125 episodes

Space Junk is a weekly podcast dedicated to the amazing hobby of amateur astronomy. Each week we’ll answer your questions and bring you the latest information and advice on the tools, gadgets, software and techniques for maximizing your enjoyment of the night sky. Your hosts are Tony Darnell from DeepAstronomy.space and Dustin Gibson from OPT Telescopes, a world leader in telescopes and accessories. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/spacejunk/support

Space Junk OPT Telescopes

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Space Junk is a weekly podcast dedicated to the amazing hobby of amateur astronomy. Each week we’ll answer your questions and bring you the latest information and advice on the tools, gadgets, software and techniques for maximizing your enjoyment of the night sky. Your hosts are Tony Darnell from DeepAstronomy.space and Dustin Gibson from OPT Telescopes, a world leader in telescopes and accessories. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/spacejunk/support

    Complete Telescope Systems vs Assembling From Components - Which is Better?

    Complete Telescope Systems vs Assembling From Components - Which is Better?

    Is it better to buy a complete amateur astronomy telescope system that includes optical tube, mount, drive, etc or can you get better quality by assembling your own from individual components.  Dustin talks advantages and disadvantages to both.


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    • 59 min
    Backyard Observatories: Tony is Finally Building His, Should You?

    Backyard Observatories: Tony is Finally Building His, Should You?

    Tony is finally getting to a place where he can start construction on his backyard observatory for his 20 inch reflector.  In this episode, we discuss the value of having a permanent place for your telescope and it doesn't have to be fancy!


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Search for Intelligence in the Universe w/ Beth Johnson from SETI Institute

    The Search for Intelligence in the Universe w/ Beth Johnson from SETI Institute

    We have a guest today!  Beth Johnson from the SETI Institute kindly agreed to join us to talk about her role at the SETI Institute and what they are doing to help us find signs of intelligence in the universe.  


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    How Autoguiders Can Help You Find the Meaning of Life

    How Autoguiders Can Help You Find the Meaning of Life

    Tony's been thinking a lot out his life and the meaning it holds.  Getting philosophical, Dustin helps Tony realize that autoguiders are the key to understanding.


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Askar Astrographs // Degree for an Astronomy Job? // Becoming an Expert

    Askar Astrographs // Degree for an Astronomy Job? // Becoming an Expert

    Dustin has been using the new line of astrographs from Askar/Sharpstar and tells us a little about them.  Astrographs are more ubiquitous now that imaging has become so mainstream.

    Tony also talks a bit about whether you need a college degree these days to get a good job in astronomy.


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    New iOptron Mounts // The Growing Problem of LED Streetlighting

    New iOptron Mounts // The Growing Problem of LED Streetlighting

    Dustin's been using some of the new iOptron mounts that have recently come out and he talks about his experiences with them.  Tony wonders about the effects of the growing use of LED lighting in cities and towns across the world.


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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

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I started astrophotography in September and wanted a podcast to listen to on the way to work. After listen to a few others I stumbled upon this one. I love it. I love the banter between Dustin and Tony. I love the way Tony asks dumb questions to Dustin to find out what stuff is. It’s not because Tony doesn’t know, he’s just asking the dumb questions I would ask as a noob but on my behalf. I love the guests, the variety, the humour. I have a 45 min drive to work and it’s perfect for that drive. Only downside is I’ve now listened to them all and have to wait a week for the new episode. Well done to all involved in SpaceJunk. I am a fan.

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