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Cygnus A is an elliptical galaxy nearly 800 million light-years from Earth. In its center is a supermassive black hole at least a billion times the mass of our Sun, which appears to have recently gained a companion. New observations of this galaxy with the National Science Foundation’s Very Large Array (VLA) have unveiled a second bright object located near its central supermassive black hole — an object that radio astronomers think is a second supermassive black hole, destined to merge with the first.   Based on radio observations taken with the VLA in 2015 and 2016, astronomers have spotted a new object within 1,500 light-years of the galaxy’s supermassive black hole. This object was not visible in previous radio images of the galaxy, the most recent of which prior to the discovery were taken in 1996. It wasn’t until recent upgrades were made to the VLA in 2012 that observers considered a return to this famous galaxy, which was discovered by radio...

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© NASA   The lifespan of NASA’s Cassini is coming to an end, but in one of its final acts the space probe has captured images of an incredible vortex that experts believe has been raging on Saturn for centuries. In 1981, the US space agency’s Voyager 2 spacecraft discovered a mass of clouds on the north pole of the gas giant that appeared to be permanently swirling.       Shaped like a hexagon, the weather anomaly has changed in color over the years from a bluish tint to a gold, possibly due to an increased reaction to light in the atmosphere. © NASA READ MORE: NASA’s Cassini captures creepy noise between Saturn’s rings (AUDIO) NASA has now released new images of Saturn’s peculiar storm taken during Cassini’s orbit of the planet. The images were taken on Wednesday using the Cassini craft’s methane and chlori...

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The 2017 Great American Solar Eclipse will be one of the most awe-inspiring events our Solar System has to offer, a TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE!   On Monday, August 21st ,2017, the Sun will rise over the state of Oregon and then cut across another ten states in a southeastern path all the way to South Carolina. Million sof people will be able to experience this event by simply stepping outside and looking at the sun with the correct solar gear! The 2017 Great American Solar Eclipse will be one of the most observed visual solar events in North American history!    Be sure to prepare yourself with Meade's all new Meade’s new EclipseView Line of Solar Safe telescopes are the best products available to view the upcoming Solar Eclipse! What makes EclipseView so great? They are for use both Day and Night! You can now view the Sun, Moon, Planets and more with just one telescope! Both SAF...

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 SAVE BIG ON CORONADO! Are YOU prepared for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017? Meade is here to help you prepare for the most anticipated event of the year! From January 16th through February 28th, save up to 15% on Coronado Solar Telescopes and up to 30% on CEMAX eyepieces! All Coronado products are SOLAR SAFE to make viewing the Sun an experience for all. Take advantage of the Sale and get your Coronado Solar Telescope in time for the big event!          

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Celestron Winter Accessory Sale 1-1-17 thru 1-31-17

Thursday, January 12th 2017 12:00 PM

Deck out your scope with Celestron's Winter Accessory Sale, Celestron's best accessory promotion of the year! 1-1-17 thru 1-31-17.   Celestron Holiday Accessory Sale OMNI® SERIES EYEPIECES Item #  DESCRIPTION  Regular Price   SALE PRICE  93316 Omni Series - 1.25" 4 mm $29.95 $25.95 93317 Omni Series - 1.25" 6 mm $29.95 $25.95 93318 Omni Series - 1.25" 9 mm $29.95 $25.95 93319 Omni Series - 1.25" 12 mm $29.95 $25.95 93320 Omni Series - 1.25" 15 mm $31.95 $26.95 93323 Omni Series - 1.25" 32 mm $49.95 $39.95 93325 Omni Series - 1.25" 40 mm $49.95 $39.95 X-CEL® LX SERIES EYEPIECES Item #  DESCRIPTION  Regular Price   SALE PRICE  93420 X-Cel LX Series - 1.25" 2.3 mm  $79.95 $71.95 93421 X-Cel LX Series - 1.25" 5 mm  $79.95 $71.95 93422 X-Cel LX Series - 1.25" 7 mm  $79.95 $71.95 9342...

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Takahashi FC-100 Holiday Promotion 12-1-16 thru 1-8-17

Thursday, December 1st 2016 06:23 PM

We are pleased to announce a holiday sales promotion for the FC-100 series of Takahashi telescopes. This promotion runs from December 1, 2016, through January 8, 2017. Takahashi is offering “kits” for the FC-100DC and FC-100DF telescopes substantially discounted below the price of the individual components. Each kit includes the OTA, the corresponding tube holder, and the option of either a 6x30 or 7x50 finder with the corresponding finder bracket. Select your kit from the options below!   Kit With 6x30 Finder With 7x50 Finder FC-100DC with Tube Holder $2,307 $2,467 DC-100DF with Tube Holder $2,517 $2,677  

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  Fall is here and with it comes cooler weather, great nights for observing, and also the perfect time to relax after the Holidays! Make sure you are prepared for winter observing with Meade’s LX90 Telescopes and accessories! Now extended thru January 31st 2017, receive $300 off all LX90 Telescopes and up to 25% off on accessories!! The 8” LX90 regular price $1799. Sale Price $1499. The lowest price ever offered on an LX90 telescope!         Item Description Regular Price Promo Price Your Savings 0810-90-03 8" F/10 LX90-ACF W/UHTC $1,799.00 $1,499.00 $300.00 1010-90-03 10" F/10 LX90-ACF W/UHTC $2,399.00 $2,099.00 $300.00 1210-90-03 12" F/10 LX90-ACF W/UHTC $2,899.00 $2,599.00 $300.00 607001 EYEPIECE KIT, 5 PLOSSL 1.25",BARLOW,FILTERS $189.95 $159.95 15.8% 607010 EYEPIECE KIT, EYEPIECES 2", BARLOW, FILTERS $349.95 $299.95 14.3% 606001 BATTERY PACK, LXP...

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The Legend has returned! The ETX 125 Observer!

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016 12:06 PM

      THE ETX125 OBSERVER We are proud to announce to our amazing Meade customers the newest addition to our ETX Observer Series, the ETX125 Observer!  The Legacy Continues Over the years, ETX Series telescopes have provided novice astronomers quality, value and performance, with each new model bringing enhancements and improvements. The ETX OBSERVER SERIES continues that legacy. We know you were excited about the 80mm and 90mm apertures. Now, the return of the extremely popular ETX125 takes mobile astronomy to the next level! This large 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope marries the portability of the ETX with Meade’s premium optics. Enjoy detailed close-up views of the Moon and planets, and be amazed by the stunning views of star clusters, nebulae, and more!   The Ultimate GoTo Computerized Telescope The ETX125 Observer is a fully-featured G...

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  Baader Planetarium makes the highest quality filters for CCD imaging, and now is your opportunity to bundle and save!  But don't delay, there's only one set available! Here's what's included in this set:   Item Number Description Regular Price  FLRGB-RD36 Baader Planetarium LRGB 36MM Round Imaging Filter Set    $  477.00  FHALN-RD36 Baader Planetarium Narrowband 7nm H-Alpha 36mm Filter    $  228.00  FSIIN-RD36 Baader Planetarium Narrowband 8nm SII 36MM Filter    $  188.00  FOIIIN-RD36 Baader Planetarium Narrowband O-III (8.5nm) 36MM Imaging Filter    $  182.00          Total Value:    $ 1075.00   Save $226 off! You Pay Only  $ 849.00 !   Call 1-800-850-2001 to order.Ask for the Baader Filter Set Bundle.Hurry! One Only! FHALN-RD36 FSIIN-RD...

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