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Mysterious Stars Surround Andromeda's Black Hole - Credit: © 2002 R. Gendler, Photo by R. GendlerThe Andromeda Galaxy photographed with a 12.5-inch telescope by amateur astronomer Robert Gendler.

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Behold, the active monster Centaurus A. The galaxy itself is a mess; it has suffered multiple collisions with other galaxies, creating chaos on a cosmic scale, 13 million light-years away. Credit & Copyright: Amateur astronomer Rolf Olsen Telescope: 25 cm (10 inch) mirror / 120 hour exposure

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Space Photo of the Day 2013

Informally known as the "Soap Bubble Nebula", this planetary nebula (officially known as PN G75.5+1.7) was discovered by amateur astronomer Dave Jurasevich on July 6th, 2008. It was noted and reported by Keith Quattrocchi and Mel Helm on July 17th, 2008. This image was obtained with the Kitt Peak Mayall 4-meter telescope on June 19th, 2009 in the H-alpha (orange) and [OIII] (blue) narrowband filters. In this image, north is to the left and east is down.

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Conical cross-section mirrors. A New product for both amateur astronomers and professionals

A Comet and a ClusterThis beautiful image shows the comet Lovejoy as it moves past the Pleiades Cluster. While the Pleiades Star Cluster has been studied for thousands of years, the comet Lovejoy was only discovered in August of 2014 by the amateur astronomer Terry Lovejoy. Terry’s passion for astronomy lead him to discover the first comet from ground-based observation in over 40 years.Credit: AmazingSky.com/Terry Lovejoy

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Stargazing tips for amateur astronomers

Stargazing tips for amateur astronomers #science #space #astronomy

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Group Of Galaxies Called "Stephan's Quintet" (Favored Object For Amateur Astronomers With Good Hobby Telescopes). The Quintet Is A Prototype Of A Class Of Objects Known As 'Compact Groups Of Galaxies' - NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope

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Comet Hyakutake. This spectacular comet was discovered by a Japanese amateur astronomer in 1996

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Scientific American the Amateur Astronomer (Hardcover)

Scientific American the Amateur Astronomer