Identify telescope and HEQ5 question

Can anyone identify this Sky-Watcher telescope? Looking at this deal on marketplace but no way of identifying the small scope – picture 1 I notice the hand controller says ‘SynScan AZ’ , does this mean it can only control an az mount (wouldn’t make sense being sold with an eq)? – picture 2 And is … Read more

Why Do We Give Gifts? An Anthropologist Explains This Ancient Human Behavior

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. Have you planned out your holiday gift giving yet? If you’re anything like me, you might be waiting until the last minute. But whether every single present is already wrapped and ready, or you’ll hit the shops on … Read more

Survey study on 2,434,203 individuals aged 15 to 89 across 168 countries from 2005 to 2022 found that links between internet adoption and psychological well-being are small at most, despite popular assumptions about the negative psychological effects of internet technologies and platforms

Survey study on 2,434,203 individuals aged 15 to 89 across 168 countries from 2005 to 2022 found that links between internet adoption and psychological well-being are small at most, despite popular assumptions about the negative psychological effects of internet technologies and platforms

Some UFO records must be released, US Congress says

The United States Congress just passed legislation that directs the U.S. government to release records related to UFOs. Some UFO records, anyway. According to new provisions in the Fiscal Year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act, the law that funds the U.S. military and related activities, the U.S. National Archives must collect for release all documents … Read more

Nikon Z8 Vs Sony A7R V Vs Canon EOS R5

When it comes to choosing a camera, the sheer volume of different options can be overwhelming, especially if you’re a beginner and aren’t sure which brand to invest in, or if all the tech jargon goes straight over your head and you struggle to make sense of it all. It can be hard to know … Read more

Nebula discovery

In imaging some distant galaxies, I discovered a very faint structure on the far edge of the frame. I spent the next three nights centered on it, and with a fast scope (C14/Hyperstar) I got 18 hours of good frames. I also imaged with another scope in Oiii, thinking it was Oiii and got nothing. … Read more

The World’s Oldest Settlements Were Built by a Culture Nobody Expected : ScienceAlert

Thousands of years before ancient people in Central Eurasia learned to farm, hunter-gatherer groups in the subarctic were building some of the first permanent, fortified settlements, challenging the notion that agriculture was a prerequisite for societies to ‘settle down’. Researchers now think they have dated the earliest known fortifications in the icy north, if not … Read more