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Astronomy Day 2024

Saturday, May 18, 2024

RENO/SPARKS, NV (May 13, 2024) – The Astronomical Society of Nevada (ASN) will celebrate Astronomy Day 2024 on Saturday, May 18, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM with a free event at Lazy 5 Regional Park, 7100 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV.  The public is invited to attend and learn about astronomy in northern Nevada and observing some of the darkest skies in the country.

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Solar Sunday Seminar

Thursday, February 15, 2024 - Jim Fahey

ASN will witness a major solar event this year.  A total solar eclipse will cross from Texas to Maine on April 8, 2024.  We wish to thank Michael Spingler for the research he has done. It’s time for ASN astronomers to prepare for these two events...

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Celestron SCT 11

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

AstroPhotography package. Explore anything from the Moon to distant nebula. Amazing light capturing capability with the 11" mirror in the Optical Tube assembly. . .

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Celestron CPC Deluxe 1100 HD Comuterized Telescope

Monday, December 11, 2023

Celestron CPC Deluxe 1100 HD Computerized Telescope. Includes two 2” and one 1.25 eyepiece, vibration pads, power tank, led finder, finder scope, carrying case, and tripod. The scope is in excellent condition. For sale $3900.00

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Join the ASN Members Forum

Monday, August 21, 2023 - Admin

The ASN has a new Discussion Forum for members. It's just getting started, but the more we use it, the greater sense of community we will feel as astronomy enthusiasts. Through discussions, we can help to foster a love of learning and discovery. We can encourage engagement in astronomy research and outreach. And we can help to promote a deeper understanding of astronomy.

If you are passionate about astronomy, we encourage you to join the discussion forum and get involved. You will be glad you did!

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The NexStar 10 and The Kendrick dew remover system

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 - Jim Fahey

The NexStar 10 boasts features like USB 3.0 SuperSpeed (backward compatible with USB 2.0), a  high-resolution ON Semiconductor CMOS color sensor with super small 1.67 micron pixels in a 3856 2754 pixel array, Celestron iCap image capture software, RegiStax stacking software, and more.

The Kendrick dew remover system is designed to eliminate dew from telescope optics by keeping the optics slightly warmer than ambient, or above the dew point. Power is applied from a dew controller via flexible dew heaters, usually wrapped around the telescope tube, near the cell housing the optics.


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Astronomy Tools & Accessories

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Various astronomy accessories for sale: a GPS module, a Sky-Watcher's motorized mount for accurate tracking capabilities, and a VariMax Variable Eyepiece Projection adapter. Read the article for details and prices.

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ASN Solar Newsletter No. 1

Monday, April 3, 2023

ASN has the opportunity to witness two major solar events in the next 13 months; an annular solar eclipse in eastern Nevada in October 2023 and then in April 2024 a total solar eclipse will cross 13 states from Texas to Maine.

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Skywatcher 200P-DS 8" Newtonian (200/1000 f/5)

Friday, March 17, 2023 - Jonathan Hayton
I have a nice system that I'm going to be retiring.  
I prefer to offer as a complete set, but open to offers for individual components.
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iOptron iPolar Electronic Polarscope with Rear USB Port

Monday, February 27, 2023 - Phil Ricci

iOptron iPolar Electronic Polarscope with Rear USB Port - No Mount Adapter - Fits CEM26, GEM28, SkyGuider...

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Milky Way

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

 Milky Way image taken with Cannon 200 mm by Phil Ricci?

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Markleeville , CA Star Party

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Markleeville . August 19, 2023 Sunset 7:51 Moon set 9:34 THIS IS A DARK SKY AREA!. Read the article for details and map.

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Somerset Community Star Party

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Somerset Community Star Party Friday September 22, 2023. Sunset 6:58 Moon set 11:32. This is a local community west of Reno. 


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This Venus-Jupiter Conjunction is Coming Up

Monday, February 20, 2023

"Venus and Jupiter will appear in the same part of the sky 1.5 hours after sunset on March 1, 2023. On March 1, Venus will meet up with the gas giant Jupiter in an event known as a conjunction. This close conjunction will bring the planets 32 arcminutes, about half a degree, apart."

Read the article, "See a bright Venus and Jupiter hold a celestial meeting in the night sky this month" by Joe Rao on


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