Saturday June 22, 2019
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Contact:The Albuquerque Astronomical Society
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TAAS Astronomy 101
Saturday, June 22 - 6:00pm
Science and Math Learning Center, UNM Campus
Free and open to the public (see www.taas.org ( for details and map
"Finding Galaxies with Red-Dot Finder and Push-To Mount" - John Laning
This talk will cover finding Galaxies in the Messier Catalog, which number 40. Laning will use a table with sizes and distances, use of charts from The Sky 6* to locate each galaxy, and images he has taken of these Messier galaxies.
* "The Sky6" is a planetarium program using sky charts in which objects can be selected by mouse and information provided. It is a little like SkySafari on your tablet or smart phone. If you have the correct driver software for your mount, you can also control where your mount points.