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Old 15-11-2007, 02:55 PM
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People suddenly seem to be making a lot more sense.
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Old 14-11-2008, 04:44 PM
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As a newbie getting into astrophotography being confused by all these new terms, this glossary is a great idea.

I have some more terms that aren't on that list that I don't fully understand, although some I do but weren't on the list, and think it'd help others if they are added. Mainly equipment type terms, some are commonly used abbreviations here:

focal reducer
field flattener
guide scope
dew heater
guide cam
goto
SCT
ED
APO
HST
ISS
DSO
first light
piggyback
sub (sub exposures)
dark frame
stacking

That's all I can think of at the moment. I know many of these terms are obvious to you guys, but to a newbie I either didn't know and had to search, or had to think a little harder than normal to figure them out.
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Great

These terms would be useful while writing an article or a webcontent regarding astronomy ! great work done !
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Old 17-01-2009, 05:43 PM
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Thanks for the info, it is a great help for a starter.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:04 PM
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Missing thread?

Hi all,

Its a been a while since I put in a post, I went off and sulked when I didn't win the Ice in Space 5yr comp (joke, joke).

My question is, where is the link to this glossary?

I followed Mike's link on the first post but only got the IIS homepage. I also looked in the articles and could not seem to find it.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:46 PM
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Try here Greg:
http://www.iceinspace.com.au/glossary.html

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Old 18-09-2009, 12:59 PM
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Thanks Mike

Thanks Mike,

Sorry it took so long for me to reply.

Much appreciated,

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Quote:
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As a newbie getting into astrophotography being confused by all these new terms, this glossary is a great idea.

I have some more terms that aren't on that list that I don't fully understand, although some I do but weren't on the list, and think it'd help others if they are added. Mainly equipment type terms, some are commonly used abbreviations here:

focal reducer
field flattener
guide scope
dew heater
guide cam
goto
SCT
ED
APO
HST
ISS
DSO
first light
piggyback
sub (sub exposures)
dark frame
stacking

That's all I can think of at the moment. I know many of these terms are obvious to you guys, but to a newbie I either didn't know and had to search, or had to think a little harder than normal to figure them out.
Agreed, it will be nice to have some more key terms added to the list.

Here are a few more that I think is worth adding

f ratio
focal length
CCD
star trail
rack and pinion/Crayford focuser
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Old 19-07-2010, 04:05 PM
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and you can google it and save the links to the various existing lists as well as the one on here for example
http://observers.org/beginner/glossary.html
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It is pleasing to see that people are still using the Glossary.
It lets me know it was certainly worth doing

and yeah, don't forget that you can google any term not in here.
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AuroraA glow in a planet's ionosphere caused by the interaction between the planet's magnetic field and charged particles from the Sun. This phenomenon is known as the Aurora Borealis in the Earth's northern hemisphere and the Aurora A "

I know the Aurora Ausralis is listed right under, but unless my laptop is just being stupid, may I suggest finishing the sentence?

Still, I love the glossary, I think I will find it really useful!
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hmm should the Astronomy Acronyms article be combined with the Glossary?

Astronomy Acronyms (and constellation acronyms): http://www.iceinspace.com.au/index.p...63,440,0,0,1,0
Glossary: http://www.iceinspace.com.au/glossary.html

I had an email from someone who wanted some things added to the glossary because they weren't there (APO and ED), and then I found them in this Acronyms article.

Might be worth combining to have an overall source?

Thoughts?
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Old 16-05-2011, 04:06 PM
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The Glossary has been merged with Astronomy Acronyms and modern constellation abbreviations.

You'll still find it at the same place:

Glossary of Terms of Astronomy Acronyms

I'm happy to add any new terms or acronyms or abbreviations - please just get in touch and send them to me. Ideally with the term/meaning, or if you don't know, I can search it up and then add it
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The Glossary has been merged with Astronomy Acronyms and modern constellation abbreviations.

You'll still find it at the same place:

Glossary of Terms of Astronomy Acronyms

I'm happy to add any new terms or acronyms or abbreviations - please just get in touch and send them to me. Ideally with the term/meaning, or if you don't know, I can search it up and then add it
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Noob bible Perfect!

Thanks Mike and all those who contributed!

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I realise this has been on here for a couple of years but what an awesome list for us newbies.

Do I have to memorise it? Is there a test?

Good work and thankyou.
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Good glossary!
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?Thanks for sharing, great to know
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Sounded good but apparently we need shorter focal length..... focal reducers would bring their own cons with the pros.
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