Our solar system is located in the Local Bubble near the inner edge of the Orion Arm of the Milky Way galaxy. It orbits the center of the galaxy clockwise every 230-250 million years at a 60° angle from the galactic plane.
Also see list of space exploration missions and upcoming space launches.
G-type yellow dwarf star
8 planets + 18 dwarf planets
219 moons of the planets
No telescope or stargazing session would be complete without an assortment of accessories. Here are some telescope accessories to consider adding to your collection:
Light, portable, carry around
Manageable to fit in the car
too big to really move
Cheap, light, kid-proof
First adult scope
step up for budding amateurs
for the serious hobbyist
scopes & imaging setups
Total & partial eclipses of the Sun
Total & partial eclipses of the moon
Conjunctions of the planets
for automated movement
for scope control
Planets and their moons are tiny, dim objects and are best viewed using telescope with an eyepiece.
Imaging planets and moons are best done using a telescope with an camera
Two things are infinite - the universe and human stupidity;
and I'm not sure about the universe.
- Albert Einstein