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Orion's 12 DAYS OF SAVINGS is in full swing!

DAY 3 DEAL: Orion's 5MP Solar System Camera --> http://bit.ly/1A44WUy

Don't forget to check telescope.com each day to see our featured deal! #astrophotography  
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Orion's Holiday Sale has been lit! Save up to 50% on our favorite products --> http://bit.ly/1wFSFbr

Image: Orion SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector Telescope
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Mark your calendars for the total lunar eclipse on Oct. 8, plus Jupiter season, the best chance to see Uranus on Oct. 7 (no jokes please), a partial solar eclipse on Oct. 23 and some deep sky treats. --> http://bit.ly/1mRcXuq

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JUPITER is now high enough to observe in the twilight morning sky. 

Every day you can see a different alignment of this planet and its four visible moons. Early Sunday morning, Io is hidden behind the planet, while Ganymede is on one side, and Europa and Callisto are close together on the other.

We will begin tracking various events now. Eclipses, transits, and shadow transits. Jupiter is an unending show, with changing moon alignments and events, and lots of surface details. You can see the moons moving in binoculars. For transits and fine detail, a small telescope will do.

Let us know if you see it!

Nightly Sky Charts by Mark Wagner at www.telescope.com/nightskytonight
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AURORA BOREALIS shining over the White Mountains in New Hampshire. By Christopher Georgia Photography / Time Lapse

Date Taken: 9.12.2014
Camera: Canon 6d and adapted Nikon 14-24mm lens. 
Exposure: 14mm focal length 25s exposure f/2.8 at ISO 1600.
Location: Kancamagus Pass, NH, USA

"The amazing color is due to the light data collected over 25 seconds. Although the color is not visible as shown in the image, the 'diffuse' aurora borealis apears white in the sky with very defined spikes or pillars raising high into the sky," says Georgia.

To see the spectacular light show known as the "discrete" aurora, head to Alaska, Iceland or Norway. 

Tip for catching auroras:

"Be patient and plan to be out for a long time to observe the night sky. The folks at the Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO), NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center (SWCA), and SolarHam.net do their very best to provide us with very detailed information on tracking the Aurora. Become familiar with these sites and study the data to better the chances of seeing the Aurora."

See more of Georgia's night sky photography --> http://bit.ly/1wumjj3
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FREE GIFTS: Spend $250 or more, and get a Moon Filter, Planisphere and Moon Map! --> http://bit.ly/1tnitne
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The Summer Nights Sale is ON at Orion Telescopes --> http://bit.ly/1zV9s8P

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CLUE #3: ORION'S 39th ANNIVERSARY MILKY WAY SCAVENGER HUNT & GIVE AWAY --> http://bit.ly/1shqtIX

Check out the link above for information on how to participate. One lucky participant will win a StarShoot AutoGuider Pro Mono Astrophotography Camera!
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