Amateur astronomy is a hobby where participants enjoy observing or imaging celestial objects in the sky using the unaided eye , binoculars , or telescopes. Even though scientific research may not be their primary goal, some amateur astronomers make contributions in doing citizen science , such as by monitoring variable stars ,  double stars  sunspots ,  or occultations of stars by the Moon  or asteroids ,  or by discovering transient astronomical events , such as comets ,  galactic novae  or supernovae in other galaxies. Amateur astronomers do not use the field of astronomy as their primary source of income or support, and usually have no professional degree in astrophysics or advanced academic training in the subject. Most amateurs are hobbyists , while others have a high degree of experience in astronomy and may often assist and work alongside professional astronomers. Amateur astronomers typically view the sky at night, when most celestial objects and astronomical events are visible, but others observe during the daytime by viewing the Sun and solar eclipses.
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TAL-1 Amateur Astronomer Telescope, a newtonian reflecting telescope with a mm mirror and a focal length of mm on a German type equatorial mount with slow motions, setting circles, eyepieces, filters and other accessories. We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data. Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero. Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.
A photon leaps off the sun and, about seconds later, bounces off our Earth. Light has been dancing and rebounding from faraway and nearby celestial objects for more than 13 billion years. It's time you caught some of it for your very own.