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Astro-freebies

The Web provides tons of free tools to help you better enjoy the night sky.
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I love freebies. A food sample served up at the supermarket, a fishing guide handed out at an outdoor expo, even the toothbrush my dental hygienist gives me after cleaning my teeth — if it’s gratis, I’ll take it!

Needless to say, I’m always on the lookout for astronomy-related freebies. On rare occasions, I’ll hit the jackpot — a telescope rescued from a local recycling facility or an eyepiece donated by a friend who upgraded his set. More realistically, free astronomical goodies come my way in the form of printouts and downloads gleaned from the Internet. Here are a few of my favorites.

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