Category Archives: Stargazing

A Little Stargazing

This past Friday night, I spent a fine evening at Rainwater Observatory with my new (to me) telescope, an 8″ f/7 Discovery dobsonian, getting reacquainted with M6, M7, and M80 in Scorpius, and M69, M70, M31, and Jupiter, including the … Continue reading

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Fun with small things

After months and months of putting it off, I finally started reorganizing and cleaning my shop this past week. It’s a 12×30 building, with my power tools, gardening tools, and telescopes stuffed in, along with more other stuff than I … Continue reading

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NO! NO!! NO!! Mars will NOT look as big as the Moon!

Arrgh!!  It’s happening again!  The email hoax about Mars making it’s closest approach in a zillion years is going around again.  it’s happened each summer since 2003, when Mars did make a historically close approach. But as I wrote in … Continue reading

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The Moon and Venus

I was headed out for my walk this morning and saw this beautiful pairing of the Moon and Venus. I wish I’d gotten my tripod, but for being hand-held this came out pretty good. Taken with a Pentax K1000D, Tamron … Continue reading

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Will Mars Look As Big As The Moon?

It’s BAAAAAAACK!!!! That stupid email about Mars looming in our night sky like a big ol’ ‘nuther Moon is making the rounds again. No! It won’t happen!! It can’t happen!!! No, not at all. Or, mostly not at all. This … Continue reading Continue reading

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