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Adventures in Stargazing

My interest in astronomy began in the 4th or 5th grade when I had to write a report on Jupiter. I got a Sears 60mm refractor for Christmas that year and I was hooked. No astronomy clubs in the area … Continue reading

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How Not To Find A Comet

-Get binoculars down from closet shelf – Check! -Get telescope out of workshop, set up in yard – Check! -Pick out low-power and medium-power eyepieces to avoid fumbling in eyepiece case in the dark – Check! -Position nice comfortable chair … Continue reading

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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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