June 16, 2017: The Orion Sirius Pro AZ/EQ-G mount, Part Two – Great Locating and Tracking! and the Celestron Lithium Powertank

Power problems solved!  The Celestron Lithium Iron Phosphate Powertank (which I’ll more fully describe below) puts out 3 amps, and powers this mount excellently.  No more stutter-slew or stutter-track as I described in my last post.  The mount just works great.  Finally. But how well does this mount really work?  I tested it two ways […]

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April 14, 2017: The Dragonfly Telephoto Array, Galactic Formation, and Dark Matter

Having moved to Denver last summer, I could not attend NEAF this past weekend as I had the previous two years.  However, that didn’t stop me from “attending” the lectures.  Unlike previous years, where only select lectures were posted to Youtube a few months afterwards, NEAF live-streamed all of the lectures on both Saturday and […]

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