July 14, 2018: My Local Dark Site Ain’t So Dark, Redux; and No-Detail Mars, Redux

The three longtime readers of this blog might recognize the title of this post; I wrote another post about the shortcomings of my local observing site just short of two years ago, right after I moved into my apartment in Glendale, a tiny little independent city completely surrounded by Denver. Up until now, I’ve basically […]

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May 19, 2018: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Astro Customer Service

Happy Royal Wedding Day!  (If you care about such things.  Otherwise, ah-ah-ah-ah-ah, wah wah wah.)  A recent post on one of the Facebook astronomy pages got me to wondering about who does what when it comes to customer service in the astronomy biz.  Particularly, what are the heavy hitters doing – Celestron, Meade, Skywatcher, Orion, […]

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