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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March 27, 2018: William Herschel, the Herschel 400, and the NGC – All 7840 of Them

I’ve posted about a couple of DSO catalogues, the Messier and the Caldwell, that beginners should start out with.  Heck, even supposedly “more advanced” astronomers like myself are still working on these lists, as they represent the vast majority of the most gorgeous items in the sky.  But if you’re looking for your next challenge, […]

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