October 14, 2017: Spotting Diffuse Objects – Galaxies and Nebulae – With Dark Adaptation

One of the problems you might encounter when observing some nebulae and galaxies is that the light that they’re emitting is spread out over a large area – huge, sometimes.  This makes them difficult to find and see. The Triangulum Galaxy, M33, is a perfect example of this.  Nowadays, it’s risen about 30 degrees up […]

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September 12, 2017: Our Sun

Let me just start out by saying that this ISN’T a post about the recent eclipse.  But it’s been inspired by the eclipse.  This is a post all about our glorious sun! I’ve become a lecturer at the Public Nights at my astroclub, the Denver Astronomical Society, and gave my first lecture last week.  This […]

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