As a follow up to my previous post about the Baader Moon & Skyglow filter, I did finally get to take the scope out to check out a 5-day, 9-day, and 10-day old moon, and in doing so, I figured out what the M&SG is actually doing. At first I thought it might be doing […]Read More March 30, 2015 – The Moon & Skyglow Secret and Vibrations ‘R Us – Or ‘R They?
The same day as the Levenhuk/Baader solar filter arrived, another filter arrived, too: The Baader Moon and Skyglow Filter. Suh-weet! So, between the sun and the night sky, it was really a very full and enjoyable day and night of observing. The M&SG is, in one sense, a weaker version of the Orion Ultrablock filter […]Read More March 19, 2015 – The Baader Moon and Skyglow Filter and the Crabby Astronomer
When I was observing way back when I was just a dumb teenager, I was extremely lucky that I didn’t permanently blind myself by melting my eyeballs. Or by melting my telescope, either one. Because back then, I did a little solar observing – without a solar filter. How was that possible? You can do […]Read More March 16, 2015 – If You Can’t Beat Light Pollution . . .