Happy Leap Day! I recently started what I thought was a very interesting discussion at one of the Facebook astronomy clubs that I belong to, Telescope Addicts. As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, LIGO scientists recently announced that they have discovered gravitational waves, crossing off the last of Einstein’s amazing predictions from his theory […]Read More February 29, 2016: Science?
After reading some very positive reviews about them in this Cloudy Nights thread, I decided to buy some super-duper-cheap eyepieces, for no other reason than to satisfy my curiosity about them. Well, and because I’m super-duper-cheap, too. These are the Vite aspheric 62-degree EPs, which cost just NINE BUCKS each. (These are also sold under the […]Read More February 21, 2016: A Nine Dollar Eyepiece? The 23mm Vite Aspheric Eyepiece
Happy Super Bowl 50! After what seemed like an eternity of clouds and generally awful weather this whole winter, I finally got a beautifully clear night on Friday. I took the scope out nice and early, at sunset, to make sure it cooled down by the end of astronomical twilight. Normally, I’ll sit with Stellarium […]Read More February 7, 2016: Jupiter, Angry Mars, and Double Stars!