Banner photo credit: Meeeeeee!!!! What, you were expecting me to rant about the “Stupidmoon” all over again? Yeah, I’ve ranted and raved about all these stupid names that the media keeps applying to lunar eclipses – which I refuse to repeat here. But just like Ryan O’Neal was forced to do by a relentless Barbra […]Read More January 21, 2019: Lunar Eclipse!
“Okay, now WTH is he talking about?” It’s an analogy I use to explain the differences between different scopes, and why there’s no one perfect scope that does it all. You have different shoes for different purposes: sneakers, dress shoes, boots, slippers. Yes, even Crocs. They each serve their purpose, and you don’t wear one […]Read More January 10, 2019: Telescopes Are Like Shoes – One Scope Can’t Do It All
Where you from? You sexy thing (sexy thing, you). No, this post isn’t about hot and sexy telescopes. Well, okay, maybe just a little. That banner photo above is the new Skywatcher Skygate 18-inch truss tube dobsonian. They also have a 20-inch that looks the same, but the pictures I was able to find of […]Read More April 26, 2018: Making Astronomy Sexy
Yes, I know, I initially said that there were only going to be two of these entries, but they grew so long that I decided to split them up into three – and I’ve already edited where I said there would be two. The final big changes over the past 35 years have all been […]Read More January 31, 2016: 35-Year-End Review, Part 3 – The Computer and the Internet Change Everything
Astrophotography from Manhattan? Are you serious? Well, at least some AP is possible. As long as the object is bright. Really bright. There was a gorgeous triple conjunction of a brand new crescent moon, a gibbous Venus, and a faraway Mars last week, and I was able to get some snaps through my digital camera. […]Read More February 28, 2015 – Dabbling in Astrophotography with the Triple Conjunction and the Moon