January 21, 2019: Lunar Eclipse!

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 […]

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January 10, 2019: Telescopes Are Like Shoes – One Scope Can’t Do It All

“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 […]

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February 28, 2015 – Dabbling in Astrophotography with the Triple Conjunction and the Moon

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. […]

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