I just got one of my Back to the Future items delivered to me, a 12.5mm Orthoscopic EP, manufactured by Kokusai Kohki of Japan. I had been wanting to get one for awhile to test it out and see if all the hype about orthos was true, and so I had been scanning the Cloudy […]Read More May 11, 2015 – The KK Fujiyama Ortho and Astronomy Gifts
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?
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 . . .