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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March 11, 2017: Astro Binoculars

Last week I had my Oberwerk 12×60 binoculars out for the moon’s occultation of Aldebaran.  I hadn’t used them in a while, and I had been sort of unsatisfied with them for a longer while.  Why?  Because they were giving me double images, as well as eyestrain and headaches as a result from not being […]

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