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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July 14, 2018: My Local Dark Site Ain’t So Dark, Redux; and No-Detail Mars, Redux

The three longtime readers of this blog might recognize the title of this post; I wrote another post about the shortcomings of my local observing site just short of two years ago, right after I moved into my apartment in Glendale, a tiny little independent city completely surrounded by Denver. Up until now, I’ve basically […]

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