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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January 8, 2018: The C9.25 Of My Dreams Is Here! And the Trapezium Falls to its Might!

Well, I’ve finally done it!  I’ve finally bought my long sought after Celestron 9.25-inch optical tube assembly (OTA).  I had been very patient, waiting and waiting for a used one to come up for sale at a reasonable price with the newer Starbright XLT coatings, as they have about 10-15% greater light transmission than the […]

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