I just flew in from the Rocky Mountain Star Stare in Gardner, CO, and boy are my arms tired. Ba-dum-bum. It was great! Well, except for the absolutely lousy stinking cloud-covered skies. It was sort of like, “Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play?” Yeah, it was cloudy – all four […]Read More June 22, 2018: The Rocky Mountain Star Stare! . . . Or Not.
The Mak has a very different light path than a Newtonian. In a Newtonian, light enters from the top of the tube, reflects off of a primary parabolic mirror at the bottom of the tube, concentrating the light to a single point. Before it gets to that single point, the light reflects off of a […]Read More December 4, 2014: History of My Astronomizing, Part 2 – Getting the Mak
Having bought a brand new Celestron NexStar 127SLT Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope just about a month ago, I thought it would be a good idea to start keeping a blog about not only my observations but also the upgrades I’ll be making to my scope . This first post is probably going to be much, much longer than others, […]Read More December 3, 2014 – Welcome to My Astro Blog! History of My Astronomizing, Part 1