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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October 14, 2017: Spotting Diffuse Objects – Galaxies and Nebulae – With Dark Adaptation

One of the problems you might encounter when observing some nebulae and galaxies is that the light that they’re emitting is spread out over a large area – huge, sometimes.  This makes them difficult to find and see. The Triangulum Galaxy, M33, is a perfect example of this.  Nowadays, it’s risen about 30 degrees up […]

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