I bought the Orion Ultrablock light-pollution reduction filter and received it recently. It is a tiny little thing, but that shouldn’t have surprised me, because my Orion variable density moon filter is also very small. There are four main types of filters that are available to the amateur astronomer. What they do is to selectively remove […]Read more "February 26, 2015 – The Ultrablock Filter"
Well after 9 days of clouds, I finally got to go out and use my brand new eyepiece, an 8mm TeleVue Plossl that I picked up for just 50 bucks on eBay – which is one helluva bargain, almost half-price. The clouds didn’t start clearing until late in the night, so I wasn’t able to […]Read more "December 12, 2014 – Upgrading the Mak, Part 3 – 8mm TeleVue Plossl, filter"