It’s hard to find words to describe the eclipse. The overused “awesome” barely cuts it, but for once, it is correct – the eclipse truly did inspire awe – and not the “awwww” kind, either. “Glorious” is better; but I think “WOW!” pretty much says it all. It was insane. And as Ron Hranac, the […]Read more "August 23, 2017: The GREAT American Eclipse!"
Happy New Year! This half of the review gets into all those less “necessary” purchases I’ve made over after buying my two telescopes; but they sure seemed necessary at the time. My spending barrage continued as I wanted to see what all the fuss was about both TeleVue EPs and ultra-wide field EPs, too. The […]Read more "January 1, 2016: Year-end review, Part 2 – eyepieces, filters, and binoviewers, oh my!"
When I was observing way back when I was just a dumb teenager, I was extremely lucky that I didn’t permanently blind myself by melting my eyeballs. Or by melting my telescope, either one. Because back then, I did a little solar observing – without a solar filter. How was that possible? You can do […]Read more "March 16, 2015 – If You Can’t Beat Light Pollution . . ."