Well, I’m getting super-psyched to be going to my first star party, the Rocky Mountain Star Stare, on Wednesday! My car is gonna be pretty full for the trip to sustain me for all 5 days. I’ve already packed all my astro stuff, my camping stuff, my clothes, books, and am now planning my meals. It’ll […]Read More June 12, 2018: RMSS Observing Lists!
Because my plague of bad weather has now stretched on deep into a second month, I thought it would be a good time to take a look back at the past year – well, the past 14 months, actually – since I bought my Mak, and discuss both of my scopes, and my equipment with […]Read More December 30, 2015: Year-end review, Part 1 – the Mak and the ‘frac
Well, after a six-month hiatus, I thought it would be a good idea to let all six of my readers know that I didn’t fall into a ditch and that my telescope didn’t melt or shatter. You know how you’re typing in a nice long entry on a computer, and all of a sudden something […]Read More November 29, 2015: . . . And we’re back! Warranty woes, Starhopping, and Binoviewers
The Lyra Double-Double mounting system arrived, and wonder of wonders, I have managed to use it to attach the ST-80 to the Mak. The two-headed Frankenscope is here! MUHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! I have the ST-80 mounted pretty much in the middle of the front-to-back axis of the Mak, so as not to affect my balance in that […]Read More January 5 , 2015 – The Frankenscope is Alive! It’s Alive! And EP dilemmas