Late summer is globular cluster season. Almost all of the globular clusters in the Messier Catalogue are visible at this time of year. Well, if the weather cooperates, that is. Which it didn’t out at the Denver Astronomical Society’s dark site last night. Globulars are collections of tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, or even […]Read more "September 16, 2017: Glorious Globs at the Dark Site"
Yes, I know, I initially said that there were only going to be two of these entries, but they grew so long that I decided to split them up into three – and I’ve already edited where I said there would be two. The final big changes over the past 35 years have all been […]Read more "January 31, 2016: 35-Year-End Review, Part 3 – The Computer and the Internet Change Everything"
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"