Author Archives: Richard S. Wright Jr.

What does science tell us?

So often I see the phrase “According to science…”, or “Science tells us that…”, followed by a context that leads me to believe the author really doesn’t know what science is. Science is poorly taught in most public schools, poorly … Continue reading

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Okie-Tex Star Party

The Okie-Tex star party is held every September around new new moon at camp Billy Joe in the Oklahoma panhandle. Friends have told me that the skies are better than the famed Texas Star Party, and that attendance often swells past … Continue reading

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Do-it-yourself RH-200 Focuser Upgrades

Victoria, as she is called, is my Officina Stellare RH-200 astrograph, or the Veloce. Eight inches of aperture at f/3 (3.46 corrected T/value) she is the Ferrari of my collection. When I first bought her, she had the standard manual … Continue reading

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The ARP Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies

Any avid astrophotographer will tell you that at some point you have to ask yourself, “How many times can I shoot M42”? I derive a lot of satisfaction out of shooting with different cameras/optics/etc. and modifying my techniques, so yes … Continue reading

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