Author Archives: Richard S. Wright Jr.

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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Nebraska Star Party 2015

I had the distinct honor and pleasure of being the main speaker for this years Nebraska Star Party. Held annually at the Merritt Reservoir near Valentine Nebraska, this years party boasted nearly 300 attendees spread over a spacious set of … Continue reading

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