Category Archives: Observing

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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Confessions of a Christmas Trash Scope

This blog is kind of a throwback in honor of the holidays. It was originally published in “Astronomy Technology Today” a few years ago, and I did a “365 Days of Astronomy” podcast based on it once. I still think … Continue reading

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Amateur Astronomy from Florida

Welcome to Florida! You are here… right in the middle of that big white glob. Living in Florida is a mixed blessing for an amateur astronomer. In the winter we have the world renowned Winter Star Party in the Florida keys. For … Continue reading

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