Category Archives: Observing

The Sky-Watcher Mak First Impressions

So, first a disclaimer, I mean it when I say first impressions; this is not a full product review. I will do one, but usually after a few months of using something. I just hate product reviews that are “looks … Continue reading

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Don’t be hate’n on the Moon!

It think it’s high time I came out of the closet and disclosed something to my fellow astrophotographers. Most of my friends know me as a deep sky imager. Occasionally dabbling in a planet, or the sun, or maybe even … 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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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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