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December 12, 2005

A morning romp with the Orion 6XT IntelliScope

Shortcuts for this entry: Finder issues and then there's the vertical stop Not Microsoft The Beehive Eskimo Saturn M35 M3 and M51 Scope facts just for the record Hey Scotty, Give me warp .3! Sorry sir, the best we can...
Posted by Greg Stone at 04:49 PM
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December 09, 2005

Can you see? Do you see?

No . . . that is not it . . .just my childish dabbling in Photoshop . . . Some time last spring I had one of those wonderful experiences at the eyepiece where lots of things meditation,...
Posted by Greg Stone at 10:57 AM
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December 05, 2005

Of dogs, and queens and brighter things

Jump to: Messier 47 - an open cluster Why visual observing Saturn NGC 2392 - the "Eskimo" Well, even I, with my lousy hearing, can hear myself crunch-crunch-crunch to the observatory on a morning like this. It is 3 am,...
Posted by Greg Stone at 06:14 PM
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December 04, 2005

Rethinking and refining equipment choices

Ive had enough experience with visitors at the observatory to now refine my equipment choices and develop a pattern for the sessions. First, I want to make sure each session at the Observatory involves some naked eye observing, some...
Posted by Greg Stone at 11:03 AM
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Triple, quadruple, and gang - but not in that order

Topics, this post: Pleiades Beta Monoceros Sigma Orionis 4.5-inch Orion Dob Stars tend to hang out together and observing stars that are close to one another offers some special opportunities to make comparisons. On the mornings of December 3 and...
Posted by Greg Stone at 10:23 AM
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