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March 21, 2008

Rules are made to be broken, right?

The old saw is that "rules are made to be broken" and last night I enjoyed myself with a little piece of observing that broke every rule in the book. I report it here, simply because rules can become such...
Posted by Greg Stone at 04:53 AM
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March 11, 2008

Strange line on the Moon

March 10, 2008 - pm - T4S3 - 29 degrees Now what is that! I had been studying Mare Crisium by the light of the 3-day-old moon, having moved the 100ED to a temporary location where the trees didn't block...
Posted by Greg Stone at 08:50 AM
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February 21, 2008

Red eye on Orion!

Well, it was hardly a clear night, but the moon fought off the clouds and haze to give us a wonderful show, as we watched the eclipse from a beautiful, dark-sky setting in South Dartmouth, MA. What a show!...
Posted by Greg Stone at 06:29 AM
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August 31, 2007

Do you see what I see?

Do you see what I see? That's not a rhetorical question. I really wish someone could give me an answer, but at the same time I'm not sure there is an answer. What I have experienced feels like an extraordinary...
Posted by Greg Stone at 06:24 AM
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August 05, 2007

Half an eclipse for early risers

OK - this one is for those viewing the total eclipse of the moon August 28 locally. Times and conditions are geared to Westport, MA - or very generally, the East Coast. There can be a big gap between total...
Posted by Greg Stone at 12:42 PM
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June 26, 2007

A symbiotic southern exposure, new gigs, and some sidewalk astronomy

I've spent a little time lately exploring nearby sites that would give me the good southern exposure I lack at Driftway Observatory. Yesterday I found one that's near perfect, ended up doing a little sidewalk astronomy in the process, and...
Posted by Greg Stone at 06:37 AM
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June 20, 2007

Time the moon, or moon it - chase those illusions away!

At the June meeting of the Prime Time program Michael Twomey gave a report on the complex and puzzling phenomena of the moon illusion where the moon appears so large in the sky near the horizon, yet we know it...
Posted by Greg Stone at 09:25 PM
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March 30, 2007

It's a full moon! Should you get out there with the werewolves?

The full moon bothers a lot of amateur astronomers and I used to just plain hate it. First, I read too many horror comic books while sitting in the barbershop as a kid, so werewolves do bother me – but...
Posted by Greg Stone at 10:26 AM
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March 05, 2007

So what happened last Saturday night?

I know - some sharp person is going to tell me there was an eclipse of the Moon, Saturday,March 3, 2007 - and they would be right. I know, because I watched it. But what exactly was happening? I put...
Posted by Greg Stone at 05:19 AM
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March 03, 2007

Simple scopes, simple joys - and Nova Scorpii too

Nova Scorpii - I put it at about 6.8 this morning - but I was using familiar comparison stars that weren't that good for this purpose. All I'm sure of is that it has dropped significantly from my previous observation...
Posted by Greg Stone at 05:32 AM
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March 01, 2007

Live, from the moon. . .

. . . we bring you Gassendi! A French theologian, mathematician, and astronomer - got to love that combination - he's been dead for about 350 years, but a magnificient crater bearing his name lives on. I like the nickname...
Posted by Greg Stone at 03:58 AM
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February 26, 2007

What did you see?! A little lunar detective story

I'm a great believer in preparing well before you go out to observe – but I don’t always do it and even when I do, I leave myself open for surprises because trying to figure out exactly what it is...
Posted by Greg Stone at 03:23 PM
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Recent Entries in Rapt in Awe
Rules are made to be broken, right?

Strange line on the Moon

Red eye on Orion!

Do you see what I see?

Half an eclipse for early risers

A symbiotic southern exposure, new gigs, and some sidewalk astronomy

Time the moon, or moon it - chase those illusions away!

It's a full moon! Should you get out there with the werewolves?

So what happened last Saturday night?

Simple scopes, simple joys - and Nova Scorpii too

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