Author Archives: TJDay

More views of Jupiter

We were out last night looking at Jupiter.  Still some nice views.  Tried the 10 mm objective with the orange filter and saw the bands very clearly.  Matt was able to make out at least one moon in his binoculars.  … Continue reading

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Jupiter Late October 2011

Some pretty wonderful views of Jupiter lately.  As it turns out, according to a recent Astronomy Picture of the Day Jupiter is near opposition, and also quite close to the earth.  So, prime viewing.  As we have been having some … Continue reading

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Star Party October 2011

Well, it is kind of late here, and I haven’t written the whole thing up, but it was a pretty good party, for me.  The sky was a little hazy at first, but it cleared up as the night got … Continue reading

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Birmingham gets as much annual rainfall as Seattle.  Nevertheless, I am optimistic that I should get some looking in sometime soon, and when I don’t I can be studying the Messier Marathon book, and trying to figure out what should … Continue reading

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Hip Pocket

You mentioned this publisher, Hippocketpress, and it reminds me of an experience I had.  There used to be pocketbooks, what maybe then were called paperbacks, and they sort of fit in a pocket. Some years back I was walking down … Continue reading

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Messier Marathons

I think March is a good month for marathons.  There is one (a think split over two weekends because of the condition of the moon) this weekend and next in Alabama. One, maybe both of those weekends ought to be … Continue reading

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