Crab Nebula

The objective last night was to locate M1 (The Crab Nebula) without using a GoTo scope.  I used PSA (Pocket Sky Atlas) and a red dot finder. I located Aldeberan and Elnath (Alnath) then Zeta Tauri.  Zeta Tauri kept coming in and out from the set up time to the time I started observing 9P.  […]

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Orion XT10 New Scope

I bought a 10″ dob to add to my sky viewing repertoire. Last night my daughter and I went to our Club’s observation site.  We Had a great time! We quit a little early, but accomplished our mission.  1. Learn where SOS is and set up with Ranger.  Way easy and they were very nice. […]

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SJAC Christmas Party

Had a great time talking with folks with similar interests and being with the kids. I even got to meet Fred Schaff!  Way cool!! Astronomy clubs keeps your interest going. And even can motivate you into new directions.  Well, that’s all for now- Roger

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Astronomical Observations

The abri Blanchard bone dating back to 13,000 B.P.  From Wikipedia- Before Present (BP) years is a time scale used mainly in geology and other scientific disciplines to specify when events in the past occurred. Because the “present” time changes, standard practice is to use 1 January 1950 as commencement date of the age scale, […]

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