The August new moon period has been spectacular so far: I got wonderful nights at the Oregon Star Party and could see the youngest new moon that is possible at the solar eclipse of August 21. Back home, I rounded it up with an excursion to my favourite deep sky observing spot. Continue reading “Deep Sky Nights at Edelweissspitze”
Great American Eclipse: My observations
The Great American Eclipse was utterly beautiful – and quick! Here is a short report on the phonomena I observed while watching the event under almost perfect clear skies at the Oregon Star Party site in the Ochoco Mountains in central Oregon. Continue reading “Great American Eclipse: My observations”
Review: Takahashi FS-60C
The little scope that could. And might be used most often. Continue reading “Review: Takahashi FS-60C”
Telescopic eclipse observation
How to enjoy and see most of this breathtaking event. My lessons learned from four previous eclipses.