An Origin Context for Observing Atlas, Hercules, and the “Ghost”

A new lunar crescent is a sight to behold, but most folks miss it because it is low in the sky around sunset. Observing during the first few days of the lunar cycle (usually day 3 to 6) permits observation of craters in high contrast that are less obvious when more of the… Continue reading

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Gallivanting in a Stellar Ravine

We take our energetic and clear evenings when we can get them. We can be tired from long days and clear summer night skies in August are not that common. So when we have a clear eveningwith energy and no events that are interfering, the telescopes go up. But it… Continue reading

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