March Setting Moon

The Facts   The evening was a classic early spring night for Virginia that was complete with rushing clouds and gusty winds that follow a front passage. Temperatures were dropping fast. Patches of clear sky showed twinkling stars, which is a sure sign of atmospheric instability. It took 20 minutes… Continue reading

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The Flame and the Fire

The Technical Part. This is a 40 minute sketch that was developed by watching a video feed from a specialized video camera that is mounted on a 4 inch refractor and motorized mount. The video camera enables me to see color and detail that is not normally possible with a small telescope… Continue reading

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Contrast among Star Clusters

It is amazing to me that certain areas of the sky contain contrasting objects and scenes, which is an illustration of my Lord’s richness. Two star clusters (M46 and M47) are a good example. Because they are open clusters (loose groupings of stars), adjacent to each other, and take up… Continue reading

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