I…..ALONE

The tenor of the scriptures about the heavens is unmistakably clear: He ALONE stretched out the heavens.  The sketch below of NGC 246 includes one of several scriptures that emphasize this point. It is certainly a beautiful object to observe with a astro-video camera. This gentle swath of green is unique.… Continue reading

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Blindness That Reaches Farther Than The Eyes

It is always a challenge to observe the same object under different conditions because it teaches an observer to reach a little farther each time. However, sometimes the “reaching farther” is because the sky conditions change dramatically. This is what happened when I observed M77 twice during the same moon… Continue reading

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How To See What Cannot Be Seen

In a little 80-mm refractor, a person can stare at the area of the night sky where the beautiful Pinwheel Galaxy is located but can barely see it. It’s surface brightness is low, so without enough light gathering capacity, it’s dramatic shape and features remain hidden. Quadruple the aperture and… Continue reading

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The Edge-on Galaxy: a Dramatic Invitation

The manifold glory of God’s created heavens are a drawing card and invitation with any instrument or pair of eyes, but one can go much further–delving into the inviting details of particular objects. So many are so unique and singular. Edge-on galaxies are often like that for me when I… Continue reading

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“Black Eye” Galaxy and the Fear of the Lord

We think of fear as fright or terror. It is usually an unwelcome thing unless it is part of a story that is separated from us. The fear of the Lord is different–deeper in meaning and wider in application. It is closer to super-respect. It is a healthy but profound… Continue reading

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