Vicarious Observing a World Apart

Observing the created heavens with our Filipino friends is being done from the US through a combination of astro-video tools and streaming video from www.nightskiesnetwork.ca. It is a story worth telling because our friends are only equipped with small f/5 refractor kits that we sent a few years ago. Part… Continue reading

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Lunar Crater Parable: High Ground and the Light

Observing the moon is about light play on the surface. Every observation is dependent on the sunlight’s angle. The boundary of lunar day and night is called the terminator.  The observing principle is pretty simple: high ground gets exposed to light; low ground is in shadow. So when you look at… Continue reading

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Lunar Eclipse a Harbinger?

Much of the Eastern Seaboard of the US was clouded over for the lunar eclipse on September 27, 2015. I happened to peruse a site of fellow astro-video users and found a series of photographs that recorded the event from La Pine, Oregon. We don’t normally sketch photographs, but several of… Continue reading

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