Orion’s Color and Characteristics — An Observing Delight

Oh my goodness, the night was cold! I had to reset equipment on the little 8 inch telescope to add a lens (called Hyperstar) to reduce the scope’s standard focal length by 80%. The result would give us a wide field view of the Orion Nebula, whose colors and shapes… Continue reading

The Value of Observing and the Importance of a World View

Observation is critical to what we believe. We observe things to make postulations and conclusions. It generally governs what actions we take and how we see ourselves. What about historical observation? What do we assume when we observe something long past (we are observing, in this case, events that are… Continue reading