has been an important part of my life for over 40 years.
I like deep-sky
I've owned a lot of telescopes, and am presently satisfied with the eight I have:
|Items of Interest:|
Read how I, a humble man of less than ordinary means, came to possess these legendary telescopes.
Experience even more levels of detail as I wax enthusiastic over this fabled instrument.
|Reviews of Other Telescopes
Discussions of various telescopes I have owned, plus some accessories.
|Beginning Nerd Astronomy
Discover the pulse-pounding origins of my involvement in amateur astronomy.
|Leonid Meteor Storm 2001
A few photographs from this amazing event.
observing and space:
An essay about the seasons and observing
Another essay about observing
A story about a shuttle launch
BS Catalog of Favorite Little-Known Deep Sky Objects
No Messier objects here...but nothing especially difficult, either.
|Artwork from the
impact of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 on Jupiter
My views of the most impressive celestial event anyone has ever seen.
|Comet Hale-Bopp drawing and
We could use a few more comets like this one.
Saturn's 1989 occultation of 28 Sagittarii
Watching Saturn pass in front of a bright star is pretty trippy.
Mostly auroras, with a few other things.
Notes on a few pairs which are particularly challenging or significant in some way.
for Amateur Astronomers
Read no farther! I warn you, don't look at this!
|Celestron Omni XLT 150 Review
Are your telescopic ambitions somewhat modest? Maybe this inexpensive little scope will interest you.
A humble periodic comet makes an unexpectedly big impression.
the Horsehead Nebula
A few notes on observing this famously elusive object over the years.
A few thoughts and reminiscences about these venerable oculars, a product of the little farm village of Candor, New York, near my home.
In which some not very surprising conclusions are drawn about the relative performance of a few small telescopes.
|Venus Transit 2012
Photos from this rare event. If you missed it, don't count on being around for the next one.
Featuring the more successful of my humble efforts at the art and science of celestial photography.