Archive for September, 2014

Seeing spots

Last night’s late-forming clouds and wind may have stopped SPAC from having a good time at Gott last night, but you can never keep a good astronomer down.  Sometimes we get so caught up in looking for dark, starry nights, we forget all about the closest star to Earth — the Sun.  Right now, we are […]

Gott Astronomy? Saturday night, 30-Aug-201​4

Keeping with tradition, I arrived late at the Gott Observatory Saturday night, about an hour after sunset, around 9:20 or so.  Everyone was already set up with their scopes observing.  Gary and Scott had Gary’s 12″ solid tube Orion dob.  I recalled looking thru Gary’s Meade 5000 30mm UWA and 18mm Meade HD eyepieces.  Jerry Hatfield […]