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Observation Report — Sunday, 07-15-2017

Observation Report Sunday night, July 15th, 2017 Mark Smith with 10” F/5.56 Newtonian Richard Craig with 102 Maksutov Steve Maas, binoculars Your Humble Narrator, GSO 8” Dob We dodged clouds, principally in the south, all night. We caught the gibbous Venus & beautiful Crescent Moon early, but quickly turned our attention to Jupiter. Io created […]

Observation Report, 06-22-2018

Observation Report, Friday, June 22nd, 2018 Tech Terrace Park Richard Craig, 102mm Maksutov Mark Smith, 10″ F/5.56 dobsonian Ray Smead, himself Your humble narrator, SkyWatcher 6″ traditional dobsonian Steve Maas, Binoculars I arrived quite late for this public star party, probably around 10:15 or so, and wasn’t setup to observe until no earlier than 10:30. […]

Observation Report, 05-25-2018, Tech Terrace Park

Who showed up? Steve Maas 10×50 binoculars Richard Craig 102mm Maksutov Me Zhumell 8” dob Tom Heisey TV 101 Nagler-Petzval Gary Leiker 12” Orion Intelliscope Mark Smith self Scott Harris & Lesley Chapa, selves My hoped for big turnout for the end-of-school fizzled without a student, and we put on a public star party for […]

Observation Report, Camp Rio Blanco, 14-April-2018

Participants Girls Scouts of South Plains and greater Crosbyton area Richard Craig Celestron 150 XLT (6″ F/5 reflector) Gary Leiker 12″ Meade SCT Scott Harris & Lesley C8 Mark Smith 10″ F/5.5 Humble Narrator GSO 8″ dobsonian The last astronomer from Lubbock to arrive, I pulled into Camp Rio Blanco at about 10:20, and aligned […]

Observation Report, 17-Mar-2018

Location: Gott Observatory Participants: Gary Leiker with his Orion 12” Intelliscope Dobsonian Scott Harris and his 8” Celestron NexStar 8SE Richard Craig and the Orion 102 Maksutov Mark Smith Your humble narrator with his Kunming 102mm F/7 refractor and SkyWatcher 130 F/5 reflector on the GSO SkyView Delux alt-az mount with AstroTech Voyager Extension tube […]

Observation Report, 10-Dec-2017

Gary Leiker 4.5″ Orion Starblast Darien Perla C8 fork mount Your humble narrator 4″ F/7 ED Chinese refractor Mark Smith 10″ F/5.58 dob I arrived later than I’d have liked, but it can be difficult to make my wife appreciate astronomy anything like shopping at Lowe’s, but home improvement is a good thing, too. I […]

Observation report, 22-Oct-2017

Darien Perla 8” SCT Steve Maas Dmitri & Katia Paniukov 130mm F/5 reflector Charles Beaudoin 8” XTi Jerry Hatfield 10” XTi Ruben Saldana imaging with C150XLT Your Humble Narrator 8” Zhumell dob Although I’d hoped to arrive right at dusk, 7:30, having already packed my scope into the car by 7 PM, I managed to […]

Observing from Emma, 29-oct-2016

Observation Report – Emma Cemetery, 29 Oct 2016 Jerry Hatfield, birthday boy, Orion XT 10i, ES 16mm 100* and 30mm 82* eyepieces, amongst others Gary Leiker, 8” Celestron HD on AVX mount Scott Harris with Leslie, Orion XX 14i Mark Smith 10” F/5.56 dob Your humble narrator, 8” SkyWatcher dobsonian, 28mm Explore Scientific 68* Our […]

Celestron C5 for sale in Lubbock

A local astronomer is selling his Celestron C5 and accessories on http://lubbock.craigslist.org/art/5847403075.html. If you are interested, contact him through Craigslist.

Tech Terrace on a Monday night, 10-10-2016

Gary Leiker called me on Monday night, October 10th, 2016, to go out to Tech Terrace Park. There was a big gibbous moon in the sky, but we were both ready for some astronomy. I didn’t arrive until about 9:30, but went straightway to setting up and was aligning my finders (red dot and 50mm […]