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Coronado SolarMax

The Coronado SolarMax II 60mm, f/6.6, <0.5A H-α, BF15 The Scope

60mm, f/6.6, <0.5A H-α, BF15.

And here's what all that technical mumbo jumbo means.



The telescope is a refractor and the diameter of the lens is 60mm. The f/6.6 means the length of the scope is 6.6 times longer than it is wide which makes it 396 mm long (but everyone says…

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Added by Brad Snowder on July 28, 2013 at 3:43am — 3 Comments

Astronomers at Large

A meeting of the gods. Did I ever tell you about the time I prevented a bombing? Okay forget I said anything, but here's what happened.



On July 11, 1991 in La Paz, Mexico there was a total eclipse of the Sun. The Keystone Astronomers were there.



Keystone Astronomers at Large is a quirky…

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Added by Brad Snowder on July 13, 2013 at 12:45pm — 1 Comment

Deep Sky Zodiac

The beaten path that the Sun appears to trod on its yearly trek among the stars is the oldest known method of mapping our way around the sky. So the Sun was the center of celestial attention even before people promoted it to admin of the solar system. That makes a lot of sense to me. I could argue (without much effort) that out of all the thousands of gods that people have ever prayed to for a little help, the Sun is the one that delivers the most tangible… Continue

Added by Brad Snowder on May 20, 2013 at 11:29am — 1 Comment

The Day the Catholic Church Dies

The day the Church dies there will be no sounds of joy among the godless:

No horns blown or parades thrown,

Rejoicing in the streets or marching to the beat,

No angels from Heaven to smite us down,

No Devil to laugh at our descent.

The end of the world will still belong to the sun,

When the Church takes its final breath

On a day no different than today

In a world with problems unfit for gods.

Where a frock is suitable only for Halloween;

A relic of a…

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Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on September 22, 2010 at 4:43pm — 5 Comments

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