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…
Meade Lightbridge Dobsonian Surrier Truss Telescopes
A dobsonian telescope consists of optics which were designed by Isaac Newton in the 1660's, on a mount popularized by John Dobson in the 1960's. They say more than half of all amateur scopes are of this type and I believe it. Many people make their…
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…
My first car was a white 1964 Barracuda. I was pretty proud of it. I suppose having my own car at age 16 helped me develop a proper sense of responsibility and independence. Those things are important. But that's not where this story is going.
One night I was on a camp-out fishing trip with some friends. The…
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