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Early February Observing

posted 03-Feb-2019 by astronerd


As it turns out, 2018 was not a very good year for observing. The weather did not cooperate on most of my planned observing sessions where they were sessions with my club, the...

ISS Solar Transit – Dec 2018

posted 12-Jan-2019 by astronerd


At the end of December, I attempted to capture the International Space Station as it crossed the face the sun (aka a transit). Well, I failed. However, it was still a fun experience...

2018 ECVAR (East Coast Video Astronomy Rendezvous)

posted 27-Oct-2018 by astronerd


The fall of 2018 will not be remember for good astronomy by people in the Mid-Atlantic states. Hurricanes Florence and Michael made a mess of things in September and October,...

July 2018 Grazing Lunar Occultation

posted 08-Jul-2018 by astronerd


On July 2, 2018 the star Deneb Algedi (a.k.a Delta Capricornus) was occulted by the moon. From a location in Cary, NC, this event could be viewed as a Grazing Lunar Occultation...

An Introduction to Video Astronomy

posted 24-Sep-2017 by astronerd


This month, a fellow Raleigh Astronomy Club (RAC) member and I presented an introduction to Video Astronomy or EAA (Electronically Assisted Astronomy) at our September club meeting

It had been more than 30 years since the last total eclipse in the US and the eclipse in August of 2017 certainly put the USA into eclipse fever!

The other day I came across some old video I had shot on my Sony Hi8 camcorder, it turned out to be footage of the STS 135 launch, the last launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis...

2017 Spring SRSP

posted 26-Mar-2017 by astronerd


It was another enjoyable successful SRSP this spring.  I got to see some old friends and make some new ones.  It was especially rewarding to work with a father and son...

2016 Fall SRSP

posted 01-Nov-2016 by astronerd


The Staunton River Star Party for the fall of 2016 was another excellent star party. It was the a great shakedown trip from my new A-Liner camper plus an excellent time to practice...

2016 ECVAR (East Coast Video Astronomy Rendezvous)

posted 02-Oct-2016 by astronerd


This was my first ECVAR and...

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