First post of the New Year!…. I guess it’s about time since we’re almost into the second month. Let’s get it started off right with a 2-part series featuring the very reasons for this site’s existence. Space Kids! That’s right, Space Daughter and Space Son. Ladies (and elders) first so this post will feature Space… Continue reading
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Go ahead. Giggle it up! I’ll proceed with the post, bloviate a bit and then explain why it actually shouldn’t be as funny as it is. Well, I take that back. See, to geriatric Millennials such as myself, it will ALWAYS be funny! Who wouldn’t think it hysterical to go to class and learn about… Continue reading
Mars is an unexpectedly difficult planet to image. At least for me. This is the best I’ve been able to do to date (11/30/2022). If you’re good at squinting, zoom your eyeballs in on the lower right quadrant of the celestial ball. I’m not trying to brag or anything, but, see that darkish tint? Yep,… Continue reading
Well, kids, as the title says it was “almost” a spectacular event. A lunar occultation of a planetary body (say that 5 times really fast to your teacher!). We’re located about 500 miles south of the viewing region. So we couldn’t actually see Mars pass behind the moon, it kind of went to the side… Continue reading
Kids, I present my latest (and so far greatest) images of the Orion Nebula, Messier 42. This is what astronomers call a star nursery because it’s literally where baby stars come from. See, when a mommy star and a daddy star love each other very much… In other words, it’s a region of deep space… Continue reading