Monthly Archives: November 2013

Shopping for a Telescope?

When you are an “astronomy guy”, around this time of year you get inquiries from friends looking to buy a telescope as a Christmas present. Often this is for a child or a grandchild, but sometimes the friend is shopping

Posted in Observatory and Telescopes

Will It Be a Spectacle Or a Speck?

Spectacle or speck? OK, I stole that phrase. But it’s just too good not to use. Comet ISON will very soon be upon us. The image above was taken with the Hubble Space Telescope when ISON was a little over

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Posted in Sky Phenomena