Interesting Things: Bridge




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Interesting Things: Fall Color 2


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Interesting Things: Fall Color 1


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Interesting Things: Rusted Grill


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Interesting things 6/7/10

Sun rising over the park.


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Interesting things I saw today 4/10/10

First there was the scissor tail in the park. Very pretty, very long tail.



Then there was Frisco Starfest in the evening. Lots of people came out to look through the scopes and I had mine along with my laptop where I was showing Saturn through the scope.




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Interesting things I saw today 3/27/10

We braved the wind today in order to take Chip out to the dog park where…

He got to meet some new friends…

Run around without a leash…

and get blown around by the wind.

Happy dog.

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Things I saw while on vacation. Part I

There will undoubtedly be a part II since I’ve got another week off.

Here’s the first week of interesting sighting as 2009 comes to a close.

The first evening produced a wonderful sunset and crescent Moon

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More after the break.

Continue reading “Things I saw while on vacation. Part I”

Astro morning in the park

I took my scope out to a nearby park early this morning to find out if the overall visibility, what astronomers call “seeing” was better if I wasn’t surrounded by houses and concrete.

It was. Much better.

I frequently put the scope in the driveway because that’s the darkest spot near the house. I’ll have to do a test in the middle of the backyard to make sure it’s not just the nearby concrete causes me problems. It was a bit windy so I wasn’t able to get any good shots of M42, the Great Nebula in Orion, like I hoped but the views were great and there was no shimmering caused by heat waves wafting across the image. I was even able to get good views of various craters on the Moon at 250x. Unfortunately no good pictures because of the light loss at that magnification and the wind which kept wigglying the scope.

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Eventually the Sun started to come up and since there weren’t any sunspots visible I packed up and headed home.

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Here you can see the Moon, Venus (the spot midway down, try the larger image) and my scope with the Sun coming up in the East.


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Hot Dog

Susan and I took Chip out to the park on Sunday and afterward retired to OTB where Chip sat in the shade drinking ritas, er water, while we had ritas.

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What a handsome boy.


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