Tips and Techniques for Observing

  • FLO Panorama 2018-02-10 - I did a quick panorama for FLO to get a better idea of the skyline and obstructions. The view is from the mound just from in front of the telescope room door and facing south.  I have included two panorama images below – one as an annotated JPG and the other as a PNG with […]
  • Hand Scale for Measuring Angles - When describing how to find an object in the night sky, the location is often given as an angle from a bright, easy to find object. This is particularly true for “naked eye” and binocular objects where you don’t have a fancy GoTo computer controlled mount to point the telescope for you. Statements like “Mercury […]