Archive for the Journal Category

  • 2011-10-15

    52°F 9:30pm – 10:00pm Perfect ‘Halloween’ night; light wind, crystal clear sky, beautiful multi-colored leaves… actually, this entire Fall has been picture-perfect – which is great for me since Fall is by far my favorite season. Anyways, just wanted to get outside tonight and try to image Uranus since it’s high in the sky in […]

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  • 2011-09-15

    55°F 10:00pm – 12:30am -As previously stated, I have had multiple, very rewarding, observing sessions since my last entry – even bought new equipment – but have been too lazy to create an actual written journal entry. I know I will regret it later… Notables from 9/15/11: -Gorgeous color-contrasts coupled with Wikipedia descriptions made the […]

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  • Backyard Fossil

    Found this fossil in my backyard. After doing a little research, it turned out to be a pretty cool find! Click here to see the Reddit thread that featured this fossil.  

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  • 2009-11-07

    52°F 6:00pm – 12:00am -Unbelievable night for observing/imaging. Nice temperature – not too cold… and clear! Well, as clear and dark as it gets at my location. There’s a picture of my setup tonight on the ‘home’ page called ‘My observatory.’ You’ll notice a light barracade to the left of the equipment I set up […]

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  • Musings on the Meaning of Life – Andy & Jeffrey

    Andy: Why does all this sound not really that awesome? What is it missing? <Insert a now, non-existent webpage about science, philosophy, spirituality, etc. here> Jeffrey: Not 100% sure what you mean but… Maybe because when you think of a philosophy, you think something spiritual, or of something with profound meaning, etc… but what they are […]

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  • 2009-10-05

    62°F 8:00pm -Tonight is an exceptional night. It is PERFECT observing conditions – cool, really clear… and FALL – my favorite time of year. So I got out my old Dob, aligned it, focused it… and swung it over to Jupiter. It’s easily the brightest thing in the sky right now (until the moon rises) […]

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  • 2009-09-13

    63°F 6:45pm -Haven’t update the site (or my log) in a while even though I have been observing regularly throughout the spring/summer/fall. I got a chance to see the Milky Way for the first time in my life (yes, I’m 28… isn’t that sad?) a few months ago and have seen it a few times […]

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  • 2009-04-25

    80°F 11:00pm-12:45am -First Light (again)!! What I mean by that is, it’s my first light with my Meade DSI Pro II. And I have to say again, it was definitely a (relative) success! Everything worked exactly how it should, and I came home with a cool picture. The weather was PERFECT, although the visibility could’ve […]

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  • 2009-04-16

    50°F 11:00pm-11:45pm Wind: From NNE at 8 mph Humidity: 45% Pressure: 30.37 in. Dew Point: 29°F Visibility: 10.0 miles   -First Light!! I’m gonna write more about this later since I HAVE to get to bed soon, but I had to write SOMETHING on my first night out with my new scope… Usually when you […]

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  • 2009-04-11

    52°F 3:00pm *Special Entry* HAPPY INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF ASTRONOMY! -I realize it’s been MONTHS since my last entry, but I can assure you I’ve been out MANY nights observing. There’s has been a lot going on over the last few months and it’s been difficult juggling work, family, hobbies, etc… We’ve had a new addition […]

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