July 31, 2011

July 26, 2011

Deep Sky Map, Deep Sky, Great Book

I am a star map-aholic.The Orion Deep Map 600 is a must!! 
 I love using it so much I cannot stop pulling it out  to plan my next night sky deep sky hunt, along with my amazing new book: 1,001 Celestial Wonders to See. And hunting for deep sky stuff to observe in my 12 inch dobsonian telescope. 

I have been observing for 10 years now and I wanted to bump up my observing to find even more distant objects in and beyond the Milky Way galaxy and these two deliver. Just like your scope and a great selection of eyepieces, the deep sky map and book are a powerhouse pair to amp up your observing skills and enjoyment.

I used these two under the night sky this weekend and I had a blast using them. Already I am looking forward too tonight's adventure. 

Reconnecting With The Stars, Do They Ever Leave Your Soul?

 Tonight I am taking a night off from observing, but I still feel in touch with the summer sky. Last night I attended a virtual telescope star party from 11pm untill 2:30 am then out in my own backyard of the cosmos I toured some more with my telescope untill 3am. I want to grab my new observing book, star maps and notebook and head back out there but it is just too hot, dangerously hot. So I am going to get a good nights sleep then head out tomorrow night. 

Earlier tonight as I was going through a copy of Night Sky Magazine a question about Regulas the star came up on Jeopardy and I yelled Leo Major! Yes! So nice to be back into my cozy niche with the night sky and planets, star clusters and other goodies in the Milky Way galaxy and beyond. Truly felt so happy I teared up. Loving my Astronomy again. 

July 22, 2011

Welcome To My Astronomy World

This is the start of my online observing blog.  It is going too be my observation journal from my observations  starting in 2001 when I first started observing the night sky to the present.

It might take some time getting everything uploaded but I am very much looking forward to just having a observing blog.

I used to write about the wide scope of astronomy. The name of my blog sounds like a newspaper. That's what  I am, a night sky observer. I will be adding what equipment and eyepices I have too! I have a 12 inch dobsonian , 8 inch dobsonian and a BRAND new pair of 15x70 binoculars. I miss having a blog but just talking it easy with it. Observing is what I love writing about the best.

I would love to teach about observing skills and help people enjoy the night sky to the absolute max. If you get stuck I will help you out !  My email address is to the right.