Monthly Archives: July 2011

Two Days in July–from Binocular to Telescope

It is not just the act of a single observation of the heavens that is significant. When an observer begins to step back and consider what has been seen and recorded, a period of observation begins to take on a … Continue reading

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Moon in July

At first glance, the sketch may not seem so different from any other. It’s just another crater. With a little closer look, the observing sheet shows other things. It was after dawn when the sketch was started. Astro-video tools help … Continue reading

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The Dumbing Down of Observing

It is a simple sketch from a quiet evening around sunset during summer. Why don’t we see these scenes? The moon has a regular cycle in the sky. Why don’t we see it? The scriptures actually speak of the process … Continue reading

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The Wonder of the Visual Spectrum in the Swan

No matter how many times I have looked at the Swan (M17), this nebula is a delight to observe. I have¬†studied it with different scopes, binoculars, and astro-video tools on scopes.¬†In the context of the local star field in a … Continue reading

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The Edge-on Galaxy: a Dramatic Invitation

The manifold glory of God’s created heavens are a drawing card and invitation with any instrument or pair of eyes, but one can go much further–delving into the inviting details of particular objects. So many are so unique and singular. … Continue reading

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“Black Eye” Galaxy and the Fear of the Lord

We think of fear as fright or terror. It is usually an unwelcome thing unless it is part of a story that is separated from us. The fear of the Lord is different–deeper in meaning and wider in application. It … Continue reading

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