Monthly Archives: November 2011

Posidonius and Perseverance

I went to get some practice tonight by drawing a crater. Any crator would have done, but Posidonius caught my attention. Once the observing and studying was underway, I took more notice of the Northern end of the Serpentine ridge. … Continue reading

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Reason to Give Thanks

Most of the readers do not know Jim. Our friendship is relatively new. I cannot say I know him very well, but our brief contacts have been a blessing. He is the founder of Night Skies Network, and I believe … Continue reading

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Pleiades: Twice Mentioned, Often Observed

The beautiful open cluster, the Pleiades, can be seen for nearly a half of every year by most of the earth’s population, but is even more notable because God mentions it twice in the scriptures. So the very author and … Continue reading

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Mare Imbrium’s Splendor

Moon has a splendor all its own but so do many individual features. Mare Imbrium can be appreciated with the eyes alone, a binocular, or a telescope. On this occasion I was seeking a crater, but the familiar borders of … Continue reading

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Moonlight Pollution to Manlight Pollution

Most amateur astronomers shudder at the thought of observing with a highly visible moon or a heavily light-polluted sky from manmade lighting. However, a recent couple of nights observing serves to illustrate the value of observing what you can see … Continue reading

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