Category Archives: beauty

Beauty and Revelation in the Black

Searching for something that is dark in the heavens almost seems counterintuitive. Things in the light are typically easier to see than things in shadow. So what happens when what you want to see is black rather than light? In … Continue reading

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Trifid in Color and Moon Glow

The Bully of the Night had already risen. With only four days since full moon, it was iffy to look at those grand sights in the southern skies, but we took a chance that the haze would not exacerbate the … Continue reading

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Summer Skies and Coming Lessons

We had started a small series of blog posts for new observers of the heavens. The next couple lessons give some newcomers a chance to observe and “oldcomers” a chance to review some skills we have covered. SUMMER IS SPECIAL … Continue reading

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STRUGGLING TO GET PEACE WITHIN

I have had observers of the night skies tell me that they get some measure of peace by looking at the stars. A few even say it is almost a religious experience. Of course, others seek that kind of peace … Continue reading

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Formed Beauty or Accidental Porridge?

As I stroked my wife’s forehead last night, I marveled at the wisdom of God to put a living soul in a mortal body. Her body has been the brunt of a life threatening disease for years, but her soul … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Star Failure

Planetary nebula’s are an interesting class of objects. Usually they are small (compared to common deep sky objects) and almost look like stars in a small telescope.┬áBut, you cannot quite get them focused. That is the hint that it is … Continue reading

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Farewell to Orion

The most casual observers usually know about the Orion Constellation and its most famous object, the Great Orion Nebula, which is also named M42. One of my favorite objects is M43, which is nestled near the trapezium of the Great … Continue reading

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