Night Vision

Do you use a LapTop out in the field? Do you need something to keep your night vision? I just came across this (FREE) program that is pretty slick DarkAdapted DarkAdapted is a gamma control application program. It modifies your screen gamma settings so that you may, for example, preserve your dark adaptation while using […]

DeepMap 600

I just got my DeepMap 600 and I am more than impressed with it. If you are looking to observe more than just the Messier objects or the Herschel 400 then this is the map for you! DeepMap 600 is more biased towards interesting galaxies and nebulae. DM600 contains a list of 85 interesting double […]

Light Pollution

[photopress:M22.jpg,thumb,pp_empty] [photopress:M22_1.jpg,thumb,pp_empty] click on thumb for a big picture Here’s a pretty good example of light pollution: This drawing was done from my moderately light polluted backyard There are about 5 street lamps around my house This drawing was done from my dark site 20 miles away both of these are M22 found in Sagittarius. […]

M22 In Sagittarius

[photopress:M22_1.jpg,thumb,pp_empty] click on thumb for a big picture This is M22 found in Sagittarius This is one of the “EASY TO FIND GLOBULAR CLUSTERS“. You can see it with a set of binos very easy. From a dark site I rate this better then M13. It is truly a spectacular globular cluster well worth the […]

Log Book

[photopress:log_thumb.GIF,thumb,pp_empty] This is a the log book format that I am using, you can download it HERE One of the best things you can do is to LOG EVERYTHING YOU VIEW I can’t tell yo how many times I have looked at a star chart and say “yes I have seen that” but never logged […]

M10 In Ophiuchus

[photopress:M10.jpg,thumb,pp_empty] click on thumb for a big picture I got some more scope time in last night. It was not the best viewing but its better then nothing. I have been looking for M10 and M12 in Ophiuchus for a couple of weeks now and last night I FOUND M10 I could not find M12 […]