Try Before You Buy

The best bit of advice I can give you about purchasing new equipment is to try before you buy! My Astro Hut is full of stuff I wish had never bought. Eyepieces, worthless filters and bits and pieces of hardware. Most of the equipment in this hobby such a personal choice. Your choice of equipment […]

Stellarium 0.9.1

Stellarium is one of the finest pieces of software of its kind! And now it has been updated to 0.9.1! I used this to learn the night sky. What is Stellarium? Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the […]

Telrad Or What

I have a 9×50 and can’t stand it as a matter of fact it was the very first upgrade I did to my Dob. The Telrad is one of those things that when you get one and use it …… HOW DID I GET ALONG WITHOUT IT For star hopping it just can’t be beat. […]


Messier 22 (M22, NGC 6656) is one of the brightest and remarkable clusters in the sky and next to M13 this my favorite Globular Clusters. M22 is also a great binoculars object! At 10,400 light years, M22 is one of the nearer globular clusters. At this distance, its 32′ angular diameter, slightly larger than that […]

Some cool stuff about the Moon

21 April 2008, admin @ 2:51 pm Will the Earth fry future moon astronauts? by ZDNet’s Roland Piquepaille — Researchers working for NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission have discovered that the Earth’s magnetic tail could be harmful to future astronauts. The moon stays inside Earth’s ‘magnetotail’ for six days every month — during full moon. […]

Wild Duck Cluster

The weather cleared and I got to go out to the Astro Hut last night! My tracking was off and I could not find a bright enough star do to a drift alignment. So I only got this 1 picture of M11 (Wild Duck Cluster) Its pretty easy to find in Scutum and it a […]