12 12 2015

Binocular observations of Uranus. November 3rd was actually my 2nd attempt, as 1st attempt was thwarted by scavenging skunk. Cool but not cold, light haze, Metrowest light pollution. Pisces is dim dim dim.

November 3, 2015, Maynard, MA, 8×42 binos. Image: JR

Comet Lovejoy (C/2014 Q2)

19 03 2015

Comet Lovejoy from front walk/back door. Image: JR

Messier 34

16 11 2014

I was never much of a binocular observer, even though I loved using binoculars in the daytime when I was a kid. I jumped from naked-eye observing straight to a 10-inch reflector as a teenager. Since starting at S&T, I’ve been “backtracking,” trying to view all those things people start with in binos. It gives me something to do when I have just a small patch of sky or time. I’m getting closer to knocking off the Astronomical League’s Bino Messier list, anyway.

November 15, 2014, Maynard, MA, M34. Image: JR

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