Category: General

Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Apple OS X Tiger
Today I installed the new operating system on my iMac, OS X Tiger. The new features are just fantastic, especially the dashboard with all its free widgets you can download from the Internet. Of course there are already some widgets for amateur astronomers: NASA breaking News, from ESA/NASA live sunspots, lunar phases, clear sky clock. There are added widgets to the Apple site every day, so if your an Apple addict like me, follow this link and start downloading and installing all those nice little programs! The image below (click to enlarge) should give you an idea what the widgets look like. It is a screen dump from my I-mac.

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Apple rules.... rasberry


Posted by Math on 07/20 at 02:55 PM | (0) Comments | filed in: General | Print
Thursday, May 26, 2005
Welcome to Clear Skies On Demand
Welcome to my new blog, Clear Skies On Demand (.... a backyard-astronomer's dream). After using my Astro Weblog for two years I decided it was time for a little change. I had the weblog completely re-designed by Moxie design studios. You can access Clear Skies In Demand through my website http://www.backyard-astro.com or directly using this link: http://www.backyard-astro.com/blog/

If you enter Clear Skies On Demand, it always will open in a new window. You can return to my website by clicking on backyard-astro.com in the banner at the top.

Due to security problems I had to remove the comments in the old Astro Weblog (spammers). Now you can register as a member (top right). Then you will be able to post comments on all entries. You can also browse through the archives by month, by date and by category.

I hope you will enjoy the new design (and of course the present and future content). Feel free to leave your comments.

Clear Skies to all of you!

Math cool smile

Posted by Math on 05/26 at 02:06 AM | (2) Comments | filed in: General | Print
Friday, February 27, 2004
Detailed observing report deepsky, moon, Venus and Jupiter

On Monday the 22nd of February I had a marathon observing session. I started with Venus and the Moon at 5 pm (UT), then did some deepsky observing, and ended with Jupiter at 4 am (UT) the next morning. I did all the observing from my backyard, using the 8-inch Klevtzov-Cassegrain on equatorial mount. Here is a detailed report with some digital pics of

Posted by Math on 02/27 at 06:49 AM | filed in: General | Print
Tuesday, February 24, 2004
Backyard observing marathon (Moon, Deepsky, Jupiter)

Last night was again a great night to observe. It started at 5 pm UT yesterday with the Moon and Venus, together in the south-western sky. I first aimed the sky-window and 15x80 binoculars at the moon. Looking with two eyes, the moon can be see in 3-D. Wonderful! After that I first took some pictures from

Posted by Math on 02/24 at 08:16 AM | filed in: General | Print
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