Tuesday, April 13, 2004
Lunar observing report March 28th 2004

Today I added a detailed lunar observing report with digital pics to the solar system section. Just follow this link to get there.

Posted by Math on 04/13 at 02:01 AM | filed in: Lunar log | Print
Monday, April 12, 2004
Deepsky Top-100 (01 through 09) moved to deepsky section

Today I moved the Deep Sky Top 100 objects 1 through 9 to the Deepsky section. Follow this link to get there.

Posted by Math on 04/12 at 06:15 AM | filed in: Deepsky TOP 100 | Print
Sunday, April 11, 2004
Binocular objects 1 through 3 moved to deepsky section

Today I moved the binocular objects 1 through 3 to the deepsky section. Follow this link to get there.

Posted by Math on 04/11 at 06:19 AM | filed in: Deepsky binocular | Print
Thursday, April 01, 2004
10-inch Skywatcher and the Moon

On Tuesday the 30th of March I observed together with a fellow observer who just lives down the road. He owns several telescopes but tonight we tested the Skywatcher 10-inch newton on an equatorial mount. We compared views of the moon, planets and some deepsky objects, using different eyepieces. We also took some pics of the moon and saturn. I will post a bigger lunar image next week in the solar system section. Here is a first unprocessed image we took with the Nikon Coolpix 4500, a Vixen Lanthanum 25mm eyepiece and the 10-inch Skywatcher telescope.

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Saturday, March 27, 2004
Deepsky with a 12 inch dob

Last night I observed a few deepsky objects with a fellow observer, Joop Wiersma, using his 12-inch f /4 Orion Optics UK Newton on a home-build Dobson mount. The conditions where terrible. We had sky-glow right into the zenith, due to the moist atmosphere.  We still enjoyed viewing some deep sky objects from

Posted by Math on 03/27 at 10:26 AM | filed in: Deepsky log | Print
Friday, March 26, 2004
Four Jupiter moons lined up

Tonight I observed Jupiter.  The 4 big Moons all could be seen on one side of Jupiter. Even at low magnification I could detect see Jupiter divided into 7 different zones and bands.......follow this link to read the full story

Posted by Math on 03/26 at 02:24 AM | filed in: Planets | Print
Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Observing Jupiter, Saturn and Mizar

On March 17th 2004 I started my observing session with Saturn about 19.00hrs UT from my own backyard. The seeing was great. It had been 20 degrees Celsius all day and I .....follow this link to read the full story

Posted by Math on 03/24 at 11:13 AM | filed in: Planets | Print
Tuesday, March 16, 2004
Astronomy software (more than 200 links)

There is tons of astronomy software available through the internet, freeware, shareware and commercial software. Whether you are looking for a planetarium for your computer, or some software to plan and log your deepsky observing sessions, it’s all available. Follow this link to “Astronomy Software", a site with more than 200 links to various programs for Windows, Mac, Unix and other platforms.

Posted by Math on 03/16 at 04:02 AM | filed in: Hot links! | Print
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