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One Minute Venus

Posted by Eric David 10/23/2010 12:00AM   (Articles/Solar-System)

Don't miss the best chance to see Venus in the daytime!

Some thoughts refractors versus reflectors.

Posted by daniel mounsey 08/11/2010 12:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Equipmentoptics)

Some thoughts refractors versus reflectors.

Among other things, a shootout between a Takahashi FS152 on a Temma EM200 and a Starmaster 14.5 Hybrid

"...But who are you?" updated 5/31/2011

Posted by Steve Hollenbach 06/07/2010 12:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Philosophical)

“No Faith”, “Universal Divinity” or “I think therefore I am, but who are you?!”

More About Brandons

Posted by Rick McDaniel 03/20/2010 11:09AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Equipmentoptics)

More About Brandons

Response to Robert Morein's Brandon Article

A Summer Under the Stars

Posted by Darren Drake 01/07/2010 12:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Other)

A Summer Under the Stars

Imagine being responsible for having to satisfy the curiosity of a large group of aspiring young astronomers eager to see the universe and they are on their way to see you....

Oklahoma Weather - Reprise

Posted by Ronald Abraham 10/26/2009 09:03AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Other)

Difficulty finding holes in Oklahoma's clouds need not discourage people if they work together making lemonade.

Oklahoma Weather

Posted by Ronald Abraham 09/10/2009 09:05PM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Other)

Oklahoma Weather

Whether or not you area weathering the weather, the weather is weathering you.

Astronomy Clubs as Non Profit 501-C Organizations

Posted by Ronald Abraham 08/05/2009 12:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Other)

Is your club growing? Shrinking? Here are some thoughts to get you thinking...

Comments on low cost, long focal length 2” widefield eyepieces

Posted by David Russell 08/02/2009 09:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Equipmentoptics)

The market offers many options for low cost wide fields eyepieces, but they don't deliver sharp performance in the outer 20 to 30% of the field. My thoughts and a proposed solution.

Ultra-Low-Cost Fine-Focus Gear-Reduction Drive

Posted by Ron Masters 05/29/2009 05:42PM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Equipmentoptics)

Ultra-Low-Cost Fine-Focus Gear-Reduction Drive

A simple, $15 gear unit can give you a 3:1 focuser reduction drive that will work for any scope.

Meade 7” Maksutov, …Updated 5-18-09

Posted by Steve Hollenbach 05/18/2009 12:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Equipmentoptics)

Meade 7” Maksutov, …Updated 5-18-09

You might get the impression I’ve become so obsessed with the Meade 7" MAK OTA, that I put too much into it. Yes, I’m really stuck on this one!

Astronomy Outreach at Camp Eberhart

Posted by Darren Drake 01/19/2009 12:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Other)

Astronomy Outreach at Camp Eberhart

The Ultimate Outreach experience....

Meade 7 inch MAK revised

Posted by Steve Hollenbach 12/19/2008 12:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Equipmentoptics)

Meade 7 inch MAK revised

After more work done on Meade's "BIG MAK" I have revised the counterweight article.