February 24, 2020

December 2013: Life in the Astro-Blogosphere: Of MAVENs and Dark Sky Adventures

Contemplating the universe from Westgate River Ranch.

(All photos by author).

Florida isnít the first place most people think of when it comes to astronomy. As part of the southern tip of the U.S. Eastern Seaboard, the Sunshine State has two big strikes against it when it comes to deep sky observing; light pollution and moisture. Even on the clearest of nights, we can expect dew to begin collecting on every surface and start to run in rivulets down the side of our telescope tube shortly after placing it out under the often turbulent sky. [Read more...]