Shooting for the Stars: Canon Rebel XSi

Is that thunder I hear? FlyTrapMan constructed a thoughtful review on the Canon Rebel XSi in terms of using it for basic astrophotography! After months and months of procrastination—the day has finally arrived. Prepare thyself! First things first: Let’s take a quick glance at this camera’s specs:   12.2 Megapixel CMOS chip 3.0 inch LCDContinue reading “Shooting for the Stars: Canon Rebel XSi”

Double Scoop of a Double Star

What would you do if I strolled out of the shadows, tapped you on the shoulder, and whispered in your ear: Psst…Did you know you can see a double star system with your very own eyes? No optical aid required. Besides turning around and socking me in the eye for scaring the hell out ofContinue reading “Double Scoop of a Double Star”

Bow Down to the Almighty Supermoon!!!

Well? Aren’t you slacked jawed in complete awe? Look at that HUGE moon! Damn! I have never seen our nearest worldly satellite so big! Ha! What a bunch of crapola! You don’t believe the supermoon hype, do ya? Sadly, there’s nothing too special about 7/11/2014’s full moon. Sure, sure—lunar perigee happens to occur when itContinue reading “Bow Down to the Almighty Supermoon!!!”

Everybody Loves Vega

There’s more to summer than sweaty buttcracks and fear inducing ice cream trucks! This sunny season also graffitied the sky with a different stellar wallpaper, which I have never been a fan of. Orion, Taurus, Gemini—they’re finished clogging the night-time canvas (at least until next winter). I’ve mentioned that I was going on a globularContinue reading “Everybody Loves Vega”

Blame it on the Aliens, Baby!

Aliens. Yes. Aliens. Let’s get to the point, shall we? Aliens have no business perusing a rock that swings around a G-type middle-aged star. Think about it: what the hell does Earth have that’s worth traveling trillions of miles / kilometers for? And don’t say our charming, good looks. As a matter of fact: IfContinue reading “Blame it on the Aliens, Baby!”

Shooting for the Stars: Orion Epic II ED 18mm Eyepiece

For awhile now, I been in the mood to up-grade my 25mm plossl eyepiece. But my heart is now broken! You see, I plan on hunting for globular clusters as summer begins to constrict its sweaty palms around New England. As I was strolling through the grocery store, I happened to turn my head andContinue reading “Shooting for the Stars: Orion Epic II ED 18mm Eyepiece”

Don’t Drink The Lemonade!!!

  Theodore marches down the side of a road as wavy specters rise off the blacktop. He wipes sweat off his brow; a blurred shape boils in the distance. The shape solidifies into two amorphous figures. Theodore walks a few more steps, and then squints his eyes: Delicious Lemonade 4 Sale Two little girls standContinue reading “Don’t Drink The Lemonade!!!”

Shooting for the Stars: Orion Apex 102mm

  What if I told you it is possible to own a telescope that can fit in your pocket? Figuratively speaking (unless you have a big-ass pocket). I’m not talkin’ about some plastic sculpture in the shape of a telescope you can purchase at Toys “R” Us with your lunch money. I’m talking about theContinue reading “Shooting for the Stars: Orion Apex 102mm”

Profound Pondering: Would You Rather be Smart or Lucky?

  Hey! Here’s a brain-busting question: Would you rather be smart or lucky? The answer is obvious—it’s better to be smart. An intellectually gifted individual can make their own luck, right? But that doesn’t make sense if you actually think about what I just said. Luck isn’t something you simply make, right? No, no, no!Continue reading “Profound Pondering: Would You Rather be Smart or Lucky?”