Monday, March 11, 2019

What a Marvelous Sky. What a Bust.

There was a guy at church who had expressed interest in looking at the Moon through my telescope, and there is a newly moved in set of neighbors whose daughter is interested in astronomy so we invited both up.  (She looked pretty excited when we dropped by yesterday afternoon to invite them up.)  I spent quite a bit of time getting the big reflector and the refractor out, properly aligned on north for good tracking, reflector collimated, and nobody showed.  The Earthshine on the Moon was pretty awesome, and everything was sharp and crisp. I'm glad we didn't have caviar and canapes prepared.

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