Archive for January, 2007

Fuzzy spots

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

Nagscifi gave me an eight inch Dobson telescope for Christmas. Since we live in an extremely light polluted region of California, many (if not most) deep sky objects are simply unviewable as they are masked by the light grey sky. The ones that are visible appear mostly as little fuzzy spots against a light grey […]

Comet McNaught

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Nagscifi and I spotted comet McNaught (C/2006 P1) on the evening of Jan 12th, 2007. The following image has been dramatically altered (brightness/contrast) in order to make the comet even partially visable. While it may be the brightest comet in thirty years, it was so low in the sky and so close to sunset that […]