By Dave Fuller on 7/27/2012 3:28 PM

I read a lot in the Beginner sections on Astronomy forums.  One of my main goals with the "Eyes on the Sky" videos is to help beginners learn the sky, and find things easily.  Of course, it's not a simple task - learning the sky takes time.  Andlearning about telescopes is even more daunting, given the myriad choices out there.  So when I see a beginner say, "I've enjoyed the stars for a long time - I'd like to buy a telescope, and even do astrophotography.  What scope should I get?" I want to cringe a little.  Okay, more than a little.  I want to cringe A LOT.  And usually I do.

Why, you ask?  Good question.

By Dave Fuller on 4/5/2012 3:32 PM

The Sun

But when I start taking pictures like this one, of the Sun, on the second shot (the third shot was not as good), I guess there's something to what I'm doing.  Again, I'm not taking great shots - these are nothing special in the astrophotography world.  Mostly it's me making sure I go outside - again and again and again - and try.  Set up the scope, hold the camera up 

The Nightlight

This blog includes what to see in the night and daytime skies, thoughts on telescopes, binoculars, and other astronomy observing accessories and equipment, plus my own occasional notes on objects I've seen and observed. Oh, and the random theater or other "my take on life" post. In other words, there is always something interesting. Check it out.