Happy New Year! (with a bit of hoar)

Happy 2018 everyone from Dogstar Observatory. It was a chilly 5 degrees F this morning. Balsam was blanketed last night with hoar frost which, while beautiful, resulted in cancellation of the highly anticipated New Years Eve party. In case you are interested, hoar...

Eclipse Collage

Ok this won’t be the last word on the eclipse as I am putting together some people (as opposed to the moon and sun) photos. I wanted to give you an early peek at something I did to hang on the wall. Stay tuned for more and info on how you can order one if...

More eclipse

One more photo of the sun’s corona during the eclipse.  Because of the huge variation of light intensity across the Moon’s face and the corona, astronomers use a variety of techniques to tease out the structure of the corona. In the photo below I have...