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Sun Dogs and Parhelic Circles!

We had some pretty spectacular atmospheric optical phenomena going on this afternoon. Just past noon here in Exeter, I received a text from a fellow science teacher (Scott Saltman) telling me to go out, look up, and bring a camera. … Continue reading

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Visit to AURA

Telescopes at Cerro Tololo Intercontinental Observatory are managed somewhere, and that location is in La Serena, Chile, the home of AURA, the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy. We were given a splendid tour of the facility: most informative. … Continue reading

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Daytime Occultation of Venus 7-December-2015

All images through 300mm lens untracked. Times are below each image in EST hhmmss.

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Moon and Venus in Daytime

October 8, 2015 13:03 EDT. Moon and Venus with 200mm telephoto. Both are plainly visible without aid. Enjoy!  

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Time for the Meteors!

The Earth is headed through two meteor streams at this time, both pretty abundant in meteor activity, or just sheer quantities of meteoric dust. Peaking on August 12-13, the Perseid shower is one of the best known. The shower comes … Continue reading

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