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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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CCD FAQ

Introduction: *** UNDER CONSTRUCTION!  This document is permanently under construction, since new information will be constantly added. *** Every now and then an amateur astronomer asks me what equipment they will need to do good CCD imaging, or what the … Continue reading

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Nights of Snow, Ice and Aurora

In the town of Laki, there are few people: LOW population. This means low light pollution and many mountains for protection. The weather? Wait five minutes and it ranges from extremely windy with freezing rain to clear-as-a-bell. A number of … Continue reading

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Did Somebody Say Geysers?

First full day in the country and time to explore away from the city. Travel to destination #1, the region of the North American and Eurasian Plates separation. What else could be more intriguing geologically? This is where the two … Continue reading

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Of Summits and Geysers

Still day one and in Reykjavik: where to go and what to see? Why not just cruise into town and see the sites? Yep! Exactly! First stop, downtown near the water…. first stop, the site of the old French consulate, … Continue reading

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