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Iz a Scientilosopher
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Impromptu Telescope Mount
LOL!  You gotta do wut you gotta do...  While trying to get over the apex of the house I needed to elevate the Dobsonian Mount of my Telescope.  I've got lots of large trees, and it is not an option to just got further out into the yard.  I needed to go up,...

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Computer Assisted Stargazing
Here is a shot of my setup on Saturday night.  I needed a computer to run the software for the Astrophotography Camera.  The Labtop computer I have is old, and didn't support the software for the camera.  So, I had to bring my main computer out on to the pa...

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Saturn Shot with CMOS Sensor
I'm having a hard time capturing Saturn with its moons.  If I turn the exposure up I can see the moons, but when I see Saturn clearly the moons are under-exposed, and you can't see them.  Here is a shot where Saturn is fairly clear...

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Jupiter and Moons
Saturday Night, and I'm Stargazing again...  This time with enhanced technology.  I've hauled my computer, WOPR, out on to the patio, and I have it attached to the Telescope via a Celestron NexImage5 Astrophotography Camera.  I was eager to try this CMOS Im...

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Full Moon 2
Wow, Looka Dat!  Now Thatz wut Iz talkin' 'bout...

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Full Moon
Well, not quite full, waning by a day.  This shot is a little overexposed, but its nice, and clear.  You can see the detail of the ridges, and craters.  You can see the profile around the periphery.  This shot is through the Two Inch Eyepiece.  Yeah, defini...

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Saturn Shot
I've been trying to master my new camera mount on the Skyline Eight Inch Telescope .  Its exceedingly difficult to snap an image of a planet.  They are so small from our perspective, and I don't have Equatorial Motion, so I have to continuously move the Tel...

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Burpee Burpless Cucumbers
I don't usually buy sprouted Cucumbers for my garden, but this year I found something that looked intriguing.  Burpee Burpless Cucumbers.  I am going to assume that Burpless means that have a lower Cucumberacin content, and that you don't taste that when yo...

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New Telescope
I've had a lot of telescopes, but have never bought a new telescope.  I've been using telescopes at work, and its made me want one for my self.  The Optical Tubes I use at work are Eight Inch Reflectors which have a Focal Length of 1000 Millimeters.  It's a...

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Faux Pho
So, what do you do when you are craving Pho, but just don't have the time to goto a Noodle House, sit down, and get an authentic bowl of Pho?  You make Faux Pho...  I've become skilled, and efficient at making super fast work lunches.  This is 15 minute Pho...
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