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Snowbird Partial Albinism?

On 22 January 2016 I awoke to a light snowfall. I estimated it to be about two inches deep when I went out to fill the bird feeder. Returning inside I looked out the window where several Dark-eyed Slate-colored Juncos … Continue reading

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Catch-Up Post #3

I have added twelve sketches to my Galaxy Groups & Clusters page, beginning with Additional Galaxy Group #1 (AKA IC5370 group). This is a small, irregular chain of five galaxies, all of which were only visible with averted vision. Next … Continue reading

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Catching Up

Here are a few images from the last few months that I haven’t had time to post until now. Not exactly astronomy or nature, but back in September a B17 named Sentimental Journey was on display at the Lexington, TN … Continue reading

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Halos, Clouds, and a Blue Moon?

Here’s another 22 degree solar halo upper arc showing some nice colors – reddish inside, bluish outside. I took this late morning 30 August 2012, just as high, thin clouds were pushing up from the south ahead of Hurricane Isaac. It was raining … Continue reading

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Kentucky Getaway

Melissa and I decided to rent a cabin at Pennyrile State Park in Kentucky (home of the Twin Lakes Star Party) for a couple of days last week just to get away from the rat race. It was a wonderful experience, … Continue reading

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Golden Pond Observatory

 Here is a picture of the telescope at the Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory, Land Between the Lakes, Kentucky. The observatory is the home of the West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers, hosts of the yearly Twin Lakes Star Party. My wife … Continue reading

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Welcome

Terence Dickinson and Alan Dyer, in their excellent book The Backyard Astronomer’s Guide, call amateurs “naturalists of the night.” I really love this description because my approach to amateur astronomy has always been that of a naturalist. I observe and … Continue reading

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