Monthly Archives: June 2013

Messier Night at Golden Pond

           WKAA Secretary Patrick Archer and his dad Mike joined me last night for an observing session at the Golden Pond Observatory. We were a little worried about clouds and possible rain initially but it turned out to be a … Continue reading

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Three Hickson Galaxy Groups

Despite all the clouds, rain, thunderstorms, and tornados, I did observe three more Hickson compact galaxy groups over the past month. They have been entered onto the Galaxy Groups and Clusters page. Hickson 36 is pretty dim and I could … Continue reading

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Armadillo Invasion

A few nights ago my dad’s dog, Buster, woke me up at about three o’clock in the morning barking his fool head off. I could tell by his bark that it was not a human intruder but rather a critter … Continue reading

Posted in Other Nature Studies

Dance of the Planets

Over the last several days the bright planets Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury have put on a lovely ballet low in the western sky a little after sunset. In spite of mostly cloudy weather, I managed to get a couple of shots of this … Continue reading

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