Thursday, December 30, 2010

SAAA's 14" Scope Re-built

SANY0020, originally uploaded by kc5mip.

The "First" light of a newly rebuilt telescope from a 14" mirror that has been in the San Antonio Astronomical Association for a while. It really is good to see the SAAA taking this project on.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Light Pollution Video News Report

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Lunar Eclipse In San Antonio, TX

Well since I didn't have to work Today. I stayed up late last night. I heard there was going to be fog and clouds on the radio earlier on Monday as I did my holiday shopping. I went outside around 1 am and saw that clouds were starting to form on this bright full moon night. I watched some re-runs on DVR and decided I'll go out at 2am again. I went outside at 2am and the fog was worse and I couldn't see the moon, but I could see the effects of the eclipse. It was now darker than before I didn't have a glow of a full moon night. Even though I didn't see the moon during the eclipse felt it's effect first hand and in someways that made this the best Lunar Eclipse I've seen. (I've seen a few of them in my life time).

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Geminids Meteor Shower - December 13-14, 2010

Amateur Astronomers of Rhode Island Reports: "The most reliable meteor shower of the year, the Geminids are characterized by their multi-colored display--65% being white, 26% yellow, and the remaining 9% blue, red and green."

Parent Comet: 3200 Phaethon

To prepare you for this I found this wonderful resource that has been posted numerous times on my blog:

For more information:

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

This Month's Light Pollution Video:

We can do it!