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Urban Safari: Strawberry Moon

June 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

There was a full moon on June 20, 2016; it is sometimes called the Strawberry Moon (because it occurs when strawberry season starts). It just also happened to be the Summer [...]

EXO Labs: iPad Microscope/Telescope camera

November 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

The  great thing about instruments like microscopse and telescopes is that they extend our senses, open up new worlds, and let us explore right from our chair. The big [...]

Meade ETX-90EC FirstLook

October 16, 2012 // 0 Comments

Buying a telescope is tricky. It is tempting to start off with an inexpensive telescope (say, a $50 one) to see if astronomy is a pursuit worth pursuing, but that is exactly [...]

Get-A-Grip Install

May 23, 2012 // 0 Comments

The  Meade 10″ LX200 GPS SCT is a pretty hefty piece of gear. It is a LOT heavier than the Celestron C8 SCT it replaced. We are not exactly sure why that is, but [...]

NEAF 2011: Wrap up

April 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

This is the final installment of the 2011 NEAF Conference write-ups. It was our first time attending the Expo and it was excellent. We got to meet and chat with like-minded [...]

Meade RCX400 Tripod

January 19, 2011 // 0 Comments

Bigger is definitely better when it comes to telescope tripods. The main reason is telescopes are very sensitive to vibrations. The sturdier the tripod, the better the [...]

Meade Focus Knob upgrade

March 17, 2009 // 1 Comment

There are two sets of knobs which can influence the sharpness of the image seen through our Meade LX200 GPS telescope.  The first set is the collimation screws at the [...]