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Celestron NexYZ : FirstLook

September 23, 2019 // 0 Comments

Astrophotography used to be an obscure hobby available only to dedicated astronomers willing to put in the effort—both in time and equipment—to get the shot. When higher [...]

“Night Sky in Maine 2016” Jigsaw Puzzles

April 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

Jigsaw puzzles are an excellent way to relax and pass the time. There is something compelling about a jigsaw puzzle: maybe because completing/attempting one requires a lot [...]

Urban Safari: Starry starry night…

September 1, 2016 // 1 Comment

The RainyDayCrew had a very relaxing month of August, away from the rigors of playing with gadgets/testing out new tech/generally fiddling with the stuff that shows up [...]

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 [...]

Questar Tristand FirstUse

September 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

We posted a FirstLook of the Tristand a few weeks ago. We have been wanting to take the tripod out for its FirstUse, but the New England weather has not been cooperative. [...]

Gold Astro FirstLook

March 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

Astrophotography is an interesting challenge, but a challenge anyone with a telescope can take on. The pursuit has been made infinitely more rewarding since the move from [...]

Vixen Polarie FirstLook

January 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

Last  Spring we attended our first Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF) conference (Day1, Day2, Day3). The conference is an annual gathering of astronomy enthusiats and [...]

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 [...]
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