I actually think about this question often, although it’s usually in response to a question like: Why don’t you travel to Arizona or other darker/warmer area? or, Why not set up and use a remote dark site observatory? They’re good questions, and I often think through the issues, but I always ultimately end up with … Astrophotography: Why do I do this?
When we moved to Eastern Washington, the thought was to put an observatory in the yard of wherever our home turned out to be. However, I found there was nearly as much light pollution in our new location as there was at our previous home over on the Seattle side of the Cascades. So, what … Building an Observatory 1 – Find a Location
With the land purchased, corners found, building site location set, the process of building an observatory and 2nd observing platform begins: First, we had to have a “driveway” cut in up to the observatory location. Getting the foundation for pier I (which is steel) done, and pier II is ready for concrete. My … Building an Observatory 2 – Now comes the work
I went to go check on this blog to be sure things were Okay so I could show a friend how I built my Observatory. Aaaack!! This blog wouldn’t even open. After much anger, angst, and work, I was able to partially restore it. However I lost several posts….. and I have no record of … January 2018…. Ouch…. The Blog crashed!
Go ahead… make my day. Tell me how good or bad your weather is. Lemme tell ya’, this PNW weather is dragging me down. I’ll start, It’s Nov 28. The last chance I had to do some astrophotography (actually just good enough to do some mount testing) was on the 13th, the time before that … Comment on the Weather