Chris and Shane recap their observing from the past week and Chris was able to test his new configuration for the Takahashi FC100.
Special guests, Clark Muir - RASC National History Chair and Randall Rosenfeld - RASC Past National History Chair, join Chris and Shane to discuss details of observations by the first astronomers. Clark also shares his project of creating and using a Galileo telescope.
Shane talks about the advantages of binoviewers for deep sky observing and Chris shares his current project of building a DIY variable barlow.
Chris is working on an article for next year’s RASC Observer’s Handbook that lists interesting objects to observe in Ophiuchus. Hear all about it in this episode.
Shane talks about his Berlebach Castor II mount and Takahashi 32mm Abbe ortho. This episode also has a few observing reports.
Chris and Shane read and discuss recent listener emails.
Chris and Shane discuss everything from new meal options when on dark sky excursions, to updates on individual astro volunteer tasks, to observing reports…and a few other things.
Chris and Shane talk about solar objects objects and events to observe in May.
Chris and Shane talk about some recent experiences with eyepieces, tripods, and a Herschel wedge. NOTE: This episode has some audio distortion towards the end that could not be removed.