Memorial Day

It’s very discouraging that there are many people wishing others a ‘Happy’ Memorial Day.  I could understand somewhat if these were all generated from outside the US, but even in America, the vast majority of citizens don’t understand the holiday.  Most think it’s just another day for firing up the Read more…

The Order

As we posted earlier, we spent some time in Red Bay Alabama touring the Tiffin Motorhomes facilities and talking with various people there.  Everyone we met was extremely helpful and courteous even though we were no doubt interrupting their routine.

We were lucky enough that the timing of our visit happened to coincide with the production of a new 2016 Allegro Bus 45OP, in a new interior color.  Further, we got to see all the new interior and exterior color schemes as well as the new exterior graphics design.  Lots of great changes coming!

With all this new knowledge, we were able to quickly decide what we wanted, get a final price approximation (final 2016 pricing is not yet available) and … drum roll …
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Flame Nebula and the Whirlpool Galaxy

Another great night here in Benson, AZ…  I managed to capture some usable data for the Flame Nebula and the Whirlpool Galaxy. The bright glow at the bottom of the Flame Nebula shot is Alnitak, the left most star from our perspective of Orion’s belt in the Orion Constellation. In Read more…

A little Horsehead Nebula

First shot at Horsehead w/ my Hyperstar / Atik 414EX-Color combo.  The yellowish glow in the middle is from all the moisture that was in the air last night, coupled with some glow from Benson, AZ.  Click for a close-up.

First solar light…

Just quick update.. I was finally able to get focus with my imaging camera on my new Lunt LS50THa Solar Scope!  Here’s the first, rough draft.. results.. 🙂  

Arizona and Astronomy

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks.  We’re now in Benson, AZ at the Butterfield RV Resort and Observatory.  Yes.. you read that correctly… Observatory!  They have a 16″ Mead LX200 Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope in an Observatory dome and have public viewings every night that the weather cooperates.  We attended Read more…

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