• Astronomy
  • Second night with the Z12

    Little Dumbbell My planned highlight for Sunday night’s chilly adventure was the Crab Nebula, but, though it was nice, it was not much improved over what is visible with the 8″.  The highlight of the night, as it turned out, was the Little Dumbbell Nebula. While it is less impressive in what it is (when […]

  • Astronomy
  • The Herschel 400

    I’ve viewed 100 of 400 Herschel objects! For those that may not know, Herschel was an astronomer who cataloged several thousand objects in the universe. A fun way of learning the night sky is to work through a variety of such lists of objects. This is my second list to work on, the first being […]