We are getting serious about installing telescopes at HQ. As a precursor to actual observing, we’ve installed a Moonglow Technologies all-sky camera, purchased through the generosity of CCD School attendees. Continue Reading
When I came to the AAVSO in March 2005, they had been dumped on - two big snowfalls in January and February, followed by a couple of near-blizzards in March. However, that year pales in comparison to this winter! Continue Reading
I just returned from a week at Cerro Tololo InterAmerican Observatory, better known as CTIO. The primary reason for the trip was to install and test APASS, but mountain observatories are fun for many reasons! Continue Reading
Tom Smith was down at Cerro Tololo instead of at the Fall meeting, installing the APASS system. It is now up and running! Continue Reading
A year ago, the Bright Star Monitor (BSM) started taking images at Tom Krajci's Astrokolkhoz observatory in New Mexico. Over 87,000 images later, its future looks bright!
I’m sitting in Tom Smith’s house at Dark Ridge Observatory near Weed, New Mexico, watching the clouds out the window and the cats sleeping on the sofa. The sun breaks through every now and then, but there is a flash flood warning for the rest of the day. Welcome to the Southwestern monsoon! Continue Reading