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Dan Demmers

Astronomy Enthusiast

Married, family of 3. Work too much. Not enough time under the stars. I work in Fresno for a community bank as the director of Information Technology. I enjoy camping, home theater, spending time with my children and the rare opportunities I get to spend time with TAA members under the stars...

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Dan Demmers


Meade LXD55 Facelift

Howdy All,

With some prodding from Greg and Butch, I have decided to to begin a small series of posts on the conversion of my scope and the many stages it has gone through on its journey to its current status. I am hoping the posts will be interesting to all and perhaps stir the creative juices for further improvements.… Read the rest

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Night Sky Tracker Log

So,

Since I am feeling rather prolithic this week, I thought I would share my most recent purchase from my favorite online store, Amazon. I have been attempting to get Austin, my son, involved in this hobby and have been looking for a beginner’s logbook of sorts that would allow him to record his oberservations and learn a bit more about astronomy at the same time.… Read the rest

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Scale of the Universe

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I thought this little interactive tool would help in the discussion of the complexity of the universe we love. Take some time and scan through it. You wont be disappointed.

http://scaleofuniverse.com/

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Orion Binocular Viewer First Look

Last evening at the close of our regular monthly meeting, the TAA members adjourned to the Eckes observatory to experience what was a somewhat unexpected pleasure.

Not long ago, in an effort to adjust for my relatively advanced astigmatism, I purchased the Orion bino’s from Amazon for around $200.oo. My first thought given the price for these beauties was I was about to waist a couple of bills.… Read the rest

Also posted in Eyepieces | 2 Comments