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Greg Eckes

October Desert Skies Report

Waiting for the stars

Waiting for the stars

Two weeks ago, Butch, my brother Dave and I went looking for dark skies close to home. Butch had taken a drive to Colonel Allensworth Stat Park, earlier in the year. He noticed that it was located in the middle of nowhere and thought that it would be a great place to view the sky.… Read the rest

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Butch Demmers

Comet Ison

Hey all you star-gazers out there.  Don’t miss out on what could be one of the biggest astronomical events of the year!  Comet Ison (C/2012 S1) is approaching the inner Solar System and should become visible to the naked eye later this month and throughout all of next month.  If predictions are right, the comet could be as bright as the full moon on closest approach to the Sun!  … Read the rest

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Greg Eckes

Comet Pan-STARRS update

Last night we went out to the Arthur Pursell Observatory to view the comet. What a great night. The weather was fantastic. It was hard to view the comet from the observatory because of the trees off in the horizon. Our neighbors, Dean and Hope Martin invited us on to view it through a clearing on their property.… Read the rest

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Greg Eckes

Comet Pan-STARRS

March 12-16 is supposed to be the best time to view Comet Pan-STARRS. Follow the link below to see a picture of what it might look like. Make comments on this post if you try to view it and tell us where you were and what you saw.

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