Monthly Archives: May 2011

May 1, 2011 Observing Report – A Taste of Discovery

There is a long record of astronomical discoveries credited to amateur astronomers.  Some have been serendipitous, while others were the result of sustained effort.  I am an experienced observer, but have no astronomical discoveries to my credit.  Although I have … Continue reading

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April 23, 2011 Observing Report

I enjoyed two clear nights at Zephyr Ridge Observatory (ZRO) on April 21-22, and in this post I will discuss my observations. I recently purchased a Unihedron Sky Quality Meter (, a device that measures sky brightness.  I measured the … Continue reading

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