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Astronomy for RVers – The new (private) space race

By Chris Fellows, Serenity Mobile Observatory Private companies are leading the way back to space Let’s face it. Since the end of the Apollo missions in...

Astronomy for RVers: Catch a shooting star

By Chris Fellows, Serenity Mobile Observatory Let's watch a meteor shower One of the most thrilling events in the night sky is spotting a shooting...

The planets – With spring come the mighty gas giants (and Mars)

By Chris Fellows, Serenity Mobile Observatory Without a doubt the most crowd-pleasing objects at the telescope eyepiece are the Moon and the large planets Jupiter...

Star lore – Stories to tell around the campfire

By Chris Fellows, Serenity Mobile Observatory This week I thought I would take the opportunity to tell you a story, or maybe a hundred of...

Hunting for comets

By Chris Fellows, Serenity Mobile Observatory See if you can spot a comet with your binoculars. Did you know that at any given time there are...

See the majesty of M42 – Orion the hunter

Spot one of the greatest sights in the winter sky – Orion By Chris Fellows, Serenity Mobile Observatory Winter is upon us and for those...

How to find a dark sky location for spectacular stargazing

By Chris Fellows, Serenity Mobile Observatory Embrace the Darkside For those of you who follow me on my Facebook page, you already know that I...

Test your eyes on M45 aka Pleiades or Seven Sisters

By Chris Fellows, Serenity Mobile Observatory As winter approaches, a beautiful star cluster called the Pleiades, or the Seven Sisters, is coming into view in...

Rusty’s RV Ranch will keep you in the dark – perfect for stargazing

By Chris Fellows, Serenity Mobile Observatory Visit a truly dark sky location in southwest New Mexico. If you own an RV, and a telescope, you must...

Astronomy: Visiting the Very Large Array – Will you make “contact”?

By Chris Fellows, Serenity Mobile Observatory This week I am highlighting another very interesting astronomically related destination, the Very Large Array (VLA). Run by the...

What’s the best telescope mount for you?

By Chris Fellows, Serenity Mobile Observatory Getting you pointed in the right direction. Last week we looked at Optical Tube Assemblies (OTA) and talked about the...

How to choose your first telescope

By Chris Fellows, Serenity Mobile Observatory Your first telescope – Untangling the Gordian knot of choices You’ve made the decision – you’re going to buy...
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