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Bikepacking the French Lot and Dordogne area

Three years ago I discovered the bikepacking phenomenon and decided that was a great way of spending some quality time outdoors and at the same time a good motivation to get into shape. In...

Sol from the garden on April 9

A quick look at the sun through a Coronado PST on a Celestron LCM mount. Both borrowed from the public observatory I work for in my spare time. Not much going on though. Only...

Jupiter April 8th, insane seeing

…insane, to our standards that is. It’s not often we get 1.38 seeing. Had a good and loooong look at Jupiter. The red dot was really red, bright but dark. At times I could...

Castor & fresh Moon on March 30th

A clear night right at the start of my weekend and a darts match on the telly: goodbye, I’m off playing outside then! Out with the 8″ dobsonian! A setting and still young moon...

Fogged up at Uddel, 19-01

A clear night when none was expected! After initial reluctance to go out in the cold I decided on following Bart K’s lead. I still had no real feel on the performance of my scope...

ATM part 4 – testdriving!

Today I mounted the primary mirror. And then I had to wait until 10PM to test-drive the dobson! Without any collimation the view was okay. It wasn’t even half as bad as I expected!...