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Trying Stuff Out

With the Transit of Venus coming up very soon, I’ve been taking every opportunity to practice observing and photographing the Sun. For the last few practice sessions, I’ve been trying out different equipment and techniques. This sort of thing might … Continue reading

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Depressurizing Through Practice

It doesn’t matter whether it’s a crowd watching you try to make a balky telescope cooperate or the relentless ticking of  the clock. There’s nothing quite like pressure to turn your fingers to unresponsive sausages and your brain to a … Continue reading

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