Nov 202017
 

For a number of years now the PTO has sponsored a youth soccer team. This year I was invited to one of the games and my schedule finally allowed me to attend (on the second try). So, here they are, the 2017 Pear Tree Observatory U8 boys soccer team after their quarter final match.
 

I would like to thank Coach Blake for the invite and the team for the much appreciated plaque. We are looking forward to the 2018 season.

 Posted by at 13:53
May 152017
 

The Jupiter session on May 13 went long enough that I decided to stick around a little longer and see how Saturn was looking. Saturn is 17° lower on the southern horizon than Jupiter. That puts it right in the light dome from Eglin AFB and, on the 13th, only 34° high. The atmosphere wasn’t too bad and the resulting images were acceptable.

 Posted by at 21:55