Nashville Total Solar Eclipse – 2017

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So, those of you hanging around my newsletter and social media will know that my family traveled Nashville, TN to catch my first Solar Eclipse. You will also probably note that I said on several occasions, “It will take just one cloud to ruin this show,” and “I bet it will snow.” Well, it did not snow but… We got… Read more »

Review: Celestron Eclipsmart 50mm Solar Telescope

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Cost: $99.99 (as of my purchase date) Summary: Optical Design: Refractor Aperture 50mm: Focal length: 360mm f/7.2 Comes with: 20mm Kellner EP Hybrid mirror diagonal, accepts 1.25” eyepieces Tripod Backpack   First Light Impression: The weather was partly cloudy so I had to wait for the clouds to pass, look quick, and then wait again. This, of course, limited any serious observing…. Read more »