It was cold and windy, end of story. But at least it wasn’t wet. It only rained a few drops — and the clouds eventually cleared off, though at the start it was really cloudy.
I learned a few different things:
- Those awesome pictures you see of different nebulae, you don’t just take them through a stronger telescope, you actually have to have a telescope with a motor so it can track what it’s taking a picture of, so you can tape the camera on so the camera can take pictures of it for several minutes. It can take HOURS!
- The best picture we have of Pluto is actually very foggy and horrible. The pictures that are clear are actually an artist’s interpretation.
- The Star Gazer guy, Jack Horkheimer, died this past August.
- Star Gazer started out as Star Hustler, but then came the internet and search engines and. . . yeah.
- And much, much more.
So, all in all, DESPITE THE COLD, it was REALLY fun!