TITLE

Talk to the Astronomy Gods

AUTHOR(S)
Clark, Tom
PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
Amateur Astronomy Magazine;Winter2007, Issue 56, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author ponders on the use of Dobs in observing the skies. He believes dark skies are one of the leading contributors to the best observing experiences. He recounts his visits to the Texas Star Party. He claims that the largest telescopes only offer the finest views under the very best nights of observing.
ACCESSION #
28682086

 

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