Monthly Archives: July 2016

Coat Hanger

I had fun the other night locating the Coat Hanger (or Coathanger) asterism, also known as Brocchi’s Cluster. It’s a common destination; almost like boasting that you drove through Patchogue on the way to the Hamptons. But it’s pretty, and … Continue reading

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Ring Nebula

I found the iconic Ring Nebula last evening, just as civil twilight was ending. Lyra is riding high in the eastern sky these days, as is Cygnus, with Vega and Deneb well above the trees–Altair, which completes the Summer Triangle, … Continue reading

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Learning Dupré

After many false starts–interrupted for various reasons–I’m in for the distance this time. I’m hard at work on the Dupré opus 7. I played the G minor prelude and fugue a number of times some years ago, including for my … Continue reading

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Andromeda

I was awake at 3 AM the other night, so went out to have a look at M31–the Andromeda Galaxy. There it was in the eastern sky, faint and fuzzy but alluring in my eyepiece. The light I saw was … Continue reading

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