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COVID-19

I hear today that other amateur astronomers are worried about going out observing with friends during this coronavirus pandemic. Makes sense, though usually during an observing session, the scopes are plenty far enough apart. It’s an odd thing when astronomers are worried that there isn’t enough space.

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Strange nights in Orion

I started getting into astronomy a bit over half a century ago, so I’ve looked at Orion a lot. It’s so interesting to see Betelgeuse dimming recently. It’s gone from 11th brightest to 24th, as of mid-Feb 2020. By my eye, it’s now about the same as Bellatrix, Orion’s other shoulder. To show the dimming […]