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Sky-Watcher EQM-35 Review

Sky-Watcher EQM-35 Review

One word to describe the Sky-Watcher EQM-35 "Amazing". Yes, the EQM-35 is downright an amazing mount and I wish I never spent the money or the frustration going down the rabbit hole of the iOptron SkyGuider Pro. I am not going to say the iOptron is a bad mount it's...

Star Treker, Beam me up!

Star Treker, Beam me up!

So I finally got my Star Tracker or Treker however you want to say it lol. It's all setup configured and working...well sort of I will explain that in a minute. So what do we have? Camera: Nikon D5500Optics: RedCat 51Base Mount: William Optics Low Latitude Vixen-style...

Barn Door or Bust

Barn Door or Bust

It's been a while since I posted and a lot has happened since August 22nd. First off I have a barn door for shooting the stars. What is a barn door? Well, let's make it simple and just link you away for more detail. If you didn't click it's basically a device that...

Nikon D5500 / Astrophotography

Nikon D5500 / Astrophotography

So I recently sold a bunch of stuff on eBay and was able to purchase a beautiful used Nikon D5500. It reconnected me with photography which is something I used to love back in 2004-2012 with my older Olympus C5060. Still, an amazing camera even though it's over 16...

My First Telescope

My First Telescope

When I was a kid I was fortunate enough to grow up in Los Alamos, New Mexico the home of LANL. When I was a kid I remember taking college classes during the summertime at UNM which they still offer, and one of the classes I took was astronomy. I remember learning...

iPhone SE 2020 a re-View from Android Land

iPhone SE 2020 a re-View from Android Land

So it's been a while since I posted about a new phone. The last time I mentioned a new phone was the Nexus 6 back in 2015. Since then I have owned the Pixel XL 1st gen and the Pixel 3a XL. Both solid phones and both met almost all my needs in terms of personal apps...

The straw that broke the camel’s back

The straw that broke the camel’s back

I have been using Android forever...since August 2011 that is 9 years. For nine years I have been all-in with Android. I mean hell I even started a business based on reselling Google Nexus 6's and 9's running a custom version of the Android Operating System and...

Grammarly…stat

Grammarly…stat

So I have been blogging again and a little more than often due to the Rrrrrrona. After going back and reading some of my blog post my grammar is just plain poor. However, being honest when I was in High School I had to take English over again during summer school at...

Decisions

Decisions

In 2007 a great man and idol of mine created one of the most significant changes to technology ever. Steve Jobs released the iPhone, before the iPhone I was a die-hard Apple fan. Using Apple at every corner I could, I loved OS X I just didn't love the price tag of...