8 thoughts on “Thursday, October 6, 2022

  1. Great photo of a harpist, Adam. I love the way the browns of the awning, her hair, her eyebrows, the harp and the mysterious patterned cloth attached to it complement each other to the right of the picture and the rest is a blueish grey, even her blouse, with the wooden floor somewhere between brown and grey, and her black trousers seeming to be a culmination of the blues and greys, while the vertical lines of the harp itself, the floor, the slats etc., create an atmosphere of calm, even without the vibration of the strings. It’s all of a piece, the work of a professional.

  2. Leo, I love your receipt typing, keep it up!

    Tom, thank you for staying in touch, and take care of yourself, we need you here!

    Ciao, I have a Sky Research 8” F/2.9 rich field dobsonian, bought in the early 1980s. It originally had a glass plate over the tube, with the secondary mirror suspended on the plate, but the scope got damaged in a car accident and I ended up replacing the tube with a 10” sonotube (the original tube was some oddball size like 9.25”). So I couldn’t use the front glass plate but had to build a secondary mirror holder from PVC plumbing fixtures and threaded rods. I still have the scope, it’s great for distended, low-contrast objects like nebulae, globular clusters, etc. Because the scope is so short I like to use it on a low table. Or, on the ground it’s great for small kids. I use a 25mm and 12mm Sky Research set of eyepieces, they’re some Japanese make.

  3. Joe, Your recent video on how to type on small cards was instrumental in helping me type to the bottom of the index card. The zig-zag fold is pretty creative and does the trick. By the way, that card is from the 70s and has yellowed to the point of being brown. For those who haven’t seen the video, here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OybS3ryUmQ&t=3s –Tom

  4. Tom. What a thing to write, wow. I don’t quite know what to say, other than I hope you find a way to better health.

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