Stargazing and riding singlespeed bikes Blog

3 shades of grey

Three days of clear (enough) weather in The Netherlands somehow means there’s also a moon out. We haven’t seen a new moon in about 3 months now. But I needed to testdrive my dobson...

Mirror’s back!

Rejoice for I got my primary mirror back! The new coating did not turn out perfectly. #sadpanda Something’s wrong with the coating but what exactly is going on is unknown. It looks like oxidation...

Hardcopy OITHv6

I printed out my digital copy of Objects In The Heavens, sixth edition. Got it in the mail a few days ago. Especially the section on the Moon and what to see during it’s...

Perseid Aug 13, bino session and ATM

This year’s Perseids were not visible in The Netherlands due to lots of clouds. I had better luck because I was in the Belgian Ardennes region on a pretty dark campsite. It’s on a...

Some binoculars August 3rd

Quick session in a field near Renkum through a 10×50 which I brought along on a 3-day bikepack trip: M13 – easily found. Big! M3 – hard to find because it was in the...

Lunar eclipse July 28th

On the 28th of July I visited the Lunar eclipse meeting the public observatory Sterrenwacht Midden-Nederland organised in a field near Leusden, South of Amersfoort. I am a member of the board there but...