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Fast Radio Bursts

by Theodore R Frimet feast or famine Exciting news awaits the general public. Fast Radio Bursts. FRB’s become the new darling of what’s up the in sky tonight! Starting with the MSN title of “Scientists detect an unexplainable radio signal … Continue reading

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Go To or Go Broke

by Theodore R Frimet teach an amateur to fish Year three in amateur astronomy. I’ve met friends along the way. Mostly thru business. They often times appeared to be larger than life. Then time and experience sets in. The veil … Continue reading

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my longest yard

by Theodore R Frimet a stitch in time saves nine Behold! A true moonless night, low humidity and no clouds. Unless you are the astrophotographer to my left. He kept on getting red smears in his semi-finished product, on screen. … Continue reading

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The next amateur

by Theodore R Frimet to know a fly – dithier Today we look at the wing of a fly. Not much to see here. “Move on”, you say. I differ. Many are the weekends that I wait for. A trouble … Continue reading

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Let’s be naughty!

by Theodore R Frimet look under the bonnet Thank you all for allowing me to step up to the plate and learn how to co-edit Sidereal Times. From studying the banner pages, I’ve identified many good souls that have contributed … Continue reading

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Orion the Hunter

by Theodore R Frimet neither slumber nor sleep The night sky is truly wonderful. I find it sometimes hard to explain. I have been searching for an explanation ever since. What, you ask? Orion the Hunter appears on his side, … Continue reading

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Permit the Hermit

by Theodore R Frimet pay to view Recently, a member forwarded a link to an online article detailing New York States Stargazing Permit programs. Clearly for 2020, the Empire State has gone above and beyond. The permit for the hermit, … Continue reading

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Do the Dew

by Theodore R Frimet the dragons breath A few months ago I gave a partial reference to the oft-used phrase, “water, water, everywhere, and not a drop to drink”. (1) This Saturday morn, instead of watering at the mouth, and … Continue reading

Posted in January 2020, Sidereal Times | Tagged | Leave a comment

Lead, Follow, or Color me.

by Theodore R Frimet do crayons come in low albedo? Dear Mr. Elon Musk, As there is no doubt that you are very tired. I will put my bottom line up front. Please contact a local Coating provider. Elon Musk, … Continue reading

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Let’s go out on a limb

by Theodore R Frimet and try not to hang ourselves with the truth Space Force. Federal Employees get paid leave. Compromise. Whatever. Don’t attribute any of this to the current administration. We are ready to hand them their hats. Let’s … Continue reading

Posted in January 2020, Sidereal Times | Tagged | Leave a comment

Sol Survivor

by Theodore R. Frimet two cats enter. one cat leaves. It’s late Sunday afternoon, the 22nd of December. I am still recovering from 6 hours of evening observations at AAAP Washington Crossing Park observatory. I don’t frequent there as much … Continue reading

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this side of the truth

by Theodore R. Frimet you may not see The Martian Conundrum. Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide (CO2), seasonally freezes and coalesces into frozen ice, on the Martian poles. What should follow is that all gases will similarly ice up. That is, when … Continue reading

Posted in December 2019, Sidereal Times | Tagged | Leave a comment

Mercury Rising

by Theodore R. Frimet of mice and bears Needless to say, do not look directly at the Sun. Do not put filters on an eyepiece and look thru it. In either of these cases, you will be permanently blinded. Let’s … Continue reading

Posted in December 2019, Sidereal Times | Tagged | Leave a comment

white dwarf – black hole

by Theodore Frimet oh my! Ok. I’ll take what I can get. It is a dangerous thing to shout out a Hypothesis. Especially when professional scientists are doing the math, and writing their journal entries. And then you find a … Continue reading

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