Keeping the Passion Alive

  • Rod Mollise
Part of the Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)
I’ve been observing for close to forty-five years now, thirty-five of those with an SCT (Plate 84). A lot has changed over those decades. Actually, a lot has changed over the nine years since I wrote my original CAT book, Choosing and Using a Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope. One thing that hasn’t changed, unfortunately, is the CAT in the Closet Syndrome. Some people get all enthusiastic about astronomy, rush out, and buy a big, fancy SCT, use it a few times, and deposit it in a closet, where it remains until it’s eventually sold. Other new amateurs get a hold of a scope, aim at the star,s and keep going year after year. How does one remain interested observing season after observing season?


Globular Cluster Deep Space Variable Star Extrasolar Planet Cassegrain Telescope 
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  • Rod Mollise
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  1. 1. AL

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