“So those are the three requirements for finding a comet: at the right place, at the right time and seeing faint enough to detect it.“ Don Machholz
“It is known as the double-double, sounds like something you would order at In-N-Out Burger” Don Machholz
A lot of craters on the moon look like the letter “O” – DON MACHHOLZ
What’s all that static on the radio? -Don Machholz
“I came home that day, thought about it some more, and asked for a telescope for my birthday.” -Don Machholz
Sometimes you hear someone say: “Wow, I can see my house from outer space.” I think what is more amazing is that I can see outer space from my house. – Don Machholz
Do something to improve your eyesight, it is cheaper than buying a bigger telescope. -Don Machholz
Venus and the moon together in our evening sky. A challenge worth a try. Don Machholz
Maybe Santa will give the elves the day off. – Don Machholz
I once owned a 2010 Equinox, but now we are talking about motorized vehicles. Let’s get back to the sky’s equinox, which travels much more slowly, and lasts longer. -Don Machholz
is an American amateur astronomer, who is number one in the world for visual comet discoveries. Credited with the discovery of 12 comets, that include the periodic comets 96P/Machholz, 141P/Machholz, the non-periodic C/2004 Q2 (Machholz) that were visible with binoculars in the northern sky in 2004 and 2005, C/2010 F4 (Machholz), and most recently C/2018 V1 (Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto)  In 1985, comet Machholz 1985-e, was discovered using a homemade cardboard telescope with a wide aperture, 10 inches across, that gave it a broader field of view than most commercial telescopes. Amateur astronomer Machholz utilizes a variety of methods in his comet discoveries, in 1986 using 29×130 binoculars he discovered 96P/Machholz.
The homemade binoculars I used to discover #96p, 2 deg S of M31. The song, “Against All Odds” by Phil Collins was playing on the radio.