The locator is the terminator. Now look on the dark side of this borderline to see the earthshine, which is reflected sunshine, why does this rhyme? – DON MACHHOLZ Hits: 73
You can overcome some deficiencies with patient observing. And practice. The more you look, the more you see. Hits: 105
2021 is on your doorstep, asking you to come out and play. – DON MACHHOLZ Hits: 96
But that 2080 Great Conjunction will be in 60 years, and I’ll talk more about it then, in Podcast 3174. Yea, right. – DON MACHHOLZ Hits: 94
This is brought to you by the motions of the planets. – DON MACHHOLZ Hits: 120
Unless we have a conjunction malfunction, this event could be the sky’s goodbye to 2020 don machholz Hits: 99
Maybe they should have called it Herschel. DON MACHHOLZ Hits: 110
Does that moon look funny to you, or is it just me? DON MACHHOLZ Hits: 87
That is a lot of time to find a comet, but then there is a lot of sky to cover! DON MACHHOLZ Hits: 25
Comets came from all over the place. DON MACHHOLZ Hits: 119
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.