Yes, I’m a farmer too. – DON MACHHOLZ
So, there you have it, Comet Twilight Time, sun -15 degrees. DON MACHHOLZ
This weekend, March 13/14 the moon is new, and so it will not interfere with the marathon. – Don Machholz
Amateur astronomers from around the world working around the clock to confirm a comet. It doesn’t get better than that. – DON MACHHOLZ
How can you determine Universal Time? One way is to call Greenwich and ask them what time it is there. – DON MACHHOLZ
Then some smart-aleck says: “I thought Tranquility base was a Hollywood soundstage” – DON MACHHOLZ
Canis Minor, is a famous old-timer. It is trying, to stay up with Orion. – DON MACHHOLZ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae5rnul_2pk&t=271s All they need to do is meow. – DON MACHHOLZ
Time spent looking at the moon is never wasted time. – DON MACHHOLZ
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
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.