this week's collection of astronomy musings has been collected at sean welton's visual astronomy.
around christmas, many people asked me about what kind of telescope they should buy for their backyard sky watching. assuming the successful purchase of a telescope, i refer you to sean's excellent list of ten essential astronomy accessories. i find especially useful: a good chair, star charts, a red flashlight, warm clothes and various eye pieces. one thing that doesnt make his top ten, but i definitely enjoy when possible, is a tasty beverage kept warm or cold in a good thermos! enjoy!