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Binocular Universe: Houston’s Triangle

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#1 PhilH

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Posted 01 September 2015 - 10:16 AM

Sixty-nine years ago this month, the face of amateur astronomy changed forever. A seed was planted in September 1946 that would blossom into a decades-long infatuation with deep-sky observing among amateurs everywhere. Without any fanfare at the time, a man named Walter Scott Houston took over the reigns of a small column in Sky & Telescope magazine called Deep-Sky Wonders.

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Posted 01 September 2015 - 12:11 PM

another great guide for binocular users!  thanks so much Phil!


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Posted 01 September 2015 - 02:15 PM

Ditto.

 

Here's a photo of Houston Hollow that I took last month at Stellafane.

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 05:49 PM

Dave,

 

Thanks for sharing the photo.  For years Scotty's column was the first thing I tuned to in Sky and Telescope.  It's so hard to believe his passing was over 21 years ago, and that he'd be 103 if he were still with us. 

 

Thanks Phil, for keeping his memory going.

 

John O'Hara



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Posted 18 September 2015 - 11:00 PM

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