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The name of this website was inspired by my passion for observing very faint deep sky objects under dark skies over the last 30+ years. They appear as Faint Fuzzies even in large telescopes, such as my 22" and 30" reflectors, and even in my friend's 48" reflector.

The initial purpose of this website is to provide a resource for advanced observers of very challenging deep sky objects.

As I developed advanced observing guides, I wanted to create a resource for those who just completed the Messier list and want to see more.  A great next step is the Herschel list.  So there is something for everyone with 6" to 48".  

If you have a large telescope and are tired of seeing the same "bright" objects over and over again, running out of objects to observe, or like to be challenged. Take a look at the guides I made available for you by clicking on Observing Guides or Downloadable Observing Guides. 

Check out my Observing Reports link to see a sampling of what you can see through a large telescope.


New Challenge Object:  Andromeda's Parachute - newly discovered quad gravitationally-lensed quasar as reported by an observer on DeepSkyForums.com

Update (2021): The three observing guides are upgraded from 60# paper to much nicer 80# paper.  The Arp Galaxy observing guide has been revised.



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My daughter and I with our 30" Starmaster at GSSP 2008
The reflector in the background is my 22" f/4 reflector



My 22" f/4 reflector at one of our observing sites in the high Sierras at elevation of 7,600 feet.

         



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