Activities at the Simpson observatory.  Shown here are AAAP members using the 6.25" Hastings-Byrne refractor and 14" Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector.

The globular cluster M13 in Hercules has this observer's interest, using the Celestron 14.


This AAAP member is seen in the Celestron 14 guiding control room. During this session, he had trouble typing at the PC keyboard.

Splitting the beautiful double-star Castor in Gemini is easily accomplished with the 6.25" Hastings-Byrne refractor.


Members relax between marathon observing sessions. The Celestron 14" (with heated dew cap) is seen in the background.