(8th Century Crucifix courtesy David Beccue)

Sage Webcam
Camera viewing observatory from window.... (Thanks for fixing this Drew.)

Sage Inside Webcam
Picture from inside the observatory.

webcam history page

Sometimes the only thing to look at...

Sept 2004

error_reporting(E_ALL); Here is a test case to see if we have enough bandwidth to transmit MP3. The following is an MP3 of radio emission from Sol. (Thanks to radiojove.)
Bitrates of 8, 10, 12, 16, & 24:

Sage Conditions

  • Local Time: Thu Nov 26 2:29 PST
  • Today's Sunrise: 06:40
  • Today's Sunset: 16:47
  • Today's Moonrise: 18:59
  • Today's Moonset: 8:15
  • The Moon is UP
  • Moon age: 15.3 days
  • Moon phase: Full Moon
  • Next new moon: 12/11/15 2:29 PST
  • Illuminated fraction: 99.7%
  • Moon Distance: 373037 km
    measured from center of earth
  • Astro. Dawn: 05:11 - 06:40
  • Astro. Dusk: 16:47 - 18:16
  • Outside Temp: 24.3 F
  • Inside Temp: 42.6 F
  • Obs Out. Temp: 57.8 °F
  • Obs In. Temp: 49.6 °F
  • Humidity: 49 %
  • Cloud Cover: [Graph]
  • Astro Calendar: 14d 30d 60d

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Current Local Weather

LIVE wx200d/1.3 interface
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Daily weather plot Find more about Weather in Frazier Park, CA
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External links

A weather page for this location is at Weather Underground

NOAA weather prediction: NOAA (long & lat) NOAA

The David and Kathleen Beccue home page is found at

Cabin & Observatory Info

Information is here on cold weather water startup, cold weather water shutdown, and playing movies on the computer upstairs.

A GPL raytrace program, for telescope design is available here: raytrace.tgz.

The philosophy behind an observatory design is documented here.

Andrew's blog is here . Angels and Ministers of Grace, defend us!


Planets of the Morning

Planet Earth's horizon stretches across this Planet Earth's horizon stretches across this

Unusual Pits Discovered on Pluto

Why are there unusual pits on Pluto? Why are there unusual pits on Pluto?

Aurora over Clouds

Auroras usually occur high above the clouds. Auroras usually occur high above the clouds.

A 212 Hour Exposure of Orion

The constellation of Orion is much more than three stars in a row. The constellation of Orion is much more than three stars in a row.

Phobos: Doomed Moon of Mars

This moon is doomed. This moon is doomed.

Recycling NGC 5291

Following an Following an

Leonids and Friends

Leonids and Friends Leonids and Friends

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