Twilight Landscapes Blog

Welcome to Josh Walawender's blog. This mostly contains posts related to amateur astronomy such as observing reports. You can check out some of my photography over at www.twilightlandscapes.com

June New Moon

I got out for two long observing sessions this new moon. In both cases, I met up with a few local amateurs at the Maunakea "Power...

Lunar Eclipse

Last night's lunar eclipse was well positioned for viewing from Hawaii. The local weather, on the other hand, was less cooperative. I...

May New Moon

I recently had a very special opportunity to spend a week at a house owned by some friends of mine. They occasionally rent this house...

Backyard Observatory - Weather

Over the 5 years I've lived in this house, I've found that I have a decent amount of clear skies. It's not the summit of Maunakea, but...

Backyard Observatory - Introduction

I've been dreaming of building a backyard observatory since I got hooked on astronomy as kid. I remember dreaming of building a dome and...


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