NGC 2371 aka NGC 2372 or NGC 2371-2 or whatever

Yet another weird entry in the NGC, NGC 2371-2, is a lovely bi-polar planetary nebula that got two names because it visually looks sort of like two separate objects. Images make it clear that both objects are part of the same expanding shell of a fine planetary.  This was a really crisp clear night, in … Read more

MacBook Hibernation Weirdness

My new MBP (ML 10.8.2) has an unexpected morning behavior.  Instead of just popping the lid and getting started, I’m now treated to the “wake from hibernation” screen, and it takes a minute or two to get working. Apparently there’s some new power management thing going on,  so it’s time to poke around in the … Read more