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First observations of a starry sky in the 1950's.
First observations of total lunar eclipses in the 1960's.First total solar eclipse March 7th 1970
First observations of the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn through my 60mm refractor in 1973
First observations of Venus through a telescope in 1976.Mars occultation of Epsilon Geminorum, April, 1976 Venus occultation by the Moon December 26, 1978 July 6, 1982 and December 30, 1982 Total Lunar Eclipses Comet Halley, March 22, 1986 Jupiter with an unusual number of belts in the southern hemisphere in 1987 Jupiter with an unusual number of dark spots in the northern hemisphere in 1987 Comet Bradfield, November 22, 1987
First observations of Uranus through a telescope in 1989.
First observations of Mercury in 1989.Saturn occultation of star 28 Sagittarii, July 1989
First observations of Neptune through a telescope in 1994.Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 impact fragments Jupiter, July 1994 Comet Hyakutake March 27, 1996 Comet Hale-Bopp, March 25, 1997 First Saturn ring spoke observations, September 1997
First observation of Pluto through a telescope in 1997.Mars observation of rare Equatorial Cloud Bands, May, 1999 Mars observation of large polar storm May 1999 Space Shuttle Endeavor, February 15, 2000 Partial Solar Eclipse, December 25, 2000 Saturn occultation by the Moon, September, 2001 The 2001 Leonid Meteor Shower Venus transit across the Sun, June 8th, 2004 Comet Ikeya Zhang, March 11th, 2002 Comet Ikeya Zhang, April 11th, 2002 Comet Ikeya Zhang, April 11th, 2002 Comet NEAT (C/2001 Q4), May 12th, 2004 Comet Machholz (C/2004 Q2), January 2nd, 2005 Comet Pojmanski (C/2006 A1), March 5th, 2006 Comet Pojmanski (C/2006 A1), March 8th, 2006 Comet 17P Holmes, October 29th, 2007 Comet 17P Holmes, November 12th, 2007 First observations of Vesta, and the first time I noted detail in Uranus atmosphere. Forty Years of Jupiter Observations, 1973 - 2013, January 8th, 2013
Observing Saturn rings edge on/near or edge in 1980, 1996, and 2009Comet Lulin C/2007 N3, and tht Eskimo Nebula, March 16, 2009 Wesley Comet Impact scar on Jupiter and mutual eclipse events between Io and Europa, August 2009 Annular Solar Eclipse, May 10, 1994 Occultation of Jupiter by the Moon, August 18th, 1990 Observations and sketches of the shrinking of Jupiter's Great Red Spot Forty Years of Saturn Observations, 1973 - 2013, January 8th, 2013