Saturday, January 24, 2009

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Astronomy - Solar System Reviews

Started with a good year in 2008

2008 Solar System Review

I recall seeing a flurry of these 'composite' shots last year but not so many this year.  I was keen on getting better Icy Giants and went after Uranus and Neptune with as much precision as I could.  In all my hasty planning, I let Pluto slip away.  It's still a planet in my book so I'll have to give it just desserts next year!  I had some photos of the sun shining on the trees in my front yard and thought I'd add that to round it out, but you might find those on my homepage just as easily and I thought it would mess with the 'flow' of the sequence.

Hope you enjoy!  Looking forward to 2009!


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Astronomy - Equipment - DSO Setup

My new CGE setup:
CGE Mount (not CGEM and not CGE-pro)
Meade LXD55 6" Mak-Newt with custom focuser and rings
102mm Achromatic retractor for guiding and or imaging.
*Not shown* 60mm finder with diag and eyepiece.

2009 - January - Snow Storm

Thursday, January 1, 2009

NGC 891

I keep pushing my mostly stock C8i SE. A few nights ago I actually managed to get decent tracking for over 3 hours. I was able to salvage ~170 x 60s subs for a not so bad shot.

Hope you like my humble attempt, I was pretty impressed as I think galaxies are on the harder side to capture, unguided on an unmodded DSLR?!

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