Tuesday, February 23, 2010

My simple M109 - barred spiral galaxy

I saw the Cloudy Nights (http://www.cloudynights.com/) challenge the other month and was immediately struck by how cool this barred spiral looked.  I had to try and it turns out to be a somewhat hard target at 10th magnitude and small to boot.  Here's my shot.  I wasn't even sure I had in a single 1-2 min test shot and conditions we just average on the transparency with a waxing moon early in the session.  I'm still pretty happy with the result!

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Loving husband, proud father, computer geek, astro freak, music lover, sports nut and general fun-loving guy

I've always loved facts, provable facts of nature and things concerning science.  

Over time, I found that most facts are mostly reference and it was the creation of and discovery of new things that intrigued me.

"A good friend once told me you are our memory
without them we equal nothing
And all I can see is the place I wanna be
Suddenly my life was so free
Leaves at my feet, blown to the ground
their echoes are reaching my ears
Nights coming fast, suns going down" - A7x