Monday, August 30, 2010

Witch's Broom Nebula

Ton's of great Astro weather here of late.  Here's the coolest Deep Sky Object I got from last night.  I got some other's and LOTS of Jupiter photos to get to, but thought this was worth a post of it's own!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Michael Alexander Phillips' Star

On December 25, 1993 I was given a gift of a International Star Registry star named Michael A. Phillips.

On July 2/3, 2010 I found and photographed it!

Here's the high-res photos and star charts.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Rings & Sonotube the 1st trial

Not the full weight, only about 23.5 lbs total for the rings and empty tube. The rings are about 6lbs and the tube is about 16.5lbs. The tube didn't fit as it's about 1in larger in diameter than the final product, which I hope isn't an issue for measurements and handoff to the aluminum fabricator. It's also a rough cut in half as the product was shipped in 12foot lengths, so it's about 6 feet instead of about 5 for the final. Just barely fits in the garage! Phew!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

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