Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Pluto starter image for 2013

Only a day  and four hours after the full moon made a near miss of occultation for me in NC, I got a low quality shot of Pluto.  Occultation was 20130721-1917EDT - 20130722-2301EDT time of shot.  I had very poor transparency and as such set out to make some darks, do some PEC training and find a good fitting with all my gear under the stars.  I snuck some shots of some objects including a blind shot at Pluto via a solid precise goto.  Here in the close up animation you'll see iffy collimation and poor focus, but the fact that it was only 3x60s in luminosity shows the capabilities of this setup quite well!  The animation shows an overlaid chart from skycharts/CdC and then a highlighted red circle.

Here's the full view

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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