For the first time in a long time (10 months or so I think), I have my telescope seutp and getting acclimated out back. I probably won't be out long, but I've had the itch lately to get back out beneath the stars. If you're in my area, come on by for a look!
Well, not of last night though. But since several local bloggers are putting moon photos up, I figured I would direct people to a couple photos of my own. I've even got... a planet! More can be seen here and here. Which reminds me, I really need to get the telescope adapter for my … Continue reading Awesome Moon Photos!
This weekend I'll be heading out into the local "wilderness" for some camping. For the event I'll be getting out my telescope, something that hasn't happened much in the last year (once actually) so I'm really looking forward to it. Just last weekend I got the scope out and stayed up late and remembered how … Continue reading Camping
The astronomy class I am taking has been going fairly well, even if it's a little slow at times. Last night we were able to go up to the observatory and take a quick glance at the moon and Saturn. We were up there for probably a total of close to 2 hours, and it … Continue reading Astronomy Class
I was able to finally get outside under good skies for the first time in over a month. I grabbed a few shots of Saturn that turned out pretty well, larger than my past pictures of the planet. Click to go to the gallery for this and a couple other new shots.
Looks like I'm probably going to attend an astronomy course that the University of Illinois at Springfield is offering this spring. It's called Survey of the Universe, and meets only once per week, but sounds like something I may really enjoy. Ana already called around to get the details, all I need to do is … Continue reading Survey of the Universe
When I want to print some of my astronomy photos, I usually take them to Meijer's Photo Lab on a memory card and use their photo kiosks to submit them for printing. On Saturday I went online and discovered they now have a Windows client application that allows photos to be submitted from home. I … Continue reading Photos
It has been a long week at work and I've been looking forward to the 3 day weekend. Ana and I don't really have anything planned, maybe just a project or two around the house. Earlier in the week I was disappointed to learn that Deep Impact's collision with comet Tempel 1 will not be … Continue reading Long Weekend
Took the telescope out last night, it was a very clear evening. I was able to snap a few shots of M57, The Ring Nebula. I was pretty suprised they came out like they did, this was the first time I've used the 15 second exposure option on my digital camera - I had the … Continue reading Ring Nebula
My anniversary gift from Ana, a new Solar Filter for the new telescope, arrived today. I had to go to FedEx and pick it up after work but tried it out when I got home. It's amazing what this telescope can do compared to my old one. I didn't think it would make much difference … Continue reading Solar Filter