Thursday, October 14, 2021

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Saturn - 20 Sep 2021

Saturn (20 Sep 2021)
150mm Orion Mak-Cas, 3x Barlow
Tak EM200 mount
Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Jupiter, GRS, and a moon Jupiter, GRS, and a moon (26 Aug 2021) 150mm Orion Mak-Cas, 3x Barlow Tak EM200 mount Canon S1IS (point and shoot camera) - movie mode

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Jupiter at opposition (20 Aug 2021)

From my house... Jupiter and GRS (20 Aug 2021) 150mm Orion Mak-Cas, 2.5x Barlow Tak EM200 mount Canon T3i DSLR (RAW mode)

Thursday, August 5, 2021

NGC 3953 and M101...

Hi all, here are my latest results from my backyard.
M101 is a "raw" orientation and better PI techniques for this final result.

More info on each here:

Thursday, July 15, 2021

My M45 - Pleiades image featured on COVER

My M45 - Pleiades image featured on COVER!!!
Huge HONOR!!!
My first time as cover feature - and for the quarterly publication for one of the largest amateur astronomical organizations in the world!!! (June 2021 issue of "Reflector")
Just received 2 complementary copies in the mail, sent by the Vice-President of the Astronomical League!!!
Thank you, Astronomical League!!!

My original image is here:

Saturday, April 24, 2021

My Rosette Nebula image featured in French Astronomy Magazine "L'Astronomie"

Hi all,

WOW!!! An incredible Birthday present (February) this year!!
My Rosette Nebula image featured as the LEAD image in this article in the French Astronomy Magazine (L'Astronomie), February Issue!!!
(they sent me a copy!)

Monday, March 15, 2021

BBC Sky at Night FEATURES my Jupiter/Saturn Conjunction!

Huge HONOR!!!
BBC Sky at Night Magazine (printed!!!) My "Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction" image ... just received a complimentary copy... FROM THE UK!!!

Friday, February 19, 2021

The Great Conjunction (Jupiter and Saturn)

 Hi all, here are some details on the main result from my effort on the Great Conjunction.

I collected the data on 20 Dec 20 - the day before the closest approach, as 21 Dec had forecast for possible clouds.

OBJECT     The Great Conjunction (Jupiter and Saturn)
Telescope     Takahashi TOA-130F @ f/7.7 (1000mm FL)
Mount     Takahashi EM200 Temma II
Camera     Canon T3i
Guider     Unguided
Settings     8x1/25s, ISO100, Registax6, CS4 (cropped) 

Sunday, February 14, 2021

M45 - Pleiades (and distinct violet)

M45 - Pleiades
FS-60C, EM200, QSI690wsg
25x5min L (bin1x1); 4x5min ea RGB (bin2x2); 10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias

Saturday, January 2, 2021

My image featured in "Annals of the Deep Sky" !!!

 As an astro-imager, this is an honor beyond any other publication (internet or hard print) in the world.

The writers of the book series reached out to me and asked to use my Sadr image in the 8th (and final) volume of their book!!!! I couldn't believe it - and at first thought the book I received in the mail last week was a Christmas gift from a friend ... until I read the enclosed note. It was a complimentary copy!!!

I am still stunned. What a beautiful end to 2020!!!

Here is a link to my post on Twitter (as I am using my laptop right now as I re-build my main home machine - starting with motheboard):