2020-11-15 Dust in the Wind

I cannot believe that it has been over three years since I have posted my work. [Insert lame excuse here]. While I have not been sharing, I have been imaging the night sky regularly and have plenty of content to share. Over the last three years I have upgraded my equipment and improved my processing skills and throughout this evolution I have been able to really zero in on what interests me in the night sky. Additionally I built a small observatory in my backyard just over a year ago. This allows me to keep my equipment always setup and ready to go and when I have a clear night, all I have to do is slide the roof off! This means I can (more…)

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2016-08-09 The Iris Nebula NGC 7023

I’m not generally one to complain, but I cannot resist mentioning that this summer has been a lousy summer for astronomy.  Until last weekend it had been over two months since we had a truly clear night that coincided with a small crescent or new moon.  We have had many “close to clear” nights, nights that the forecast promised to be clear, when in reality thin layers of high altitude clouds obscured the stars just enough to make imaging impossible.  Last weekend, the streak was broken, and we had three nights back to back where (more…)

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