Monday, July 17, 2017
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Last Saturday night I set up my Celestron 8 inch EdgeHD telescope in my back yard. I attached my Canon 70D with a 0.7x focal reducer (so I could fit the entire Moon on my APS-C sensor) and took some photos of the Moon. Here are a couple, processed somewhat.
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Saturday, May 27, 2017
|Exposure 1 second at f/2.8, ISO 1600, 17mm f.l.|
|Exposure 1/20 second at f/2.8, ISO 1600, 17mm f.l.|
A statue near the Pima County Courthouse commemorating early Tucson settlers.
Monday, August 08, 2016
Saturday night featured some impressive lightning storms in the distance as I was preparing to observe from Kitt Peak. Most of the lightning storms were probably at least 30 miles away. Here are a few of my favorite shots from the evening.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
I set up my Celestron 8 inch EdgeHD today on the off chance I might be able to see the Falcon 9 Jason 3 launch from Vandenberg this morning. I didn't (except for the live feed on the web) but I did test out my 0.7x focal reducer on the Sun (with solar filter) and then after the Moon rose a bit later, I slewed over to take a look at it. The first photo below is from about sunset while the 2nd one was taken earlier in the afternoon with the image in bright blue daylight.
|This image was taken with an 8 inch f/10 EdgeHD telescope with my Canon 70D with an exposure of 1/200 seconds at ISO 400. I applied an unsharp mask to sharpen the image a bit.|
|This image was taken earlier in the day in bright blue skies with the same setup and an exposure of 1/1600 seconds at ISO 400 with similar use of an unsharp mask. Seeing was less steady.|