There seem to be a lot of asteroids in the news this week, counting the 3 close flybys of Earth, and the breakup observed by Hubble. I thought some of you might find it interesting that there are three asteroids you can have a look at in a small telescope …
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You may have seen my first impressions and unboxing of this telescope. After having a few good nights of imaging to test it out, I’m happy to say it has lived up to expectations.
I was fortunate to have a clear morning on Nov 20th to setup the telescope a few blocks away from my apartment at Observatory Park in Denver, CO. Despite the light dome from the city and the still nearly full moon, I managed to capture some decent images of both C/2012 S1 …
If you image with a DLSR that has LiveView like I do, you’ve probably encountered some problems trying to get those pesky stars to show up on the display. What I’ve always discovered, after much frustration, and sometimes not until the next morning, is this can be attributed to one …
Unboxing and first impressions of the AT6RC. I won’t make you wait with anticipation: This telescope looks awesome.
With just your telescope and DSLR camera, you can capture some amazing views of our bright neighbor planets. You don’t even need a tracking mount!
Buying your first telescope can quickly become a daunting task when faced with so many choices and unfamiliar terms. With everything from cheap department store telescopes to computerized models and specialized APO refractors, how do you choose something you’ll be able to enjoy for years with without spending a fortune?
3/17 Update – I managed to see comet PanSTARRS last night from Sunset Hill Park in Ballard along with about half a dozen other intrepid stargazers, and capture a few decent photos as well.
You have a DSLR? Start pointing it up! You don’t need to be an expert to get some compelling pictures of the night sky. Here are six reasons to give astrophotoraphy a shot.
Jupiter and moons. Captured from Seattle during a break in the clouds on Feb 1, 2013 with a Celestron C6 SGT, 2.5x barlow, and Canon T3i. Combination of 1/20th and 1/2 second exposures stacked and combined.