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.
And now for a bit of inspiration: NASA and LEGO have launched an Imagine and Build contest, with one of the prizes being the just approved Lego Curiosity Rover set! The Curiosity Rover came to life through LEGO’s CUUSOO site, garnering enough votes to be considered for production as an official …
If you have ever looked up at the night sky and wondered what that particular shinning dot is, you don’t need to look any further than your iPad for the answer.
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?
From now through October, comet ISON tracks through the constellations Gemini, Cancer and Leo as it falls toward the sun.
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.
By now you have probably heard about Dennis Tito’s Inspiration Mars venture to send a man and woman to slingshot around Mars in 2018.