Fighter of the Night Moon. Continue Reading... "Day Moon"
I was going to check out my allsky camera yesterday and found it unresponsive. Turns out the SD card didn’t weather the last half year too well. I was able to recover the config files and start fresh with a new SD card and updated software. Everything mostly seemed to… Continue Reading... "22° Moon halo"
After finishing two long imaging projects, a 60% moon made a good night to do some minor planet hunting. 3 Juno is a large asteroid in the asteroid belt. It is about the size of Indiana, and weighs as much 3,300 Mount Everests. It was pretty low in the sky… Continue Reading... "3 Juno"
I was browsing through the archives of my allsky camera and noticed something strange in one of the star trails images, Airplanes are the dotted lines throughout the image, and satellites are the very thin solid lines. The wide object in the upper right is Saturn. The very wide and… Continue Reading... "Bright meteor spotted"
I was finally able to figure out how to take some semi-decent flats when doing solar. All I needed was a trash bag! I used Sharpcap to do calibration on the fly with darks and flats, then processed as normal in Autostakkert and PixInsight. The seeing was pretty terrible, so… Continue Reading... "Sunspots"
With the beautiful clear weather this week, I have been able to leave my telescope at the ready for several days in a row. I decided to plop on my aperture mask that has a 50mm offset aperture with Baader solar film taped to it. I’d really like to get… Continue Reading... "Sunspots"