I tell ya, astronomy is just one of those quicksand hobbies that you just can’t escape! I have begun my journey in astronomical spectroscopy. I recently acquired a Shelyak ALPY 600 with guiding module. I was graced with a very clear night a few nights ago. The moon was almost… Continue Reading... "The Spectra of Notable Brumal Stars"
While I’m working on collecting data for M51, I decided to take the last couple hours of the morning on each night to also get some data of Vega. I occasionally like doing a bright star. This really shows the defects of a Newtonian telescope, but I kinda like the… Continue Reading... "Vega"
I had a couple hours to waste before a nebula came up over the trees, so I took a few exposures of the nearby star Arcturus. I had my Baader UHC filter on, which mostly lets some red wavelengths through as well as a band in the cyan wavelengths. The… Continue Reading... "Arcturus"
I wanted to try a single bright star for a couple hours, since I really love the diffraction spikes of my Newtonian. This is a little over 2.5 hours on Deneb, a very bright star in Cygnus. Continue Reading... "Deneb"