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First of 2012 – The Quadrantids

Yep, it’s been a while since the last post.  Busy time of year, between work and family, and Christmas and New Years it’s just been constant running around.  But I did manage to kick off the New Year, photographically speaking, early this morning down by the Lebanon Green in frigid cold.  The Quadrantid meteor shower was [...]

M-42 Up Close & Personal

Just got in from a little shooting session with the telescope.  Brr, it’s cold out there – but the wind was non-existent and the air was dry.  Put that all together, and that means is that seeing was pretty darned good – no turbulence in the air, and no wind to bat around the scope.  [...]

Celestial Conjunction and other Stuff

After work tonight, I stuck around the Groton area to photograph the conjunction of three solar system bodies – the Moon, Jupiter and Venus – in the evening sky.  Luckily the clouds cooperated again and I was able to get some decent shots of the trio in the sky.

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Between Dusk and Dawn

One of the discussion groups I’m on has been talking about night photography lately. That discussion prompted me to go through my stuff and pick out some of what I thought were my better images taken between dusk and dawn – both using artificial (flash or flashlight) and natural (ambient) lighting. I’ll also post a [...]

First 40D shot – the moon

Well, I couldn’t wait to try out the new 40D. So I broke out the telescope (Celestron Super C8+, 8″ 2,000mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope) and took a shot of the moon.