Archive for the ‘Astrophotography’ Category

Jupiter… and friend

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Last night, in preparation for tonight's astrophotography presentation, I set up the telescope for the first time in... well, way too long. The Perseid meteor show is peaking and I saw around 30 bright meteors. When I turned the telescope to Jupiter, I noticed the Great Red Spot moving across ...

Southeastern Sky

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

I photographed two very cool, yet very different things in my southeastern sky this week. The first is a double rainbow from a very mean, fast approaching storm. The brightest rainbow is caused by the sunlight from the setting sun reflecting off rain drops. The second, double arc is caused ...

Milky Way

Friday, August 10th, 2007

It's been a crazy summer and I have had few chances to get the telescope out. The night before last was a nice night and the Perseid meteor shower was just picking up, so I took the time to go out and observe for a while and take the picture ...