Archive for June, 2006

M101 – The Pinwheel Galaxy

Monday, June 26th, 2006

Two clear nights in a row! This is the Pinwheel Galaxy, a face on spiral galaxy located near the handle star of the Big Dipper. It's a very dim object that needs much more exposure to capture more fine details, but it was nice to bag another of my Messier ...

M8 – The Lagoon Nebula

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

I got out last night with the telescope for the first time in a few months. It was nice to spend some time under the stars without freezing to death. It was a rather frustrating night - nothing seemed to go right and I fought equipment all night long, but ...


Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

I got to spend 5 days in London while at a conference last week. Here's a few photos I took during the little bit of time I had to play tourist. From the River Thames toward the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben