Archive for the ‘Astrophotography’ Category

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 ...

The Brightest in the Sky

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

I haven't taken any astrophotos in way too long. But tonight I got out for a few minutes to capture some of the brightest objects in the heavens. Today, the brightest objects in the sky at my location were: 1. The Sun (duh!) 2. The Moon 3. An Iridium Flare 4. Venus 5. The International ...

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 ...