Friday, April 18, 2014

29 second exposure with 400mm lens a f5.6 piggy back on an Orion 120 with an EQ3 RA drive. Twin framed stitched photo thats Jupiter in the top right corner.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Ok last night have new adapter and experimenting with lenses and exposures. Top photo is the belt of Orion and the horsehead nebula a 3.2 second exposure on my new Canon T3 with my B&L lense operating at 500mm at f/10 ISO 6400. The Bottom is same equipment at ISO 1600 1/30 second exposure. I am still waiting on my drive corrector and I have yet to use my DSLR adapter. Its kinda heavy but I am happy with it it appears to be built solid. So I have some experimenting to do.

Monday, March 3, 2014

I am considering a  website, still working on the idea and will keep you posted if I make the switch.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Just a little pride here. An un retouched photo of Orion and the Horsehead Nebula. This taken with my new Canon T3 at f5.6 with a 300mm lense unguided at ISO-3200 and a 3.2 second exposure.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Practicing with the new equipment. Canon EOS T3. Unguided on a tripod, utilizing a 300 mm lens at f5.6, ISO-1600 with a 4 second exposure, modified in photoshop to multiply background and add darkness.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

New equipment new pictures. I started with some common targets to practice shooting. Orion with Jupiter to the far left. I am only beginning to get the handle here. Its a 15 second exposure at ISO3200 unguided.Canon EOS T3 rebel. I am excited about becoming more proficient.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Pleides Taken by me last night, one of my better photos. Still seeking that new camera, and still not obtained it. Some point I will reach the destination I seek. For now this.

According to Wikipedia.

In astronomy, the Pleiades (/ˈplaɪ.ədiːz/ or /ˈpliː.ədiːz/), or Seven Sisters (Messier object 45 or M45), is an open star cluster containing middle-aged hot B-type stars located in the constellation of Taurus. It is among the nearest star clusters to Earth and is the cluster most obvious to the naked eye in the night sky. The name Pleiades comes from the Book of Job, Chapter 9:6; the celestial entity has several meanings in different cultures and traditions.
The cluster is dominated by hot blue and extremely luminous stars that have formed within the last 100 million years. Dust that forms a faint reflection nebulosity around the brightest stars was thought at first to be left over from the formation of the cluster (hence the alternate name Maia Nebula after the star Maia), but is now known to be an unrelated dust cloud in the interstellar medium, through which the stars are currently passing. Computer simulations have shown that the Pleiades was probably formed from a compact configuration that resembled the Orion Nebula.[7] Astronomers estimate that the cluster will survive for about another 250 million years, after which it will disperse due to gravitational interactions with its galactic neighborhood.