Sunday, August 24, 2014




New this week from the top. Arcturus, a wide angle shot of Cassiopeia with Andromeda to the upper right, Mizar the double star of the handle in Ursa Major and the moon.

Saturday, May 31, 2014



At it again. The first shot on Friday May 30, 2014. 75 mm at f/4 10 second exposure, guided. The next is a compilation of several shots stitched together. 18 mm at f/3.5 30 second exposure at iso 1600. The last is ursa major a target that I continue to hunt.  18mm at f/3.5 iso 800 1 minute guided exposure.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

I just don't give up that easily. Ursa Major the continued pursuit of perfection.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014


Going deep space like I am almost at nirvana. That place I have been seeking. 3 minute exposure ISO 800 18 mm wide angle, guided. Jupiter just a great target. Now like a hunter I need to hone and sharpen my skills. I would like to spend more time so I need to find that perfect evening where I do not have morning obligations. It will be a fun ride. Now to plan the hunt.

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.