Welcome to my Astrophotography Blog!

This is a journal of my adventures in astrophotography -- taking images of distant celestial objects. Please look around and feel free to add your comments, questions, and critique to any of the entries by clicking the "comments" button on the bottom of each entry -- or just say "howdy!

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So choose either the Red pill or the Blue pill and follow me down the wormhole....


Comanche Springs Star Party

Comanche Springs Star Party
Doin' my thang at the Comanche Springs Astronomy Campus (where I often become a "red ghost")

Dallas Sky

Rancho Venado Sky

Atoka Sky

Camanche Springs Sky

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Bring on the Globs!

So I turned to some brighter objects for my latest imaging session...

Globular Clusters! M3 & M13.

These are some crazy objects. They are HUGE concentrations of thousands (sometime millions) of stars crammed into a very small area. In low magnification they look like planetary nebulae, but looking closer reveals huge clouds of pin point stars.

These clusters are not part of our galaxy, but do orbit our galaxy in a non-planar orbit (everything else in our galaxy orbits within a planar disc -- which is the shape of our milky Way Galaxy).

These are actually a lot of fun to image and are not too affected by light pollution in the city (as opposed to Galaxies and Nebulae).

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