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!

And don't forget to click on the images for a larger view!

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

My Gear...

I bought a Celestron CPC 800 Schmidt Cassegrain telescope back in December. It is a marvel of hi-tech simplicity. The optics design is decades old, but it has a super cool computerized "go to" feature and GPS. It basically knows where it is at all times, and as long you align on any three stars it merrily locks onto the sky and will show you any object in its 40, 000 object database at the touch of a button. Cool.

Focusing is a major chore, especially when trying to photograph tiny, faint objects. So I also added a JMI EV2cm focuser. Next, I purchased a t-ring adaptor for my Nikon D-80 and I was all set to shoot.

Here is my first astro-rig in action (sans camera -- I using it to take this photo!)

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