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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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JOhn

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

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

My Mexican Hat

Here is the famous Sombrero Galaxy (also known as M104). This galaxy was discovered in 1781 and has been a favorite for generations. It is a great example of a "lens-shaped" galaxy and has a dense accretion disc that is beautifully silhouetted by over 400 billion stars.

I captured the light of these 400 billion suns at the recent TSP.

LX200 10" f/6.7
QHY8 camera
21 x 10 min
Maxim, CS3

3 comments:

Bob Eggleton (Zillabob) said...

Beautiful! Just so solitary and stark.

I am JOhn said...

Bob-san! Thanks for the comment! I don't get many comments at all, but I guess folks stop by anyway because the hit meter keeps going up (or maybe that's just me).

Bob Eggleton (Zillabob) said...

My comments have vanished too, then again I am not as a studious blogger as I once was. I think it's the trend thing. "Blogger" is supposed to be so uncool. Now the "cool" thing is Facebook which has and continues to explode.