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....

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

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

What a bunch of BULL!!!

Taurus, that is! Here is a shot of the Taurus constellation taken a couple of weeks ago at the 3RF Astronomy campus near Crowel, TX.

This field stretches from Orion's head (the red patch in the lower left called Sharpless 264) up to the Pleiades in the upper right. I used the new Star Spikes Pro to enhance the Taurus stars a little bit for better viewing.

Stats:
Canon XSI @ ISO 800
28mm Sigma Lens f/4
AstroTrac mount
10 x 5min
DeepSkyStacker, CS4, Star Spikes Pro

2 comments:

Russell said...

Just found "Down The Wormhole." What an absolute joy to review all of your great pictures and share in your joy creating these images.

I'm new to all of this and have made every (without exception) bad equipment purchase.

However, I live in North Dallas, hope to start with a membership to the local astronomy clubs and at some point have the opportunity to meet you.

Keep up the good work.

Regards,

Russ Duncan
vipmovie@aol.com

Neutronman said...

Howdy Russ,

Thanks for the kind words, and I'm glad you like the site.

Since you are in the area and interested in this kind of stuff, consider joining the Texas Astronomical Society. There are monthly meetings and a swell Dark Site the club owns that is available to all members.

Also, I chair an astrophotography special interest group (APSIG) that meets monthly as well and is solely focused on imaging.

Hope to catch-up with you : )