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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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, June 8, 2011

Milk & Dish

We had clear skies on the Saturday night before TSP officially began, so I took the opportunity to revisit a favorite location -- the VLBA Radio Telescope just a few hundred yards from where Kim and I were staying at the Sproul Ranch.

This year I chose to try a 3 panel panorama with the Milky Way arching to the dish (like a galactic rainbow leading to the pot-o-gold). This was shot with my Nikon D700, 12-24mm lens, on a tripod. Each 3 exposures were 45 seconds, then stitched together using Photomerge in CS5.


Raymond said...

Flipping incredible. Just found your page while researching what I can do with my D700 and astro (I also have an 8" Newtonian I may mount to it). Love what you produce out here - wish we had this kind of darkness in southern NH. Really awesome stuff out here.

Neutronman said...

Thanks Raymond! As you can see, a lot of fun can be had with the ol' D700 : )

Jordan said...

I think I commented somewhere else on your blog about looking for a higher res photo. This one, Milk & Dish, was really what I was looking for. Sorry about that.