Monday, September 14, 2009

A Very Busy Day

A connector for 120,000-volt electric equipment.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

T-28 Trojan

Caught this beautiful silver T-28 Trojan sitting on the ramp in Brenham.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Monday, September 07, 2009

PC and Pixel

Third Jupiter of the Year, Part II

A little sharper and a lot cleaner. I'm still frustrated though. I see other folks using similar gear to mine turning out better shots, and I don't know what I can do better.

10" LX200, 250 frames LRGB, DMK21AF04, Televue 2.5x Powermate

Third Jupiter of the Year

Not necessarily the final image from tonight, but the first of four processed. Pretty good seeing; call it 3/5 with a slow undulation.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Second Jupiter of the Year

A little soft in worsening seeing. The moons are Ganymede and Europa. If I had stayed up another couple of hours we could have tried to catch them in front of the planet. Oh well. Finally got the LX200 remounted in the observatory--I told myself I was going to wait until we got a break from 100-degree days. We may have a few left, but it IS September, right?

250 frames ea LRGB, DMK21AF

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

More Drawerings

Since the heat and/or clouds have been keeping me in, you get to look at stuff from my day job.


Drawing a milk jug is harder than it sounds. There's a reason the handle is hidden behind the pitcher.