Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Something Happened

My nominee for most useful alert box. I usually make fun of Windows when this happens. Most unsettling.

Monday, December 21, 2009

M42, The Orion Nebula

Because you can never have too many pictures of the Orion Nebula.

Heritage Park Observatory, Cedar Park, TX
Exposure: 30 x 45 seconds
Camera: Modified Canon Digital Rebel XT (350D)
Scope: Meade 10" LX200, Meade f/6.3 focal reducer
Mount: Meade LX200
Guider: Short Tube 80, Meade DSI
Filter: Astronomik CLS
Software: PHD Guiding, Nebulosity, Photoshop

Monday, December 14, 2009

Oh Dear

Saw one of these in a truck stop over the weekend:

(Here's a hint: Remember the movie 'Top Gun?')

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Tell Me The Truth

said Ian. "About what?" I asked.

"You." He said. "And Christmas."

"What's that, buddy?"

"You're really Santa Claus."

"Uh oh," I thought. Is this the year? "Why do you think I'm Santa Claus?"

"Your beard has that white part, and I heard you going 'ho, ho, ho.'"

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Gift Idea

OK, I know. It's been forever since this thing got updated. But here's the deal. The Astronomy Gods have been offended somewhere, because the weather has sucked for the last, well, forever. But as soon as that changes, I'm gonna be right out there sucking down some photons. Mars is coming soon.

Meanwhile, the holiday gift giving season is upon us. And I know, you're all wondering, what does imjeffp want to find under the tree on the big morning? My friends, look no further (or farther, or whatever)--this could well be heaven in a jar.



Now, I've not had the opportunity to try this stuff, but Lord! IT'S BACON! AND MAYONNAISE! TOGETHER!

So please, Santa, you know I've been good. At least nothing the grand jury could pin on me. Do me a favor this year.