Saturday, January 22, 2011

M42, The Orion Nebula

No matter how many times I shoot this, I'm always amazed at how differently each one comes out.

Heritage Park Observatory, Cedar Park, TX
Exposure: 30 x 60 sec (30:00) @ ISO 800, 10 flat, 10 dark
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT (350D) (modified)
Scope: AT6RC, AT2FF field flattener
Mount: Meade LXD 650
Guider: Zenithstar 66, Meade DSI
Filter: None
Software: PHD Guiding, Nebulosity, Photoshop

Monday, January 03, 2011

Why Football Announcers Should Stick to Football

Watching Stanford dismantle Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl and the announcer was listing some notable Stanford graduates: " … Sally Ride, first woman on the Moon …"

(She wasn't even the first woman in space--two Russian women went ahead of her.)