In Plain Sight

For all my Rods & Cones I still cannot see what is in Plain Sight . . . .

This is the Rosette Nebula as seen through the eyepiece, NGC 2237, that star cluster is at the center of the Nebula.

This is the Rosette Nebula as seen through the eyepiece, NGC 2237, that star cluster is at the center of the Nebula.

So why is this and so many other Deep Sky Objects (DSO) hard to see?  Even DSO‘s that are as large as the  Full Moon (as viewed) in size.  (more…)

Just dropped in

Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)

or

“Nickle & Dimed”

“To be nickled and dimed to death”

  Ok enough of the sayings . . . . what I am getting at is my latest adventure, hobby, pursuit, endeavor . . . yup . . . ASTRO PHOTOGRAPHY  .  I know your screwing up your forehead wondering just what and where this little tirade of mine is headed.  Well, you know the routine . . . you get excited about some facet of whatever it is that you are currently applying that 3 pounds of gray matter in your melon too, When much to your dismay this picture you’ve painted for yourself doesn’t fit reality! YUP ! A Fantasy Letdown . . .

Celestron AVX Mount & Camera Lens combo

(CGEM) Celestron AVX Mount & Nikon Camera 300mm f/4 AF Lens combo and a guide scope.

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2017 year of the Fire Rooster

Hi everyone

I’m still here, kickin

2017 year of the Fire Rooster (Chicken)

My reward for my Astro Photography efforts, my photo (Dec)

My reward for my Astro Photography efforts, my photo (Dec) included in the A4B 2017 Calendar, from the A4B Beginner Astro Photography Face Book group.

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Hello & Goodby, “So long, and Thanks for all the fish”

m51

the Whirlpool Galaxy M51, Orion ED80 Telescope / D7000

Here we are

at the end

of

2016

 

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Beyond my Vision

Triangulum Galaxy , aka Messier 33. is 2.7 million light-years away.

Triangulum Galaxy , aka Messier 33. It is 2.7 million light-years away. A Galaxy much like our own. Photo from my front yard.

I stand in my front yard and look upwards to the stars.  Sadly I can only see the brightest because of the Light pollution caused by all the city lights. (more…)

Still Kickin just focused on Stars

All Starry Eyed

M31  Andomeda Galaxy

M31 Andromeda Galaxy

I’m still around, I know I haven’t been active of late, I’ve been recovering and spending more time on life and family.  My photography has taken a bit of a side track from film & terrestrial objects to the Stars and digital captures. (more…)

Old Gold – Fast Glass

Nikkor 200mm f/2 MF lens

Nikkor 200mm f/2 MF lens mounted on a Star Adventurer astro photography mount

Here you see a rare piece of fast Nikkor glass.  It is the early Manual focus version of today’s fast VR AF version.  But I will say this . . . Fast Glass never grows old, it is just re-purposed (more…)

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