One of my favorite things to image, the cosmos.
Lots more on the Messier
Months Ago: Google Earth-Sky review; 10 points for bringing Astronomy to the fingertips
of millions of people. Minus several for making it look rather ugly, particularly around
the celestial poles, drawing those awful bright and jagged constellation lines, random voids in
the cosmos, and finally the use of worthless icons instead of pictures in most information boxes.
I'm pointing at you open clusters!
I recommend other bits of software such as Stellarium
(non-free). All look significantly better and don't even require an internet connection, which is important if you're in BFE looking at the sky.
Everyone who has seen me use stellarium wants it for their computer, that extends my recommendation beyond me...
Comet 17P Holmes alongside a crop of the night's moon for comparison of angular size.
Transit of Ganymede and the Great Red Spot.
Saturn looking like Saturn.
Playing with long exposures, a green LED flashlight, and a Windmill.
Milkyway with the barrel of a 80mm refractor smudging the bottom of this 5 minute exposure.
More Milkyway this time with a less obstructed view.
The Waning Gibbous Moon shortly after rising.
Celestron C8, 25mm eyepiece.
Questar 3.5" Maksutov Cassegrain with solar filter. Solar eclipse of 08.04.05.
Coronado Hydrogen Alpha Telescope, picture is poor but shows some solar prominence.
Messier Object 3 through
the eyepiece of a 16" telescope enhanced by the US export controlled I3 Piece.
Dr. Lawrence Krauss lecturing about the Physics of Star Trek.
About a 5 minute exposure of the Milky Way to the south. Jupiter is the brightest, which is right above Antares on the right.
On the left side you can easily see M6, M7, M8, M20, and M21 against the Mikly Way.
A slightly longer exposure centered on Scorpius, Jupiter is still the brightest.
Den Haag, Nederland
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