Category Archives: Astronomy

Lunar Eclipse 2014

Persistence and coffee helped to produce the two images below of the Lunar Eclipse last night. I was fighting high wispy clouds all night. The 1st magnitude star Spica was conveniently parked next to the moon and made for a … Continue reading

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April Planets with some nice Glass

Spent some time with the big gas planets and Mars. Mars is closest to Earth since 2007 and is still pretty hard to see. Jupiter turned out nice. Saturn was a bit out of focus, seeing was not too good. … Continue reading

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Comet ISON

Comet ISON is getting closer. Here is an image I grabbed in the early morning hours before sunrise. This image was taken October 18th at the KESA Observatory in Colfax CA. I am in the process of imaging ISON again … Continue reading

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Harvest Moon 2013

It’s time for Summer to end and Fall to begin. Around this time each year is the very bright Harvest Moon. This is a HDR captured image using a DSLR attached to 130mm APO with tracking capability. Tweet

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Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseid Meteor Shower was a dud for me. I setup a camera on an intervalometer to take a 30 second exposure every 30 seconds for 5 hours but only recorded two meteors. This was the night before the “peak” … Continue reading

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Large Dark Filament on the Sun

The image of the sun below was taken with a Hydrogen Alpha telescope. The image shows a large dark area in the lower left region. This is known as a “dark filament” and is more than 300,000 kilometers in length. … Continue reading

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Annular Supermoon

Once a year we are treated to a moon that appears much larger than normal (especially at the horizon). This occurs when the moon is at perigee and is full. June 23, 2013 is this year’s event. Click on the … Continue reading

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Active Region 1520

I decided to take a look at AR1520 to see the source of the recent X Class Flare. Quite the view I must say, although I still have not seen any Aurora activity here in California. Tweet

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