- 2 days ago
#NOAA19 #HRPT from the 15:55 UTC pass with a max elv of 37°.
Handtarcked this time out of my garden using my linear feed.
Signal was great as long as it cleared the Obstructions (sccreenshot is trough trees)
I will Build a new Helix for comparision in the next week or so. https://t.co/ZCO3e1FkOt2 days ago
For the last 2 days I've been controlling the @MarsRovers Oppy connections. Rest assured project is trying their hardest to get #OppyPhoneHome. We get 4 windows after commanding to listen for a beep, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter downlink does make it difficult on occasion. https://t.co/CF8HICiVob3 days ago
Some improvements coming soon to XRIT decoder. Mesoscale false color images have been fixed to work when component image sizes do not match. Memory foot print improved. New LUT for false color. And 2 MSPS support for RSPduo. Today's FD and mesoscale centered on Austin Texas. https://t.co/99AGHWVCWU
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Category Archives: Astronomy
I have posted a few images here.
It’s getting hot and atmospheric conditions are not the best for astrophotography, however stacking 5000 images does help a bit with the variable focus.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.