|Posted by dbock1 on October 29, 2019 at 9:40 AM||comments (0)|
On October 25, 2019 I imaged asteroid 162082 1998 HL1 for about two hours.
This was through high cirrus clouds. I've made a video of the event.
Segment 1 is the Asteroid 162082 1998 HL1, segment 2 is the sky I was shooting through.
Segment one: 10" f/8 RC, ZWO asi071mc PRO camera cooled to -5C, 30 second frames at gain 500.
Segment two: Canon T3i w/10mm lens at f/5.6, 30 second frames at ISO 1600.
|Posted by dbock1 on September 13, 2019 at 1:20 PM||comments (0)|
Astronomy at the Beach this year, is September 13, and 14, 2019 at the Island Lake State Park Kent lake beach.
For more info.
|Posted by dbock1 on July 26, 2019 at 5:05 PM||comments (0)|
I've been imaging over the past few months, some galaxies, abell clusters and the summer Milky Way nebula.
Check out the images here at my FLICKR site.
|Posted by dbock1 on March 3, 2019 at 2:00 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by dbock1 on December 24, 2018 at 11:50 AM||comments (0)|
We have a lunar eclipse coming up on January 20, 2018 that will be visible in North and South America.
It will start the evening of the 20th and run overnight into the morning of the 21st.
From Detroit, Michigan the Partial eclipse starts at about 10:33pm, with totality begining about 11:41pm on the 20th. Mid eclipse is at 12:12 am on the 21st, and totality ends at 12:43am. The partials finish up at 1:50am on the 21st.
So this will be well positioned overhead for us in Michigan. All we need is clear weather.
You can practice taking pictures of the moon over the next 4 weeks to get some practice in. Exposures, etc. for the various phases are a good indicator for the partial phases of an eclipse. With digital cameras, the feedback is immediate, but it is always good to practice ahead of time, to make sure you have all your equipment you need, and it is in running order.
|Posted by dbock1 on December 13, 2018 at 8:25 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by dbock1 on November 1, 2018 at 9:20 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by dbock1 on September 10, 2018 at 10:55 PM||comments (0)|
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|Posted by dbock1 on August 5, 2018 at 8:20 AM||comments (0)|
So we took them down.
The plan is to have a new one built in a couple of weeks on the old platform, then put the imaging system back into the observatory. The new building will have a powered roof, and hopefully will out last me.
Here is a video of segments of the tear down.