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Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) - July 23, 2020

Posted by dbock1 on August 1, 2020 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

While at the Boon Hill Observatory I setup to take images of Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)

Data taken on 7/23, 2020

Location: Boon Hill Observatory

Processed 7/26, 2020. First stack of 9 x 90 second frames (cropped)

Stacked on the core only so there are trailing stars.

No darks, so there is a lot of noise.

Canon T3i, 75mm @ f/4.5, ISO 1600, 90 second subs

Ioptron SkyTracker

https://www.flickr.com/photos/141833769@N05/50156616726/in/datetaken/

Comet C/2020 F8 (SWAN) May 2020

Posted by dbock1 on May 12, 2020 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Comet C/2020 F8 (SWAN) is coming north right now in May 2020. Here is a video of it's path from May 12 - 30, 2020 in the morning sky.

It will also be visible in the Evening sky after the 25th of May as it moves north. This is f rom Michigan skies, i.e. 42+ degrees north latitude.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tocb9HiUonM

Comet C2017 T2 December 21 2019

Posted by dbock1 on December 30, 2019 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)
A time lapse of Comet C2017 T2 on December 21 2019

Galaxy's of the past two years

Posted by dbock1 on December 18, 2019 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

I've made a collage of some of the galaxies I've imaged this past year or two.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/141833769@N05/49215190128/in/dateposted/



Asteroid 162082 1998 HL1 on October 25 2019

Posted by dbock1 on October 29, 2019 at 9:40 AM Comments 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfMwnPdfUPg

Doug Bock

2019 Astronomy at the Beach

Posted by dbock1 on September 13, 2019 at 1:20 PM Comments 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.

https://www.glaac.org/astronomy-at-the-beach/

Latest imaging work at NCO

Posted by dbock1 on July 26, 2019 at 5:05 PM Comments 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.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/141833769@N05/

Comet C/2018 Y1 Iwamoto

Posted by dbock1 on March 3, 2019 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)
I managed to capture images of Comet C/2018 Y1 Iwamoto on February 18, February 22, and March 3, 2019. Those were the last clear nights we've had. You can review a few comet images at the flickr account. https://www.flickr.com/photos/141833769@N05/albums/72157705534756011

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