NCO and BoonHill Blog
|Posted by dbock1 on March 20, 2022 at 12:00 AM|
The Sun's activity has been increasing for some time, so I've setup my Celestron 6" f/10 SCT with a white light solar filter.
Here is a couple of images from two days. February 8th and 9th. 2022
|Posted by dbock1 on November 8, 2021 at 9:35 AM|
The night of November 6th, I setup a run to acquire data of 6 different comets throughout the night. This required staggering the run so that the objects were up far enough to move to the next one during the night.
The comet list was as follows but not necessarily in this order
|Posted by dbock1 on November 3, 2021 at 1:05 PM|
We headed to the Okie-Tex star party which was held October 1-9, 2021
It is located near the village of Kenton, Oklahoma.
Here is the album of astrophotos taken during that week.
|Posted by dbock1 on June 18, 2021 at 5:20 PM|
I've been using a 300mm f/4 prime lens that I'm borrowing for a bit, with my ZWO asi071mc pro camera.
Some interesting results
The Trifid and Lagoon Nebulas. 2 hours of data taken on June 15-16, 2021 at the Northern Cross Observatory
|Posted by dbock1 on November 19, 2020 at 2:30 PM|
November 8, 2020
Comet C/2020 M3 (ATLAS) near closest approach to Earth.
45 x 30 second frames, stacked on the core of the comet.
In addition, a short video.
|Posted by dbock1 on August 1, 2020 at 12:05 AM|
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
|Posted by dbock1 on May 12, 2020 at 12:30 AM|
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.
|Posted by dbock1 on April 9, 2020 at 2:35 PM|
|Posted by dbock1 on January 2, 2020 at 3:00 PM|
|Posted by dbock1 on December 30, 2019 at 2:30 PM|