NCO and BoonHill Blog
|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.Read Full Post »
|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
Ioptron SkyTrackerRead Full Post »
|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|
|Posted by dbock1 on December 18, 2019 at 11:30 AM|
I've made a collage of some of the galaxies I've imaged this past year or two.
|Posted by dbock1 on October 29, 2019 at 9:40 AM|
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|
Astronomy at the Beach this year, is September 13, and 14, 2019 at the Island Lake State Park Kent lake beach.
For more info.