|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 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 March 3, 2019 at 2:00 PM|
|Posted by dbock1 on December 24, 2018 at 11:50 AM|
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|
|Posted by dbock1 on November 1, 2018 at 9:20 PM|
|Posted by dbock1 on September 10, 2018 at 10:55 PM|
|Posted by dbock1 on August 22, 2018 at 9:05 PM|
|Posted by dbock1 on August 5, 2018 at 8:20 AM|
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.
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