Monday, March 29, 2010

Rho Ophichus photo Explored on Flickr today

On Front Page!

Woot!! Unbeknownst to me, another one of my images had been explored: NGC 253, but it was so low ranked that it didn't generate enough interest to make the front page.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Solar Imaging with Coronado PST

Using my Coronado PST with the Lumenera 2-1M camera on a Tak Teegul mount for capturing the sun. Am impressed more with the visual performance than I am the imaging performance. This will keep me content...for a while. =)

The above solar image was captured on March 28, 2010 with this setup.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Coronado PST double-stacked has arrived

Found this double-stacked Coronado PST on eBay offered as a new item from Highpoint Scientific. It was out there at an unreal price, so I ordered it for solar imaging. First light today with a TeleVue 24mm Panoptic eyepiece blew me away. Without the additional etalon, it looked good. When I threaded the double-stack filter on, the visual contrast and the ability to tune for solar flares was quite wonderful. Very happy with the purchase just from a visual perspective. Of course, it is going to rain tomorrow, so I won't get to try imaging with it just yet.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Frisco StarFest

Weather will be clear tonight. If you live in the Dallas area, join us this evening for our public observing event called Frisco StarFest. The event is located at Frisco Commons Park on McKinney Avenue in Frisco, TX.