Monday, May 24, 2010

Time-lapse video of Texas Star Party 2010

I shot this time-lapse video of my imaging platform tracking several Milky Way objects:

Texas Star Party 2010 from Phillip Jones on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Texas Star Party 2010

Had a great time. My buddy Andy captured video of the Milky Way (and some clouds) crossing over the observing field.

TSP 2010 Time-Lapse from txcheng on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

M33 reprocessed

The above image is a reprocessed version of the image below. In a little over 2 years, image processing skills have changed. Hopefully for the better. This M33 image consists of 86 Lum, 60 Blue, 40 Green, 30 Red, and 30 H-alpha. Lots of data there, but in my first processing run 2 years ago, I didn't know how to extract the data from its hiding place.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Today's solar prominence

Captured this today via my little Coronado PST. Dramatic prominence display. Looked great in the eyepiece.

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.