Last year, I had some really bad luck with astrophotography.
I replaced my old laptop (Dell, Windows XP) and installed a new suite of tools to replace the somewhat ancient and unsupported camera software. At one point during my first “shakeout” evening (October 2014), the new software started spinning my telescope around the declination axis. It made […]
The weather forecast for our favorite spot, Amboy Crater, called for decent conditions but high winds. (Why do we care about the wind? Here are four reasons I can think of: simple comfort, blowing charts and equipment, maintaining a target in a telescope, and blowing dust.)
The best forecast in the area was at our old favorite […]
See Jane’s observing report from the same evening — some great binocular observing with Kemble’s Cascade.
The 20D mounted piggyback on the Traveler and Mach One GTO mount, hoping to catch comet PANSTARRS on its first opportunity.
Several months ago, David Green of the Santa Clarita Valley Photographers Association invited me to give a talk on astrophotography […]