Comet Stuff!

Recently I have been conbritubting many hours of photography to the global effort of documenting and characterizing the comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring). This comet will be passing very close to Mars in October. Observations of this comet are useful to agencies such as NASA who have hardware orbiting Mars.…

NGC 1532 (spiral galaxy)

[caption id="attachment_1676" align="alignnone" width="1310"] NGC 1532 (galaxy in the constellation of Fornax). 22 x 300s clear + 30 x 180s blue + 30 x 180s green + 30 x 180s red. ST8-XME, 12" SCT @ ~2200mm (0.84"/pixel).[/caption] See this and more galaxies in my galaxy gallery. This is probably one…

Sunspots – August 9, 2014

[caption id="attachment_1658" align="alignnone" width="1144"] Sunspots - August 9, 2014[/caption] There are some nice sunspots with extra surface detail surrounding, today. This photograph was taken using my Megrez 90 APO telescope, Canon 6D, Tamron 2x teleconverter, Kenko extension tubes (between 2x and 6D body). It's a stack of 470 frames recorded…

Pemberton Farmland

[caption id="attachment_1645" align="alignnone" width="1242"] Pemberton Farmland - South-west Western Australia. For more about my journeys to Pemberton over the last 14 years see the Karri Forest gallery.[/caption]