Over the past weekend I was able to finally image Comet Lovejoy. Please take a moment to enjoy a stacked, but unprocessed image of the comet. If you turn out the lights, squint really hard, and tilt your head back, you can see the tail flowing to the right of the nucleus and coma. Click the link to read about my the night I spent photographing the comet.
What is Astronomy to me? It's dedication. I have dedicated my life to learning how the universe works. There are so many grand concepts that describe our universe, however grand they may be. I find a way to make it less intimidating to people who shied away from questioning why the Universe is the way it is. I want people to have that eureka moment.
It’s with bittersweet feelings that I must temporarily cease my blog activities. The blog has been more successful than I thought it could be in such a short period of time. I’ve come to the realization,
My second solution to help my polar alignment was to take a blank CD, cut it to size, and sandwich it between my tripod and equatorial mount. This had the advantage of being immune to dirt, humidity (a constant problem in Texas) and offered a low