Half way through June, and so far the weather has been somewhat cooperative for me. Last Saturday, June 13th, I was able to finally take my setup with me to a local Star Party in Frisco, TX. I was so excited that I packed EVERYTHING! All my cameras, filters, telescopes, guiders, my mount... Hell I even packed my wife. She wasn't exactly amused, but since she was able to do some shopping instead of sitting around as skeeter bait she went along anyway.
Hey folks! Sorry it's been so quiet this year on the blog, but as several million people know by know, it was a very cloudy and wet year in Texas so far. In 2015 El Niño showed up in the Pacific ocean, and for about 3 straight months, the tropical moisture swamped Texas, my home state, and clouded out the days and nights for weeks on end.
Ever since I got into doing astrophotography, I've been imaging with a DSLR. My very first attempts were with a Nikon D7000, and then I quickly switched to a Canon T3i. I was comfortable with it, largely because of Backyard EOS. Now, as I have grown in my skills, I'm ready for a new camera with specialized features. I'm ready for the ZWO ASI174MM Monochrome Planetary Imaging Camera. I'm ready to kick some ass!
I have made several blog updates for February in the hopes that it makes the overall experience a better one for everyone who becomes a member of our growing community. I know that the blog has quieted down over the last few weeks, and I apologize for that. I've actually been quite busy with it lately, however, almost all of the changes have been the kinds of updates you aren't supposed to see.
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.