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A Super Moon
Here are a couple images of the supermoon taken from GMARS: http://www.californ
May 8, 2012
Super Moon Video with satellite transit
May 6, 2012
Conjunction junction... again.
I took a quick drive into the mountains and snapped away: http://www.californ
2012-05.html Best, Danny ...
May 4, 2012
New nova in Sagittarius?
Any chance somebody imaged Sagittarius early this morning? I know it's unlikely given when it's rising but might as well ask: ...
Apr 26, 2012
OT: Group for Canon 60Da
To anyone interested, there's a new Yahoo! group for the forthcoming Canon 60Da. http://tech.
Canon-60Da/ Please, no need to reply to...
Apr 18, 2012
Giganta Prom April 16 2012!!
Thanks to Stephen Ramsden and Rikki from Lunt for ringing the alarm bells this am. Here are some very quick and very dirty shots of todays prom event on the...
Apr 17, 2012
April 15 solar
Hi Folks-- Some quick full disks today with the Lunt 100 and Luntanado. Lots of active proms around the solar disk. Seeing a bit soft after a recent front...
Apr 16, 2012
Rain and clouds... and thunder
I'm getting a little cabin fever with all the rain and clouds lately. Looks like Saturday night might provide an opportunity to get out. Next week though,...
Apr 15, 2012
April 5 sun at .8A and .5A
Hi Folks-- Here are today's full solar disks at .8A (Lunt 100) and .5A (Luntanado). http://tinyurl.
com/4xg8tmr Enjoy and thanks for looking! Jim Redlands,...
Apr 6, 2012
Delta IV Launch 3:30 pm Thursday 3/29
Weather permitting all systems are go at this time for another launch out of Vandenberg. They are again using SLC-6, the pad that was configured to support the...
Apr 4, 2012
Annular Solar Eclipse
Is anyone doing anything or going anywhere special for the annular eclipse on 5/20? - Danny...
Apr 4, 2012
Cone Error Orthogonality
I've been trying to get perfect lately, and need to address Cone Errot/Orthogonality in my mount. I've read several suggested techniques, and will get around...
Apr 1, 2012
Conjunction, conjunction. What's your function?
Another conjunction shot, this time with the Moon, Jupiter, Venus, and M45: http://www.californ
html Best, ...
Mar 28, 2012
OPT Looking for Volunteers
Just saw this and figured a good place to post. I am in no way affiliated but have purchased many an item from OPT and have always been more than pleased! ...
Mar 28, 2012
Had a pretty good night Wednesday out at GMARS....I managed to get all 110 Messiers, LRGB, (60, 30,30,30 or 90, 40, 40, 40. Binned 3x3 L and 4x4 RGB.). I have...
Mar 25, 2012
Another Epic All Nighter 3/20!
Oops! I did it again... Went from sundown to sunup Tuesday Night/ Wednesday Morning as the weather finally let up! It was cold and I anticipated dew but it ...
Mar 25, 2012
March 22 solar shots--
Just a couple of shots today witht he Lunt 100 and DMK 41 camera. --Enjoy http://tinyurl.
com/4xg8tmr Jim Jim Lafferty Redlands, Ca...
Mar 23, 2012
Jupiter & Venus Conjunction
I was able to capture Jupiter and Venus in the same telescopic field the other night... although once the image is resized for the Web, they just look like...
Mar 16, 2012
March 14 solar images with Lunt 100
Hi Folks-- Got a few shots off today before the next storm system hits this weekend--This is with the Lunt 100 and Luntanado with DMK 41 camera--enjoy ...
Mar 15, 2012
March 11 solar images--Ha and WL
Hi Folks-- Here are todays images with the Lunt 100 at .8A and the Explore Scientific ES127ED with the Lunt wedge. Seeing was fair. The camera was my DMK41. ...
Mar 12, 2012
Ejection Event in AR 11427
Hi folks--I happened to be imaging when AR 11427 blew off a little "steam"
. The avi is really fun to view but I have no clue when it comes to making or posting...
Mar 7, 2012
New sunspot group
Hi Folks-- A new sunspot group is coming 'round the eastern limb. Seeing was poor today but I managed one AVI with the DMK camera. The images are a stack of...
Mar 4, 2012
Free Public Lecture at Altadena Library - Sat., 3/24
From Robert & Laura Eklund... ... MOUNT WILSON OBSERVATORY www.mtwilson.
edu Free Public Lecture at Altadena Library Saturday March 24 Protecting Humanity'
Mar 3, 2012
Going mobile and solar panels
Hi all, I'm revamping my mobile setup a bit by putting together a system to charge my batteries with solar panels. I was wondering if anyone here can tell me...
Feb 28, 2012
Feb 22 solar images
Hi Folks, Had our first clear skies in a while yesterday so I brought out the Lunt 100 and Coronado 90 scopes for an assortment of images at .8A, .7A and .5A....
Feb 25, 2012
Ready for a star party?
Who is ready for a good, old fashioned star party? And by "old fashioned" I mean computerized go-to telescopes with high-tech optical coatings, megapixel...
Feb 13, 2012
First light for an ES 80mm Triplet APO--on the sun
Hi Folks-- Here's a few first light images with a new Explore Scientific 80mm Triplet APO and Lunt Solar Wedge. With the DMK 41 I am able to get about 99% of...
Feb 13, 2012
AP Mach1GTO and 900GTO mounts available
If anyone's in the market, AP announced that Mach1's will ship in March and they'll have some available for those who weren't previously on the waiting list....
Feb 11, 2012
Neat Spot off Rice Road
On my way home from GMARS I decided to take one of the many long ways home, and headed east on 62 toward 177 (Rice Road). I stopped at one of the spots I had...
Feb 4, 2012
Jan 26 solar images--a bit better seeing!
Folks-- finally a nice high pressure bubble overhead here in Southern Califonia with temps in the 80's F :) Here are a few shots with the Lunt 100, Coronado...
Jan 27, 2012
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