Month: June 2008

Moon 25 Jun

I got up a bit early this morning to go out to the Astro Hut.
This is 3 subs @ 15 sec
Scope Starblast 4.5 imaging
Camera Orion StarShoot II
Mount CG5GT unguided
Stacked with MaxIm DL Essentials Edition (it comes with the SS II)
processed with PhoteShop 6

The Moon is waning gibbous

M14 Ophiuchus

ast night was so clear I decided to go and play in the Astro Hut (backyard observatory)
I managed to get a nice shot of M14

This is 14 subs @ 15 sec
Scope Starblast 4.5 imaging
Camera Meade DSIC CCD
Mount CG5GT

Here is a PDF Star Chart for M14

Astro Nut Links

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Book The Night Sky

The Night Sky
I picked this book up at a garage sale last week and
this book blows it’s competitors out of the water.
Bar none the most comprehensive and through book on it’s topic.
It give a gives definition on most of the subjects in our hobby…


We had a bad storm come through yesterday.
I did not think I would get any scope time….
But I looked out around 10:30 and we had clear sky’s.
So out the the BackYard Observatory I went.

M13 is one of my favorite objects to observe.
From a dark site and a clear night you can naked eye see it
and its a wonderful binocular target!