My Astronomy roots are long and strong, I remember my 1st time looking thru a telescope, it was when I was 7 years old,
and I seen
Nowadays with so many other hobbies, and a busy workload, I never seem to have the time for the night sky, but computers and technology helped elevate that and over the last couple of years ago, I have rekindled this passion into almost a obsession!
With the advent of lower cost CCD cameras and computer enable telescopes
all from my warm office while working on my other passions of computers and music...
(I am also a musician)
The task of building a robotic observatory on my deck has provided me with
valuable know-how to eventually &
I battle the Local Light Pollution and continue to build my skills in processing
and image acquisition,
My success has been is imaging Hydrogen Emission Nebula
Below is a example of my progress on these types of targets....
This is a comparison of my last 3 yrs using modestly priced
cameras, scopes and mounts
The Rosetta Nebula
Sac8II BW Camera and Celeston 80MM Achro Atop Celeston GPS8
The Rosette Nebula
SAC10 1shot Color 3.3mp
CCD and William Optics 80MM FD Celeston CGE
The Rosette Nebula
Modified Canon 350d and same William Optics 80mm OTA
As you can see even with the Local Light Pollution and problems,
I have been able to successfully battle these problems for these targets...
What I have learned in all of this so far is Patience...sticking on a target for long periods of time,
but...this will work only so well , my tools to battle light pollution also blocks the light from galaxies,
and that reduces the possible number of targets that I can image
This will be my next battle since we are now approaching the season of Galaxies (spring)
and I will attempt to learn a new method of acquiring these incredible difficult targets from city skies
please return often to see where this goal has lead me ...
Clear Skies and Moonless (dark) nights!
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Member ATMoB (The Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston)
Member NHAS (New Hampshire Astronomical Society)
Previous Member Buffalo NY Astronomical