Andromeda at 85mm

Well, I went out a couple of nights back and tried for Andromeda again.I thought that if zooming in to 200mm with a slow lens (f/5.6) was not getting it done, especially with 1 second captures, perhaps not being so aggressive with the zoom might work to my favor.I… Read the rest

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Moon, Saturn, and Jupiter to be visible in conjunction in August: Time, date, and how to watch it

After August 28, the next day the moon will move slightly in its monthly journey around the earth.

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The Sky said “I’m gonna do something cool!… Read the rest

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Testing the “new” Camera and a new Location

Tried out a new location last night. This was at a boat launch/park on the east side of one of the local lakes. While I was packing up, a late night fisherman suggested a couple of super dark locations around the state.… Read the rest

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How to Setup Raspberry Pi NFS Server

Setup your own network attached storage.

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Everything old is new again! But smaller.

Getting Kodi/DLNA to work with the Roku was a non-starter, and, amazingly, the following morning Jenny asked me how to get podcasts on the Roku.… Read the rest

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How to Connect to SMB Shares from iPhone & iPad with Files App

Have you ever wished you could connect to an SMB share from an iPhone or iPad? If you work with file servers, be it for work or pleasure, you’ll be excited to learn that connecting to SMB sha…

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I can access the SMB/CIFS/SAMBA shares on the iPhone via Files, but they all marked as read-only.… Read the rest

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Jupiter and his Court

So, I was kind of interested in why Jupiter was showing up as a dash in the photos from a couple of nights ago. Last night I brought out my 55-200mm telephoto lens. Focusing was a snap. And it proved its worth when pointed at the King of the Planets.… Read the rest

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Shooting the Milky Way

I hadn’t tried to shoot the Milky Way yet, so after Calin went to bed last night, I snuck down to the park to avail of some reasonably dark (no street lights right in my southern view) and open skies. I was down there about an hour and a half, snapping away like a nut.… Read the rest

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Comet NEOWISE

This thing was in the sky for about a month before things lines up enough for me to get a glimpse of it. Never could see it with my naked eye.

Most folks say binoculars are the sweet spot. Guess what I do not have.… Read the rest

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Shut the front door!

The ladder injury really slowed me down, as has the weather. In the last few days we’ve had more rain than in the last month! But now that my hand is healed, I am back to dodging raindrops.

Doors, it turns out, are a massive pain in the arse to build, even when you use the material cut out from making the doorway!… Read the rest

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Solar

We just signed up. This will be interesting. I like being deep into mid-life and signing long-term notes.… Read the rest

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