Category Archives: Photography

“There is nothing worse than a brilliant image of a fuzzy concept.” –Ansel Adams

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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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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Build a Raspberry Pi Webcam Server in Minutes

I have this up and running with the official Pi NoIR v2.1 camera module. I purchased it from these guys, as Bezos has enough money already. This camera will soon be moved to the basement Pi to try and revive the OpenCV oil tank monitor project.… Read the rest

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Raspy Pi Cam and VLC Streaming 

A basic setup and run blog post on the process.Read the rest

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First go at Astrophotography with an iPhone

Mars is in opposition TONIGHT. And it is the closest it has been in 15 years, when it was the closest it had been in 63,000 years!
Of course, I have clouds. Some crazy storm system has been marching across our sky for about a week now and is currently dumping flood-inducing rain on a parched Ireland.… Read the rest

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Home Movies

I recently installed a larger capacity hard drive in my computer at home. I went from two 250GB drives to a 1.5TB drive. I also freed up a 1TB external USB drive that I was using for Downloads and general backups.… Read the rest

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