Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Bahtinov Mask

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Jupiter, Moon and Venus Conjunction

This is a quick snap of Jupiter (top) Venus and the Moon taken from the terrace taken on 30-Nov 2008. Unfortunately it was cloudy the next day when they were even closer, and in a smiley face Conjunction

Nikon D50, 38mm, Exposure 1.6s, ISO 800

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Mont Blanc

Here is a view of Mont Blanc taken from our terrace with the 8SE telescope. At 4,800m it' one of the highest mountain in Europe, and the peak it right on the French / Italian border. 

Camera : Nikon D50 
Exposure : 1/1000
Scope : 8SE
Distance to target: 80 km

Here is the same view in Google Earth. The line goes from Lausanne in Switzerland, across Lake Geneva and the French border (yellow line) all the way to Mont Blanc.

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

First astro photos

Here are my first astro photos - taken with a Sony Cybershot hand held up to the eyepiece of the 8SE.

Exposure: 1/40 sec
Scope : Celestron Nexstar 8SE
Camera : Sony Cybershot DSC-P71

Exposure : 1/30 sec
Scope : Celestron Nexstar 8SE
Camera : Sony Cybershot

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Celestron Nexstar 8SE

My first scope - the Celestron Nexstar 8SE. Here it is set up ready for use on the terrace with the French alps in the background.

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