Nov 23

Jupiter Neglect

Kids, I just realized I’ve been somewhat neglecting the planet that sent me (us) down this rabbit hole of amateur astronomy…Jupiter.  I feel a tad bit guilty for not paying him the proper homage worthy of such a massive planet.  How massive, you ask?  What a great question, kids (I knew I was doing a […]

Oct 21

Mars, the Red Planet

In preparation of its upcoming opposition, I have begun imaging Mars.  Mars’ opposition will occur on December 8, 2022, but it will be closest to Earth on December 1, 2022.  During opposition, Mars will be found in the constellation Taurus.

Oct 19

A Breakthrough in Processing

Guys, I’m pleased to announce a breakthrough in our processing!  To show the importance of post-processing in astrophotography, inputting the same video, I can now go from this…. to this…. Ahhh…..the Cassini Division!

Oct 9

Jupiter with Moons

Amateurly processed image of Jupiter with two of its Galilean moons, Callisto and Io. Also, the famed ‘Great Red Spot’ is faintly visible in the upper right quadrant of the planet. (10-07-2022)

Oct 8

Saturn

Amateurly processed image of Saturn. More specifically, this is a snippet taken from a video I took by holding my iPhone up to the telescope eyepiece. Equipment: 6″ Orion SkyQuest Dobsonian reflector with handheld iPhone 11 Pro Max. (10-07-2022)

Oct 7

First Telescopic View of Jupiter

This is the spark that ignited my passion for astronomy. I had already developed a keen interest in all things “Space” thanks to my daughter, who will be the first human to set foot on Mars (my son’s going to be a Blue Angel, but I don’t think he realizes yet that Navy fighter pilots […]