An Overdue Post

It has been nearly three years since my last post.  During this time Zephyr Ridge Observatory has remained in operation, and I have continued my efforts in visual observing.  I will write more about this in a future post.  The purpose of this post is to call attention to a new Images page for this blog (see link at the top, or just click here.)

Early this year I acquired a new Mallincam Universe color CCD camera and I have been trying to make use of it.  I had some initial problems which turned out to be computer-related, but now I think the system is working.  So, I have entered the difficult realm of astrophotography, and am doing so with a telescope that is designed for visual astronomy.  My Obsession telescope does have a drive system, but an altazimuth mounted dobsonian limits me to very short exposures due to field rotation and lack of a system for guiding.  On the plus side, I enjoy excellent optics and a 20″ diameter mirror.

I have uploaded two images, and am currently processing some others.  I will continue to add to the gallery as time goes on.


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I am the owner of Zephyr Ridge Observatory and the writer of this blog. For more information, please click the About link at the top of this page.
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