Milky Way Stop Motion Uncategorized

Milky Way Stop Motion

Graeme Devine of Santa Cruz, CA recently posted a gorgeous video made from several hours worth of exposures of the Milky Way.  He took the shots from his front porch.  His work really shows off what you can do with a DSLR hooked to a computer. Most D…
Celestron Hand Controller Problems Fixed! Celestron

Celestron Hand Controller Problems Fixed!

For several years, my Celestron telescope's NexStar hand controller has been getting fussier & fussier.  On my last dark sky trip (many hours from home), the hand controller stopped responding.  I messed with it in the field for about 5 hours tha…
STS-130 Launched! Space Shuttle

STS-130 Launched!

Despite being "no-go" for weather until nearly the last minute, Space Shuttle Endeavour launched this morning for STS-130.  Seconds after launch, they punched through a thin cloud deck - reminding me of the launch of STS-123 in March, 2008.  Main eng…
Canon 5D Mark II Firmware 1.2.4 Is Out Uncategorized

Canon 5D Mark II Firmware 1.2.4 Is Out

The DSLR that I use for astrophotography is the Canon EOS 5D Mark II.  It's an amazing daytime camera and it has great low light capabilities.  Canon recently released new firmware for the 5D Mk II, version 1.2.4.  Among other things, this update inc…
Building AstronomyNightly.com Site news

Building AstronomyNightly.com

Astronomy Nightly is on the way.  We've installed our backend software and are in the process of customizing the look & feel of the site.  A forum will be up soon too. Check back soon!…