Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Moon Through the Clark ~ a 12" Refractor

So a favorite place of mine to be is out at the Witte Observatory Complex.  Last night (for the first time) I took a series of photos through this Clark 12" Refracting Telescope ~ prime focus:

And used Photostitch to make this composite photo of the Moon<3

There are worse hobbies to have ~ lol :-)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

A Bit of Sunrise in MS

First "stab" at creating a time-lapse video of a sunrise....  It's harder than I thought :-)
Fog is sooooo cool anyway ~

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Solar Eclipse October 23, 2014 (?)

Fighting viewing the Sun through clouds.... at least we got to see part of the eclipse today :-)

The clouds provided a natural filter....

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Solar Video

My first stab at photographing the Sun using my new 6" Refractor <3

Also ~ I used StarSense this morning for viewing M31, M42, Jupiter, etc and later this afternoon to track the Sun.  I think I'm REALLY going to like using StarSense to set up my scope!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Lunar Eclipse! :-)

Video shot through my 6" Celestron of the Lunar Eclipse October 8, 2014.... partial into totality :-)ed

Enjoyed the eclipse at the Witte Observatory Complex

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Gearing up tonight to photograph the lunar eclipse this coming week October 8.  Here's a video I took through my 6" refractor using Backyard EOS.  Pretty darn cool if I do say so myself ~ lol

A few snap shots...

The Pleiades

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I've lived in southeastern Iowa all of my life, now with my wonderful family ~ husband and 3 children. 

I've been teaching science now at the local community college for over 10 year now.  I teach both in the class room and online settings.  I have a passion for ALL PHYSICAL SCIENCE! 

Sometimes I both drift off to sleep and wake up thinking of science.  Science ROCKS ~ but even more so the Creator whose imagination thought up this wonderful universe we call home ROCKS EVEN MORE!  lol