Sunday, July 19, 2015

Planets! =)

Again out a the Witte Observatory helping out with a group of Boy Scouts.... I set up my tripod and took pictures as the crescent Moon set with Venus and Jupiter close behind.  Here are just a couple of the photos.  The partially cloudy sky was beautiful!

Then I stitched them together and made this little video....

After the scouts had gone I worked with John Toney and Dave Philabaum to use our 12" refractor and eye-piece projection (25mm ep) to get some images of Saturn

Still not real impressed.....

Here are a couple of videos shot using the same method

A work in progress?  Or simply bumping up against limitations of the technique?  Hmmm..... ;)

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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