Saturday, July 29, 2017

Moon Occultation and Messier Objects Again

We went to the Observatory Friday night.  I cleaned my camera sensor for the first time since I bought it....  It REALLY needed it!

I used a heater around my refractor for the first time ~ it worked very slick =)  I stayed out photographying until about 1 AM.  There was a heavy dew on my gear cases but my lens was dry.

While photographing the Moon for some Earthshine, I accidently filmed an occultation?



Can't get too much of M31














The "Teapot" was in a GREAT spot for photographing...

The Lagoon Nebula, M8, at various exposures








The Trifid, M20





Love those globulars!  M22




Whirlpool Galaxy, M101







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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