Observing with Street Lights

Observing with Street Lights
Dark sky sites not always necessary to see the Milky Way (This image was taken ouside of a B&B in Julian, CA)

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Oops, here are the fuzzy photos of Jupiter and Mars, travelling to AAS meeting in San Diego and the SAS meeting in Ontario

Oops, I messed up and didn't have the Astro photos of Jupiter and Mars attached correctly.  I'm still getting used to gmail and have now discovered that photos, once attached, will sort of fall off if you leave your IPad unattended till it falls asleep.  Then When you come back and finish off the typing, sometimes the photos are gone.  So here are the fuzzy
pictures taken with 600mm telephoto.



Anyway, I've reattached the two photos.  I'm not happy with the views, but that is what you get when you use just a 600 mm telephoto lens.  Maybe one or two of the other amateurs have managed to get some larger resolution shots.  Especially those who set up tracking mounts.

Anyway, take a look and I'm out of the observatory next week and won't have any photo observing opportunities to report.  I'll see some of you at the 228th meeting of the American Astronomical Society, next week in San Diego.  This will be a great opportunity to hear and see some of the latest findings from the real experts.  Then, later in the week and the weekend, I'll see a few more of you at the Society of Astronomical Sciences annual meeting in Ontario, CA.  That should be a great meeting where we can see what science projects are being conducted by other amateurs.

Until next time,


 

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