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Posthumous Relaximus

Overall the experiments were a success and I am now more resolved than ever to obtain a telescope with at least 80x magnification power.  I learned about constellations and developed a fondness for Lyra, which houses Vega (27 light years away).  Lyra is also home to Epsilon, which is actually a double binary system, meaning there are 2 pairs of binary stars orbiting each other.  With a powerful enough telescope you can resolve all four stars.

Anyway…most of the nights were clear with an ever-growing moon.  Unfortunately that made it difficult to see much of the night sky, including the Milky Way…couple that with cold nights of wind, clouds and rain and you end up with less than optimal astrophotography conditions.

So here are some of the results of my photo experiements.  I ended up taking just over 5 rolls of 24 exposure film and a handful of digital shots.  All of the digital shots are 15-second exposures while the film shots range between 3 and 10 minutes.  This is also only the first batch, where I experiemented with various techniques.  What is shown here are some of the more successful attempts.  Later batches where I pointed the camera to the stars should be interesting…

(see http://www.nicholassagan.com/traditional/photography/astro/)

Milky Way

Milky Way

0 Responses to Posthumous Relaximus

  1. PA says:

    GREAT STUFF – FUN PROJECT – WE ENJOYED THE EXPERIMENTS VERY MUCH

    tHE SKY STUFF IS AMAZING AND i LIKED THE LANDSCAPES A LOT – WE WATCHED THE PERSIOD METEOR SHOWER WED NITE- WE SAW FOUR IN A 20 SECOND PERIOD -OVER 20 IN THE HOUR THAT WE WATCHED

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