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Flaming Star Nebula

After a bit of a dry spell a couple of RASC members and I made it out to the St. Croix Observatory (SCO). SCO is the local Centre club observatory with dark skies and a great roll off facility. One … Continue reading

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M45

The evening was surprisingly clear for one with clouds in the forecast so I headed out to SCO, the observatory of the Halifax Centre of the RASC for some time under the stars. As I finished polar aligning several other … Continue reading

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M42 LMS Processed using Statistical Filtering for Noise Control

While working on a camera comparison for a RASC Journal column I stumbled across some strange things with Nikon cameras. It seems that filtering is applied to their raw images, producing some strangely clipped histograms in both bias and dark … Continue reading

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Lunar Eclipse September 2015

Mother Nature finally cooperated with an astronomical event and we had some clear skies that coincided with the September 27’th lunar eclipse. Living next to the ocean and less than an hour away from the world’s highest tides makes lunar … Continue reading

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M17 Omega Nebula

This summer I found a little time to get some imaging done. Form the backyard M17 skirts the treetops in the south. The day started off with a little work putting out our wharf and the usual lawn/field mowing required … Continue reading

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Welcome to Night and Day Astrophotography

I’ve been working on my web page for some time now my latest updates have added web galleries and of course this blog. As time goes on I’ll be posting details on some on going astrophotography projects. My setup consists … Continue reading

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