Lunar Sharpness Test #2

So with the Moon being the only thing I can image these days (these shot was during the late afternoon) as it seems to be cloudy every night… I decided to try a second sharpness lunar test. So, here is the scenario. Both Images were taken at the same time (give or take 5 minutes […]

Moon Sharpness Test #1

So I own a few telephoto lenses and I decided to do a quick test (its been cloudy and finally a clear night and the Full moon is all I have to image). I devised this quick test as I wanted to see which lens could produce the most detailed photo (a combination of sharpness, […]

Rosette Nebula – First Light

Despite several nights of “clear skies” the North Shore Observatory has been inundated with very bad seeing, maybe low level clouds or everyone is having fires in their chimneys. Eitherway here is a quick image of the Rosette Nebula which is shaping up to be my next main target. I did manage to get some […]

Orion Constellation DSOs and Starlink Satellites

Orion is finally rising up to a point where I can start to image, however not an ideal position (as I’m shooting around a radio tower placement) and when I was looking at the images in Pixinsight Blink (helps me determine if a photo got haze or to much motion) I saw several streaks across […]

Before the Moon Rises

Its third quarter moon so there is some astronomical twilight that ended up with clear skies so I decided to open the North Shore Observatory for a few hours and gather some star light; its been a while as I’ve been travelling and weather has not been cooperative recent. First target is my next project […]

Starfest 2019

North York Astronomical Association holds an annual “Starfest” each August for Astronomers to enjoy an extended weekend of dark skies and networking with other enthusiasts. This was my first year attending after getting an invite from a member of Ottawa Astronomy Community. I set-up (the “small” scope on the right of the photo beside Eric […]