A year long solargraph

Here’s a year long solargraph made with a pinhole camera.
I left a camera out in the “wild” and luckily, no one or nothing bothered it for a year! I was a bit surprised to find the camera intact when I went to retrieve it.
The final result kind of reminds me of a Rotko painting….
 

 

GNTO year 12_13 south view

Deep in the heart of Texas

The Milky Way as seen from Fort Davis, Texas during the Texas Star Party

 

deep in the heart of Texas

Nikon F2 with Nikkor 50mm 1.4 lens @ f/4

Expired Kodak Gold 200 film…yes, you remember film!

Losmandy G-8 for tracking

17 minutes

this is a scan from a print so it’s not as good as it gets…I’ll scan the negative later and repost.

Fort McKavett Spring Trip

It’s always a treat to go stargazing at Fort McKavett.

The latest Spring Trip was no exception!

Click on the image for a larger view.

The sliver moon was delightful as is sat over the row of Live Oaks lining the parade ground at the Fort.  twilight

Attack of the Spammers…

I’ve turned off comments for a while since I’ve been taking big hits from spammers ever since WordPress changed some of the settings on this blog.

They updated it a couple of weeks ago and I’m trying to get it back like it was before they “improved” it.

Bear with me just a little bit longer so I can sort it out.  In the mean time I hope you’re enjoying some views of Comet Pan-STARRS.  It’s getting dimmer, so I don’t think we have too much time left to view it.

I’ll return in a day or two with some new pix!