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Bob Ross Painting Class

We were at Bob Ross Painting Class at New Smyrna Beach.

Europe 2017 Trip – Intro

..and it is the favorite time of year for us: vacation! Mrs. Duman lived in London close to a year in past, and she always wanted Mr. Duman to see the city as well. So her wish came true this year. We planned the whole trip around a budget, here is how:Read More …

Messier 82 – Cigar Galaxy

Messier 82 (also known as NGC 3034, Cigar Galaxy or M82) is a starburst galaxy about 12 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. A member of the M81 Group, it is about five times more luminous than the whole Milky Way and has a center one hundred timesRead More …

Horse Head Nebula

DETAILS: 17 x 150 seconds @ 800 ISO 43 minutes total exposure Image Capturing – Celestron C5 Telescope – Orion Sirius EQ-G Mount – Canon D100 DSLR Camera – BackYard EOS v3.1 Guiding: – ShortTube 80mm f/5.0 refractor telescope – Orion StarShoot AutoGuider – PHD Guiding 2 Stacking & ProcessingRead More …

Crescent Venus

Goddes of the beauty, Venus From our highly light polluted back yard. Feb 24th 2017 Telescope: Explore Scientific AR127 127mm f/6.5 Achromatic Refractor Telescope Camera: Full Spectrum modified Canon SL1 3x Barlow tube ISO: 1600, 1/160 second Single shot, no stacking.

Early Christmas Gift – Explore Scientific AR152

We were looking for a better telescope to upgrade our 5″ Celestron f/10; something sharper and faster. We decided to go with Explore Scientific AR152 152mm f/6.5 Achromatic Refractor. If clouds allow we will take it for a test ride. Stay tuned.

Snow Moon and Penumbral Lunar Eclipse.

Feb 10, 2017 Full (Snow) Moon & Penumbral Eclipse Click here for full version Technical Details

Wide View for Testing a Telescope

We were having trouble with our Celestron CS5 f/10 telescope, it is not fast and collecting a decent amount of data takes hours. We have an Orion 80mm f/5.0 Refractor that came with the guiding kit. We decided to give it a try as imaging telescope. We started with 30Read More …

Messier 5 – Globular Cluster

Messier 5 or M5 (also designated NGC 5904) is a globular cluster in the constellation Serpens. It was discovered by Gottfried Kirch in 1702. Spanning 165 light-years in diameter, M5 is one of the largest known globular clusters. At 13 billion years old, M5 is also one of the eldest globularRead More …

Wide View of the Milkyway Galaxy

What would an astrophotographer do, if he forgets the camera adapter for the telescope? Connects camera with a lens to the mount and takes wide view shots of the milky way… Full list of the dso objects:

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