Saturday, February 14, 2009

Comet Kushida emerging from the Hyades


Quite a faint comet, but good practice for Lunin in a week or two.
The left frame is 50mm f1.8 for 25s and the right is 300mm f4 80s (both single frames)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Near and far

Talk about depth of field. you have nearby stars, the Owl Nebula in the middle distance and galaxy M108 quite a few miles further away - and all (more or less) in focus!
Pleased to get this one because the SkyShedPod with a GEM can't see the whole sky. There are always areas out of view and I had to wait for this view.