The days are fast approaching where the Milky Way won’t be in optimum view. Last night I went on a quest to capture the Milky Way but the skies were not completely clear. There were high clouds obscuring the view. … Continue reading A Lighthouse
Yes, today is the North American eclipse. I’ve been waiting for this day for decades. I used to belong to a Boston based astronomy club and my fellow members often chased the eclipse all over the world. I didn’t have … Continue reading Solar Anticipation
Excellent article from Sky and Telescope. Aligning a tripod on the celestial pole, using a smartphone astronomy app. Works great! Here’s a quick and easy technique that lets you align your tracking telescope mount on the celestial pole in daylight — handy for August’s solar eclipse. Source: Daylight Polar Alignment Made Easy – Sky & Telescope Continue reading Daylight Polar Alignment Made Easy – Sky & Telescope
I admit it. Rather – I scream it – I freaking ADORE tall ships. They are majestic, graceful, beautiful and a reminder of days gone by when the masted ships were the vehicles on the seas. This summer, Boston has … Continue reading Tall Ship Amerigo Vespucci
In the hunt to learn how to best photograph the upcoming solar eclipse and 1) not harm my eyes, 2) not harm my DSLR, I came across this article from Nikon. I am now hunting on a DIY solar filter. … Continue reading Solar Eclipse – How to Photograph
Excellent article on DIY sensor cleaning. If you are a Nikon shooter like me and are interested in cleaning your own sensor, this is for you. Why pay someone to do something you can do yourself? http://www.dslrbodies.com/cameras/camera-articles/sensors/cleaning-your-sensor.html Continue reading Camera sensor cleaning
No, it’s not the romantic vampire book. It’s the magical time before sunrise and after sunset that night photographers like me live for. At sunset, it’s the short span of time after the magical golden hour where light quickly changes and … Continue reading What exactly is Twilight?