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Archive for February 7th, 2010

Excellent Backyard Astrophotography

by on Feb.07, 2010, under Photography

I spent the early part of this afternoon trying to get Nikki’s minivan out of an area of mud that it had got stuck in last night while at a school event for Cameron. The event was a star party organised by one of our neighbours, Mike Reid. Oddly enough, I wasn’t there since Cameron was sick but, after releasing the car, Mike kindly showed me his observatory and some of the images he’s captured using it. I was blown away that you could capture that kind of image with such a relatively small telescope. He’s even managed to capture exoplanet transits using the same gear!

I’ve long been impressed by astrophotography but today’s visit was a real eye-opener and I encourage you to take a look at the amazing images that Mike has captured.

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