It’s that time again to start registering for CSP 19! For the International Year of Astronomy 2009, the Connecticut Star Party returns to our successful 2008 location at the June Norcross Webster Scout Reservation, under the dark skies of Ashford, Connecticut. A weekend full of guest speakers, vendors, [...]
Monthly Archive for July, 2009
It was a quick couple of days off from work, but I managed to squeeze in something I always wanted to do. I finally got to do some astronomy from Mt Washington, in New Hampshire. It was two years ago when I had chance to spend four days and three nights at the Mt. Washington Observatory as part of [...]
The Buttonwood Inn, of course. OK, time to back-track a little to fill in the rest of the story. Recently, I had a chance to burn up some time owed to me at work. It was a last minute thing, so I had to think fast to see what I could do, or where I [...]
When I go out to observe the sun I split my observing session into two parts. I first look for any surface features that are easily visible to recognize such as sunspots. The second, and my favorite objects to locate and observe are solar prominences. Both are possible by the way light is passed through [...]
I found a series of images of these Cirrus Clouds on one of my Compact flash cards that I totally forgot about. This is the best one of the bunch. It was late in the day last week, before a thunderstorm blew over our house. A beautiful example of what ice crystals, a little upper atmosphere wind, [...]
It was another great day for doing some solar videography. The Sunspot 1024 has certainly changed over the past 24 hours. I figured it would be interesting to put two videos together in the same frame to show the difference in the past day.
Posted in Uncategorized on Jul 6th, 2009
It’s been a long wait, but finally but Solar Cycle 24 has picked up activity enough to get a lot of Solar photographers out of the closet, blowing the dust off their cameras, and get imaging again. Sunspot 1024 has grown rapidly in the past several days and now is a prominent sunspot group in [...]
Over the course of one day of collecting, the 2009 Connecticut BioBlitz identified 1,715 species in greater Hartford. Based out of Goodwin College in East Hartford, scientists worked round the clock to register a miriad of species from Hartford’s Keney Park, and the area surrounding Goodwin College. This was the BioBlitz 10th anniversary of collecting.