As promised here is the video I shot with the new Nikon D300s camera. Same subject as yesterday, the moon. Shot at 990mm with my Vixen Refractor Telescope, and processed in Final Cut Pro, saved as a Quicktime file and uploaded to Vimeo. The zoom into the crater Tycho was done in Final Cut Pro, [...]
Monthly Archive for November, 2009
It was a great night tonight to have another round of testing the Nikon D300s. With temperatures in the low 50′s, and a 93% Waxing Gibbous Moon shining outside I gave the camera another workout. Be sure to click on the image to get a larger view of it. First the image below is at [...]
You get this first if it’s kind from NASA. It is an image the Crab Nebula with combined information from the Chandra X-Ray Telescope, Hubble, and the Spitzer Space Telescope. This very deep image shows that the Crab Nebula is producing energy equal to 100,000 suns. Photo courtesy of NASA.
“Are you kidding me?” I say as I pull into Gozzi’s Turkey Farm in Guilford, Connecticut. In front of me are 15 of the brightest most colorful turkeys I have ever seen in a pen. Gozzi’s in the 1970′s sold more than 150,000 turkeys shipping many of them overseas. Now they sell about 18,000 turkeys, with [...]
I was lucky enough to have a few images on TV last week! Check out the video of the morning weather forecast by Joe Furey.
At work we got a few Nikon D300s cameras in this past week, and I thought I would take one out for a test ride. An astrophotography test ride. On the “normal” photography side this camera is unique in it can shoot video and still images in the same body with interchangable lenses. That’s a [...]
It was touch and go all morning starting at about 2:00am when I woke up to see if I could capture some Leonids. When I first went out there was about an 80% coverage, but a half hour later it was 100% clear. Since I was up anyway I might as well give it a [...]
While driving home I noticed a very different cloud formation in the west above Wethersfield, Connecticut. After getting off the hiway and finding a safe shooting location I took several shots of the nice sunset and cloud formations that were rapidly changing. Within seconds I saw this funnel cloud form inveloping other clouds around it, [...]
Sorry I have not posted in a while. Major computer failure prompted me to go out and get a new one, and you all know how much fun that is. I am back. Slowly but surely! Here’s the post! Fall is ending fast. Almost all the leaves around here have left the trees to park [...]
I was on my way to work this morning when I managed to grab another picture of the “almost full” moon at about 7:00 am. It’s a day after the full moon and it is getting a lot colder out early in the morning now. I managed to capture this shot from State Street in [...]