The Evening Show (latest images) http://eveningshow.com Astrophotography of Richard S. Wright Jr.Sky & Telescope Blog: Imaging FoundationsMain Blog: Accidental AstronomerBisque Blog: Software BisqueTwitter: @AccidentalAstro Will Code for Food Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:52:19 -0500 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:52:19 -0500 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss ZenPhoto RSS Generator Lunar Eclipse (Solar System) Lunar EclipseThe lunar eclipse of December 2010. Stayed up all night and took photos from my driveway so I could track the moon longer than my backyard tree line would allow. A DSLR on a Takahashi FC-76 (Vera) was a perfect match for the event.]]> Solar System Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:07:56 -0500 Sonny (The Family) SonnySonny is a Lunt 60mm pressure tuned solar telescope. Views of the sun are quite phenominal, and I've done some imaging with it as well. These are great scopes for club outreach events or daytime sidewalk astronomy.]]> The Family Thu, 09 Nov 2017 23:39:27 -0500 Sparkles (The Family) SparklesSparkles is the newest addition to the family. I originally got into astrophotography shooting the moon, and this scope signals a return to some focus on the moon. For wide field shots, I can use one of the refractors, but I want to do some high resolution "lucky imaging", and this girl is well suited for it. 2700mm at f/15 is a great base line for high resolution lunar images.]]> The Family Thu, 09 Nov 2017 23:31:49 -0500 Boris (The Family) BorisMeet Boris, a 12" f/4 Sky-Watcher Quattro newtonian reflector (Boris goes with Natasha, of course!). I was not a fan of big imaging newts after being burned a few times some years ago, but I gave the design another try with the Sky-Watcher model and I'm quite pleased. I did replace the focuser with a Feather Touch and automated it of course. Many clusters really do "shine" with the diffraction spikes produced by the spider vanes on this design. Bang for the buck, a quality imaging newtonian is one of the best values to be had in optics.]]> The Family Thu, 09 Nov 2017 22:53:06 -0500 IC1396 (Nebulae) IC1396

IC 1396 is an emission nebula containing the area popularly known as the Elephant Trunk Nebula. This emission nebula is located about 24,000 light years away in the constellation Cepheus.

Image Details

Camera: FLI Proline 16803
Optic: Officina Stellare RH-200
Exposure: 5.9 Hours
12x3 RGB, 27x5 Ha, 22x5 OIII
Mount: Paramount MYT
Date: October, 2017

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Nebulae Sun, 22 Oct 2017 19:46:06 -0400
Holy Haleakala! (Nightscapes) Holy Haleakala!

On a recent trip to MAUI, I spent the evening up atop Haleakala at the summit at 10,000 feet. Glorious evening!

In this image you can see the star clouds of the Milkyway above and the illuminated clouds from Waileah below.

Canon 5D Mark III
ISO 3200, 25 seconds.
Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 shot wide open
Cropped slightly from the original. 

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Nightscapes Sat, 07 Oct 2017 12:01:08 -0400
Scoping out the Milkyway (Nightscapes) Scoping out the Milkyway

On a recent trip to MAUI, I spent the evening up atop Haleakala at the summit at 10,000 feet. Glorious evening!

I cropped this image down a bit from the full 14mm shot and it shows my scope doing some deep sky imaging, an a new friend in the distance doing some tripod photography of his own.

Canon 5D Mark III
ISO 3200, 25 seconds.
Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 shot wide open. 

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Nightscapes Sat, 07 Oct 2017 11:49:27 -0400
Twilight at Haleakala (Nightscapes) Twilight at Haleakala

On a recent trip to MAUI, I spent the evening up atop Haleakala at the summit at 10,000 feet. Glorious evening!

In this image I caught the crescent moon and if your sharp eyed, Jupiter is just peeking though in this 1/15th second exposure.

Canon 5D Mark III, @ISO 800
Canon EF 24-105 f/4 EF L series @ f/7.1 at 24mm.

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Nightscapes Sat, 07 Oct 2017 11:49:17 -0400
Early Eclipse (Solar System) Early Eclipse

Mostly clouded out for the 2017 total solar eclipse, but I got this great shot early on before the clouds became dominant (1:21 pm Eastern). There was a very nice set of sunspots as well!

The original image is in white light, so this is colorized a bit.

Image Details:

Esprit 80 Refractor @f/5
Baader Solar Film based filter
Canon EOS Rebel T3i @ ISO 100
1/2000 second exposure 

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Solar System Sat, 26 Aug 2017 12:23:22 -0400
My Milky Way Selfie (Nightscapes) My Milky Way SelfieOne of the hardest things to learn in astrophotography is patience. If you're not happy with an image, put it down. Go back to it in a week, in a month. There was something just unsettling about the original version of this, and I went back to it tonight and just spent about 10 minutes playing with it. Much happier now with my self portrait.]]> Nightscapes Mon, 07 Aug 2017 23:11:10 -0400