Monday, October 29, 2007

Comet Holmes

Once in a great while, a comet will undergo an outgassing, or eruption, of gas and dust, and when that happens, it can brighten dramatically. Comet Holmes, a periodic comet, is heading outbound from the sun, and it decided to put on a show. Almost overnight, it brightened about a million times, going from Magnitude 17 to Magnitude 2.5 (about as bright as the North Star). Naturally, an amateur astronomer lives for such things, and wants to get some images. I went out to Brazos Bend State Park for some dark skies, and was able to get these.

Images were taken with a Canon EOS 20D, 300 mm telephoto lens, at 1600 ISO, exposure was 2 seconds. Just click on the pictures for a bigger image.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Unitarian Jihad

"Greetings to the Imprisoned Citizens of the United States. We are Unitarian Jihad. There is only God, unless there is more than one God. The vote of our God subcommittee is 10-8 in favor of one God, with two abstentions. Brother Flaming Sword of Moderation noted the possibility of there being no God at all, and his objection was noted with love by the secretary. "


Saturday, October 06, 2007

Food Fight

"Are ya gonna eat that?"

Don't you hate it when someone takes food off your plate?