Monday, March 30, 2009

Another TSP coming soon

Yep, the Texas Star Party is coming up next month, and I'm getting excited about it. This year, it's April 20-27, and I'll be heading to West Texas with my gear.

This year, I'm going to be just taking the Celestron. With its larger diameter, I'll be able to take advantage of the dark skies and chase some of the fainter objects.

I'm also going to do a little imaging. With my Canon DSLR, I'll set it up to take one 30 second exposure after another, and a couple of thousand frames later, I should have a very cool movie showing the stars and Milky Way rotating across the sky.

April is considerably cooler in West Texas than June is -- I'll be taking some warmer clothes, and might invest in some more long johns.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

My big brain will rule!

I got myself an iMac, and I've been having a little fun with the Photo Booth app.

Here's undistorted me: