Tuesday, July 22, 2008

1.21 Gigawatt's

Another photo of Natures fireworks.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Alien Or Terrestrial ?

We are waiting for materials to arrive so we can resume work on the observatory.
So here is a macro I took of some cool lichen . Lichen is a symbiotic plant composed of a fungus and alga , combining to form a dual plant . There is beauty in all Nature .

Monday, July 14, 2008

Olympus Mons, Largest Volcano In The Solar System

I cannot take credit for this photo . It is such an awesome feature of Mars that I have to pass it on.

This volcano is 374 miles in diameter and almost 16 miles high. Mount Everest is about 6 miles high and the state of Arizona is about 370 miles in diameter.

Truly an amazing geologic formation on any planet !!!!!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Construction Progress

The 7.5 Ft diameter 3 phase geodesic dome has had fiberglass applied with epoxy resin and the slit opening roughed in. Ready now to construct a shutter then sand and paint.

Mercury Transits The Sun

Mercury is the tiny dot about a third of the way up from bottom center . Center right is a sun spot.

LX200 - 253 mm- Solar filter - Samsung A 503 -Through 32 mm Plossl " Free Hand " .

Do try this at home !

M57 Ring Nebula First Attempt

M57 LX 200 - 235mm - DSI C - 3 x 5 min exp .

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Beauty In Natures Fury

Took this shot with my Samsung point and shoot digital while leaning against my METAL antenna pole . Sometimes it's tuff being blond !

Friday, July 11, 2008

In The Begining

To dome or not to dome.....

We decided to do the dome!