2017-04-08

This Mornings Imaging run before leaving for work, 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak and C/2015 V2 (Johnson) on iTelescope t3 Mayhill New Mexico

Lunar

Well looks like two of my lunar images will be in the BAA Lunar Circular...

2017-04-07

iTelespope

Well started subscribing to iTelespope again ......

2017-04-01

Desk reshuffle

Well reshuffled my desk again. The new to me Yeasu FT-101EE is now uncrated and in place on my desk...... Just need some coax,an antenna and a mike.

2017-03-31

Ok so now ...

Well i have the blogger app on my phone.....will see how this go's

New Radio

Ok  I have had a new radio to me arrive at my QTH - a FT-101EE. So I am looking forward to learning Pi tank tuning and having the transceiver in the warm room eventually.

2016-02-02

First Lunar Image from Cohoes NY in a long time

First Lunar Image from Cohoes NY in a long time
Waning Crescent Moon
North is Up
Camera:Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS,
Lens: Tamron AF70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di
Image Created 2016/02/02 06.43 EST
F-Stop: f/5.6
Exposure time: 1/200 sec
ISO Speed: ISO-400
Focal Length: 300mm
Exposure Program: Manual



2016-01-31

Well that is CometWatch Episode 11 Cometbase recorded and the shownotes done and up on the Astronomy.fm site ,This month we talked to Taras Prystavski and Kirill Grishin about Cometbase.net!

2016-01-16

No Radio Gear..... No Scope......

Yesterday I started to build the NX-01 Enterprise kit from Polar Lights Finally - has bits missing oh Fun. Being Snap-together I can retrofit it with lights at a later date. I also have the Constitution Class Enterprise I can build too!

The good thing is while I'm waiting for my scope and radio gear to arrive from the UK I can have some fun building a few kits and walk. On my wanted  list I have both the Saturn 1B & V, A Westland Lysander,The De Havilland Mosquito, The Britten-Norman Trislander, A WW2 Bren Gun Carrier The  De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter Seaplane  A Jumblie (aka The Westland WS-61 Sea King, Not breasts as per the Urban Dictionary!)  and a Lynx. I might look  for a  British T class sub kit and maybe Airwolf and a few more  WW2 British planes eventually. Once all my stuff is here I do have a few electronic projects  like doing a copy of a friends Telescope USB  distro box and adding a Lipo battery output reducer (from 16 to 12v) to it

Cometwatch-Ep010 - Bill Bradfield - Comet-hunter- Extraordinaire - 1927-2014

Ok
Cometwatch-ep010-bill-bradfield-comet-hunter-extraordinaire-1927-2014 is now available as a Podcast , http://astronomy.fm/?p=16731
Russia is running a year long QRP marathon called "Field Flowers" ..... I do wonder how many will be actually running 10w or under? http://www.outdoorqrp.org