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


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!


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

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