Misc Images











Partial Solar Eclipse

Oct. 23, 2014 - 3:42 pm PDT





Nova Delphinus 2013

This was discovered by Japanese amateur astronomer Koichi Itagaki on Aug. 14.

Imaged Aug. 16 with a TOA-150 and a Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

3 minute exposure



Venus transiting sun on 06/05/2012




Partial Solar Eclipse

May 20, 2012



M13 - Globular Cluster in Hercules













Leonid Meteors

12:45am to 3:45 am, Sunday Nov. 18, 2001

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Venus-Jupiter Conjunction June 30, 2015

Venus was about 48 million miles from Earth.

Jupiter + 4 moons were about 565 million miles from Earth,

or about 12 times farther from Earth than Venus.








Three planet conjunction with moon

June 15, 1991







8 Hour Circum-Polar Exposure


The Earth's spin axis is currently pointing very near the center of the "X" superimposed on the image.

The bright 120-degree streak at the bottom of the X is our "north" star, Polaris, used for navigation for centuries.

But like a gyroscope, precession changes where the axis points.

In about 13,000 years the spin axis will point towards the star Vega.

In about 26,000 years Polaris will once again be the pole star.


Texas Star Party, 1992



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