May 26, 2015

Scouting Joshua Tree National Park - StarDude Astronomy

Black Rock Campground

May 16-17, 2015

 

This event was different from my usual events in that I had the honor of being invited by a local Cub Scout pack (Den 9, Pack 766) to join them on a camping trip up to Joshua Tree National Park and be their guide to the night sky! I was more than happy to accept.

 

I packed all my gear into B.O.B. (Big Orange...

May 7, 2015

Hey everyone! My friend Debra Christofferson asked me a great question about color and images of space.

 

Where does the color in these photos come from?

 

Are they caused by the way our camera pick up the light? Is there color in space?

 

Actually there is color in space. To answer your question we need to cover what "color" is. What the human eye perceives as color is merely the excitation of certain...

May 3, 2015

Last night's Full Moon event was awesome!!

 

Thank you all for coming! It was great to see so many familiar faces, as well as meet and make new friends! Thank you Diana for the coffee, much appreciated by all!

 

The Moon looked great last night. A few clouds scrolled by but nothing to worry about. If anything, it helped to teach the use of shutter speed. Otherwise seeing was perfect! We all captured s...

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