© 2018 by Maxwell F.X. Paláu

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...

April 21, 2015

WHAT AN AWESOME WEEKEND!!!

 

About midafternoon on Friday, 4/17, the group met up and headed out on our journey up Palomar Mountain to the Observatory Campground. Upon arrival, we set up our tents and camping gear. With time left to spare we thought we would try our luck and see if we could go up to visit the Observatory. The public entrance was closed, but the "Authorized Personal Only" gate wa...

April 18, 2015

Batteries are all charged, all SD cards are empty, cooler is full of goodies and B.O.B. (my Honda Element - Big Orange Beast) is full of gas for tomorrow's excursion to the Mt. Palomar Observatory Campground!

 

Got an awesome group of 13 people coming along for 2 nights of widefield night time photography, landscape photography and astrophotography!!!

The fun doesn't end there, we will be doing some...