Sunday, August 27, 2017

August meteors

Summer is winding down.With that comes cooler nights and clearer skies so hoping to capture more meteors in Sept with the A-610.

We have one clear night left for this month according to the forecast:

Besides the Perseids I posted previously,here's a couple of more small August meteors.The camera was looking West when it captured these:



Cheers,
Al

Monday, August 21, 2017

The 2017 solar eclipse.

Just a partial eclipse here.Had to leave home before the peak but shot a few pics at the beginning...
taken with an Olympus E-PL1 set at ISO 50,F-stop at 22 and 1/2000 sec exposure using the stock M.Zuiko 14 to 42mm lens.The 'solar filter' is comprised of 2 exposed 35mm negatives.It worked OK.First pic is at 14mm,second at 42mm.Both are cropped.



Cheers,
Al

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Perseids

Some Perseids over the past few weeks....unfortunately we were under the clouds during the peak.
The camera is currently shooting away.Maybe we'll catch a meteor or two tonight.






Cheers,
Al

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Back to better weather...and clear skies!

  Haven't posted for a while....working 2 jobs and doing a few other things are taking up a good deal of my time.

  Anyways,the weather has changed for the better...almost in the blink of an eye.One week ago it was cold,raining and windy.A day or so later and summer weather arrives with lots of sunshine and temps in the 30°Cs for highs.It's a little cooler today at 22°C and low humidity.One could call this a perfect day....the light breeze is an added bonus.
  As with everything,all good things must end.Some rainy weather is on the way starting tomorrow evening.Temps will still remain warm.

  Some pics I took over the past little while on the clear nights.Most have details included in the image:













  Hoping for more clear skies throughout the upcoming summer nights.

-Cheers,
Al C


Thursday, April 27, 2017

A meteor or a flare

Taken with my Canon A-610 running CHDK...1st one is original with time stamp edited (clock was off by 1 hour),last 2 photos in the series are for reference.



A couple more shots taken over the past week or so:




And one taken while out chasing the Northern Lights....there may be a tinge of red but that may be from the terrestrial lights:


Later....


Thursday, April 6, 2017

One Week Ago - The Ice Storm

We had a major ice storm here a week ago.There were major power failures that were mostly caused by downed branches and trees.We had three outages here with the longest being about 10 hours.
Here are some pics.Most were taken when the storm was over and the sky was clearing.








Still waiting for Spring to arrive here.....maybe it will show up this weekend.

Later,
Al



Thursday, March 9, 2017

A Clear Sky??!!

    Well....we finally had a clear night sky on March 6 to 7.That's hard to believe after months of clouds.I set up the CHDK modded Canon A-610 and shot 252 sequential shots from 8:45PM to 5:18AM.Picked up a few possible Lyrid meteors and the early morning ISS pass.

                                                                      A possible Lyrid


                                                                                Another possible Lyrid


                                                                                                 The ISS

                                          All shots were 1 minute @ ISO 1600, 7.3mm


video
A timelapse of all 252 frames.






That's all for now.