Category Archives: Photography

That Funny Figure 8 Shape

We have come a long way since the days of photography with film (and YES I still use film when it is warranted)… digital cameras have made this particular project a lot less worrisome and a lot easier, though it … Continue reading

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Panoramic Chile

One of the things I like to do when traveling is to take photos that give an overall perspective to the surroundings. While this is getting to be easier with cell phones and their build-in 3D and spherical photography applications, … Continue reading

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Under the Stars of Cerro Tololo: Night 2

Night Two on Cerro Tololo was tremendous. We started out the evening with a viewing of the sunset from the edge of the mountain top just outside the central gathering place: the cafeteria 😉  Food on the mountain, by the … Continue reading

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3:00am Milky Way

What does an astronomy teacher on sabbatical do with free time? Get up at 3:00 in the morning, of course!  Imaging the Milky Way is something that has always been fun, interesting and a real challenge when working in small … Continue reading

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The Nikon D810a

The Nikon D810a… notice that letter at the end there, the letter ‘a’ which I suppose represents this camera’s affinity and design for taking astronomical images. With this edition of the venerable D810, the D810a has a few astronomy-specific changes … Continue reading

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