Monthly Archives: March 2013

Trying out the new Orion StarShoot

The following two photos of Jupiter and four photos of the Moon were taken from the sidewalk in front of my house in Crofton, MD. I used my Celestron 130 SLT, a 2X Barlow (except for one of the moon … Read the rest of this entry

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Quick and dirty time-lapse of Comet PanSTARRS

Here is a quick and dirty time-lapse movie of Comet PanSTARRS over the course of three evenings (March 12, 14, and 19). Details varied on exposures and lens from 1-2 seconds, 210-400mm, ISOs from 400-3200. If you look closely, you’ll … Read the rest of this entry

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Comet PanSTARRS and the Crescent Moon

Last week during the first opportunity for us to even see C/2011 L4 PanSTARRS, the barely 1-day old crescent moon was a few degrees away. I managed to do a very very short time-lapse of the two together as the … Read the rest of this entry

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Meeting Mar. 20, 2013

What: APL Astronomy Club monthly meeting Where: Gibson Library room L-2 When: Wednesday, March 20, noon to 1:00 pm This month’s topic: Webmaster Radha Venkat will show us some features the club’s website, and take suggestions to make it more … Read the rest of this entry

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