San Jose Astronomy Association usually holds astrophotography workshop at Morgan Hill, 10 miles south of San Jose. It is a good dark place to hold this kind of activity and recently it was held last January 28, 2017 where a lot of people participated even those who doesn’t have any idea on astrophotography.
Here you’ll see the talk being conducted by one of the SJAA. Topic includes Beginning Astrophotography up to the tools needed, then he gave a hands on walk thru in setting up the telescope, mount, camera and computers to do the astrophotography session.
You can see my rig here in the picture below. It’s an Explore Scientific 127mm ED with an ASI 1600MM-Cooled camera on an Orion Atlas EQ-G Mount.
I had some trouble in my setup specific to the camera software that I’m using. It was the Beta version of SharpCap 2.10 where it was not able to give me a very good result and at the same time drained by laptop battery, and on the field, battery is the life of astrophotography.
A couple of birds showed up in my front yard. I believe these birds came from some cold place and trying to find a warm and better place to find food. With the winter and El Nino getting stronger here in Northern California, they we caught unaware that they need to spend the night in this lovely tree.
I’ve been experimenting on my time-lapse photograph of a sunset near in my place but I’m still struggling to get that very fluid motion of the camera. Somehow it appears that there’s some kind of abrupt motion.
This photo was taken on May 24, 2008, missing my family so much specially Gaby. I spent most of my weekends going places to find something to do. I recently bought a telephoto lens and just want to try it out until I found a man playing his violin in the park.
I stopped for a while, listened and enjoy the music. It was good, this is how I enjoy life. I really love the music of the smooth sound of a violin. Though I can’t recognize the music being played, but the notes resonated as the music is telling me something about a story of a long lost love found and gone again, but for a brief moment, love was felt and reciprocated but was too late.
These pictures were taken around May 2000, It was my Father’s vacation that he brought me a Canon REBEL X SLR. It was an awesome camera and from time to time still using it. It’s a 35mm film camera with all the goodness of getting everything calculated in your head before you click that shutter button or else, you can’t delete it. Those were the good days of having a film slr camera.