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.
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.
My kids had an awesome time with their cousin Clarence, taught them some basic drums and Gaby was able to quickly pick up a couple of sequence. All in all, it was a good time, my kids enjoyed it so much playing with their cousin why in the Philippines.
A woman and a dog playing, enjoying what nature offers for free. Fortunate enough to catch this wonderful moment after a wonderful INC Unity Games.
Taken at the University of California East Bay Parking D, this awesome view provided me some significant understanding of the Canon 5D Mark III’s built in HDR processing capability.
Gaby biking in front of the house