Tuesday, January 01, 2019

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24 comments:

mead telescopes said...

Well done on a nice blog Rick. I was searching for information on mead telescopes and came across your post this post - not quite what I was looking for related to mead telescopes but very interesting all the same!

If you have a moment, why not hop over and take a look at my report on telescopes.

mead telescopes said...

Well done on a nice blog Rick. I was searching for information on meade telescopes and came across your post this post - not quite what I was looking for related to meade telescopes but very interesting all the same!

If you have a moment, why not hop over and take a look at my report on telescopes.

heavenabove said...

I don't know why the date is 2008 on this post but that's beside the point. I have "tagged" you with a Thinking Blogger Award. I guess it must be copied from my blog to yours-not sure how all that works. I enjoy your blog. It takes my mind off of the everyday rituals and makes me think about what else is out there. Good work.

http://wildlifealive.blogspot.com

Raynemoon said...

Absolutely Amazing!!!
Sometimes with all the chaos in life, it is hard to remember that there is so much more out there. Thank you for the reminder.

heavenabove said...

Would you happen to have any planetary images?

Rick said...

Thanks for the Thinking Blogger Award and thanks for the nice complements.

I'll be passing on the award by nominating five blog sites of my own.

Rick Murray

Rick said...

The only planetary images I have were taken in 2004 with a webcam. You can see most of those images in the collage at the top of my blogpage or go to the very first archive on the left at the very top. Once there scroll way down and you'll see the planet images.

Rick Murray

Jennifer said...

Rick! Outstanding...Over-the-top...photography.

Rick said...

Thanks Jen! :>))

hawtmail said...

I see you are posting from the future. How cool is that? So what is the state of amateur astrophotography in 2019 ?

PS... you have the coolest observatory EVAR.

Rick said...

Let's see now - in 2019 we have 3D Holographic Imaging with adaptive optics. :>))

I use a future date for this entry so I can keep it at the top of the page. I haven't figured out another way to do that yet.

Rick

Bob Johnson said...

Just excellent images, nicely done.

Rick said...

Thank you!

R2K said...

Nice as usual.

Rick said...

Thanks R2K!

Rick

Earth and Sky blog said...

Just came across your blog, I think you've taken some great photos :)

Rick said...

Thank you! I appreciate the comment.

Rick

NiteSkyGirl said...

WOWZAA at your photo's ! this Sombrero one is the best i've seen. not joking either! go rick!
One of my blog readers sent me your site to look at. glad to know of it. Just fantastic I love it.

Rick said...

Thanks for the great comments!

If the sky in Michigan ever clears up I might actually post a few more images.

Rick

Roopesh said...

Hi Rick..

Its really a nice blog. I am also so much interested in astronomy.. and your blog helps me to increase my understanding... It would be nice if you suggest which telescope should be good enough for start... please see my blog as well..

http://roopeshsingh.blogspot.com

Please also look on my Astronomy Link page .. right side frame .. below my profile.. Thanks.

Rick said...

Thanks for the nice comment about my blog Roopesh.

I took a look and all of your blogsites and they are quite impressive. My wife and I were marveling at the pictures of the sand art in your Amazing, Strange and Unvelievable World blog.

If you're considering astrophotography as a hobby I can offer you a little advice on some good starter equipment to buy. First of all your most important first purchase isn't the telescope at all. I would invest as much money as you can afford on the telescope mount and if you're going to take images make sure it's an equatorial mount. As you progress through the hobby you'll be glad you focused on the mount as the most important first purchase because a good mount will be able to handle more sophisticated telescopes and other imaging equipment.

Also you don't need a large telescope to take good images. The scope I use the most is a 3" refractor that I purchased from William Optics. If you can afford it, an APO (aprochromatic) refractor would be a good start but a lot can be done with a good Doublet ED as well.

An excellent forum on the web to find out about telescopes, mounts and imaging is the Cloudy Nights forum at:

http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/index.php?Cat=0

Have fun contemplating your new hobby,

Rick Murray

Roopesh said...

Thank you so much Rick..

Moriarte said...

Great blog Rick with some amazing astronomy images

Rick said...

Thanks Moriarte. I appreciate the comment.

Rick