Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I will be expanding tonightssky.org this coming January to a multipage site.
So instead of looking at this blog, my updates are at www.tonightssky.org
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Only other update is that I got Photoshop, so images will be better processed now. Nothing new for photos though its been cloudy/dreary the last few days and will be for a while, hopefully at some point ill get some foliage colors of fall, but who knows when.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Oh yes, the Link, for now the domain is www.TonightsSky.blogspot.com
Friday, October 17, 2008
This one is on the pedestrian Bridge on the Iowa side...
This one is a little over exposed, But I kinda like that you can actually see the shape of most of the buildings...
Saturday, October 4, 2008
I have also posted a bunch on there from a few months ago, so you've never seen them. You should check them out.
The link is www.pbase.com/tylerburg But I will be making a nice HTML graphic with a link, but I dont have the time right now. anyways just check it out, and be sure to send an email for an questions/concerns you might have.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Then earlier today I went out to camp, and worked till 5 took some pictures around camp. Just to show you a little bit of what it looks like here...
The Maintenace shed, and the entrance
At 7 I went into Fremont, got some dinner, then drove south to find a good foreground to shoot stars from, Stupidly I thought that the foreground would be luminated, but of course I wouldn't realize that until it was dark. So I ended up going to this place called otoe creek on highway 77. I set up here only to leave soon. Here is what it looked like...
Soon, it started getting dark, and the crescent moon and Venus were setting so I tried to get a good image of that, but at 55mm it doesn't look that great...
I left shortly after to get in a better spot. I had looked at cleardarksky.com's light pollution map, to decide where to go, it's pretty cool, there is a link to overlay it on Google earth, you should check it out...http://www.cleardarksky.com/csk/ click on a state, then an observatory near you then look at the table, it'll say light pollution, click that, and there is a link that says Google earth overlay. I found a cool spot with hay bails, then realized that you wouldn't be able to tell what they were. To get out of wahoo's light pollution I drove on county road Q to near Colon, Nebraska. The skies were very dark as you can see here...
The first image has an iridium flare in it.
Thanks for checking it out! hopefully october will be a fun month!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Just messin around with light graffiti eariler in the day, here's a few pictures. Im going to North platte in November, But I just realized that it'll be nearly a full moon, so Ill have to wake up at 4am to get good pictures of Orion then, but itll be worth it!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
I pretty much ready for school to be over, I stayed home on wednesday and it felt great (ironic?)
No but not going to school was good. I need time to speed up, I just got a check from work, but have to wait for two more to get out of debt. Thats a month :( as soon as I do though, ill be flying through, to the laptop working 30 hours a week.
Not sure if anyone saw the link on the side of the page, for the recent photos... heres one as well... Recent photos 2008
those are roughly the best of 2008, actually, im going to put some more up there right now, cause I know I got some better lightning pictures than that.
looking into the future, another murray hill trip might happen on friday, it would be more observing, over pictures, but im going to take some. Might even see orion rise early enough for some nebulae observing, otherwise, I really want to see andromeda galaxy.
Also, in October, ill be going back to rivercrest for a retreat, so im bound to have some night shots, as long as its not cloudy. Other than that their are no plans, except for probably christmas in Minnesota, not even sure that'll happen though.
you should definately check out the links to the right, because they are all amazing photographers, but check back soon, hopefully we'll get something going here...
Just came across this photo from July thunderstorm it has great contrast...
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Got to Zorinsky and walked to the dam, and sure enough, it sucked, I though when the gets down far enough, its going to reflect all kinds of colors, but the sun went behind some upper level clouds and prevented anything cool from happening. Then I saw some flowers, and it made the trip ok, but not good.
Not sure which one I liked best so I put them both up
I need to do this panorama from the 50 yard line next time, hopefully next time will be soon.
Bad News, Ill probably be needing to find a new job, because of some problems lately which means, itll be longer till the new sigma, but what do you do?
Thursday, September 4, 2008
I did catch some day lightning on this day, but I didnt think it was post worthy, though I went into Fremont the next day and noticed on the front page of the paper a bolt of lighting with the sunset reflection, very similar to the ones I took, so that encouraged me a bunch!
Hopefully Ill have some actual new photos soon
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Tommarow, I should be getting my speakers for my car, as the old ones dont work anymore ( I only had $60 before this, and now im living off like $15 till friday, when I get my first paycheck since I came back.) , I dont have to work, so ill get that put together. Hopefully another sweet sunset tommarow.
Monday, September 1, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
It is so difficult to focus on the stars, its going to take some practice. Then at 11:04pm the International space station began to rise and it was very bright, I caught two pictures of it here...
That night we saw the coolest meteor, it was green, and it exploded! Im pretty sure it was an early persied, as the peak is on August 11th, I think I might be heading back there that night. Then here are a few looking north, these turned out better because near the north star, they dont move as fast, so there are more stars and less trails with a longer shutter speed.
Im going to be heading up to valentine, NE in a few days, and possibly montana, for some star shots. I think ill post on here more since I have a reliable camera, and I take 2000 photos a month.