9/10 Moon & Planets event is on!

*** SAS Members ***   Our moon & planets event scheduled for tonight (Friday, 9/10) is on! Come and join us at Darling Hill Observatory off of Route 81 south (Exit 14). All are welcome! It will get into the mid 50’s tonight, so please dress appropriately. Masks will be required.

9/3 Observing Session is On!

*** SAS Members ***   Our observing session scheduled for tonight (Friday, 9/3) is on! Come and join us at Darling Hill Observatory off of Route 81 south (Exit 14). All are welcome! It will get into the mid 50’s tonight, so please dress appropriately. Masks will be required.

NGC7293, August 5th-9th, 2021, 41 frames at 300 seconds each,180 gain

Astrophotography through smokey skies

There was a little bit of “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” last night at the DHO, but it was much drier, so no constant use of the hair dryer to keep everything from getting soaked. Overall, the seeing went from baleful red Saturn and Jupiter, to fair conditions as the smoke cleared somewhat. I started with something nearly straight overhead to help reduce the effects of the smoke and started over with M13 so I could change the composition to include the galaxy NCG 6207 (bottom left in the picture). That means you also have to include the bright red […]

8/27 Public Observing Session is On!

*** SAS Members *** Our observing session scheduled for tonight (Friday, 8/27) is on! Come and join us at Darling Hill Observatory off of Route 81 south (Exit 14). All are welcome!Please dress warmly. Long pants, a long sleeve T-shirt and a jacket or sweater is recommended. Bug spray and a bag chair are also helpful. Oh.. and please don’t forget a mask!