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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Early Summer Nebula

I took these last night during a live Electronically Assisted Astronomy session.
They is absolutely no post exposure adjustments

Ring Nebula Messier 57

Dumbbell Nebula Messier 27

 Laggon Nebula Messier 8







Monday, May 16, 2022

Lunar Eclipse of Course

One of my favorite lunar eclipses I have seen yet - this picture is not total actually coming out of it but I like how it is showing several aspects of the eclipse.

These are just teasers


Getting closer to total and notice that star, bottom left about to get occulted (blocked by the Moon)

And the star is now behind the Moon...

Okay here we are in total

And coming out of the eclipse

Spending the time with Angie and the Youngs watching one of God's great beautiful shows is absolutely the best.

Okie Dokie Sunspots

 Some pretty good sunspots today



Saturday, May 14, 2022

Hiking Season Extended with Cooler Mornings

Got bees you betcha...




Got Arachnophobia  - Arizona Deserts have got pretty expansive Spider condos


Not quite enough to join my crested saguaro collection but some interesting growths none the less



This one I just liked the angle and floral tip was enough for me


You thought I could do a post without some cactus flowers - shame on you...




How do you like this house with a view - the skylights are enormous


Mike I thought you would like this abandoned gold mine they pretty much pepper the Sonoran desert



Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Caves, Critters, Rocks, Flowers Yeah

 Say Cheese





Get off my back there's enough for the both us

Told ya it there's enough


Aviators of all kinds
An Osprey of the human kind







Spring flowers even in the desert












Big rocks, bigger rocks, the Moon and a cave oh yeah




Rock climbing... I mean a rock climbing on another rock