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A beautiful show in the sky

December 1st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Just was walking around in the evening and saw it. Actually, I saw it yesterday too when I was out in Long Beach with friends, but tonight it seemed even more beautiful.

This photograph was taken with simple Canon A620, hand-held – no tripod. [...]

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Short video of Saturn through the telescope

March 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Just came home from work, and wanted to glance at Saturn through my Meade ETX-125AT telescope. Wow, I had never seen it so sharply – I could even make up the orange color of the planet. The planet is very far, and at [...]

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Photos of the Moon and Mars (Feb 16, 2008)

February 20th, 2008 · No Comments

The entire slideshow is here: http://public.fotki.com/MaxiMovieBlog/moon-and-mars-photos/
I looked up in the sky and saw Mars almost lined up with the Moon. I set up the telescope and the tripod with Canon EOS 20D camera, 300mm image stabilzing zoom lens and 2x telephoto adapter.
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My first photo of Mars

December 16th, 2007 · 2 Comments

This weekend I tried to photograph Mars. This is a perfect time to make pictures because Mars is in the opposition and closest to Earth as it’s ever been in the past 130 years or so. Around midnight it’s roughly overhead and the [...]

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