A little Horsehead Nebula

First shot at Horsehead w/ my Hyperstar / Atik 414EX-Color combo.  The yellowish glow in the middle is from all the moisture that was in the air last night, coupled with some glow from Benson, AZ.  Click for a close-up.

First solar light…

Just quick update.. I was finally able to get focus with my imaging camera on my new Lunt LS50THa Solar Scope!  Here’s the first, rough draft.. results.. 🙂  

Arizona and Astronomy

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks.  We’re now in Benson, AZ at the Butterfield RV Resort and Observatory.  Yes.. you read that correctly… Observatory!  They have a 16″ Mead LX200 Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope in an Observatory dome and have public viewings every night that the weather cooperates.  We attended Read more…

View from my… controller?

This shot was taken of Meteor Crater, 20 miles west of Winslow, AZ (yes, we took it easy).  It was taken from a DJI Phantom 2 Vision+.  I took some video as well and hope to have it on Follow the Kidd’s on YouTube soon.  BTW… the 3 white stripes Read more…

Polar Vortex!

Polar Vortex is moving in with a vengeance… supposed to have 65 mph wind bursts here tonight, and I believe it!  Temperature dropped like a rock (74f earlier today, now, already in the mid 30s).  The wind is so bad in fact, that we felt the need, for the first Read more…

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