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Raleigh Astronomy Club discovers TurtleHerding!

On Friday, Oct 23rd at 7:30pm US Eastern Daylight Time, TurtleHerding will be joining the Raleigh Astronomy Club to talk about building a Remote Astronomical Observatory!  Please visit their calendar page for the event so you can register and watch the live stream via Zoom.

Michael on TheAstro Imaging Channel

Astro-Shed follow-up

I (Michael) was recently featured in a YouTube live stream to talk about building our remote operable observatory. If you can’t get enough of that type of thing, check out the stream below. Note: There was a live chat interaction which you can see by watching it on YouTube via Read more…

Comet Neowise – clear sky edition

Ok, I know I was excited yesterday about catching Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) in my DIY allsky camera… but last nights sky was clear… ALL NIGHT! So, the comet is much easier to see, and lasts pretty much the entire timelapse ( aside from sunset/sunrise where it’s too faint and Read more…

C/2020 F3 (Neowise)

Comet Neowise

I recently added another allsky camera to my collection.. This one, I put on the roof of our motorhome. You can check it out anytime at https://allsky.turtleherding.com. And, of course, Comet C/2020 F3 (Neowise) has been in the news and is the first naked eye comet to grace the northern Read more…

Falcon 9 Starlink - Long Exposure

A tale of two Launches

In 2019, we spent the months of May and June in hot & humid Florida.  More precisely, the Titusville area, commonly called the Space Coast!  Why, you may ask.. would we be in Florida during LoveBug mating season?  To experience our first, and second ever.. rocket launches! Our first ever Read more…

Starlink Passover - AllSky 2020-04-15 at 21-20-36

Starlink Satellites in Timelapse – AllSky Camera

Thanks to a tip from a fellow astro-geek who is at Rusty’s RV Ranch right now, I reviewed my AllSky camera and did indeed capture 2 passes of a cluster of Starlink Satellites! Here’s a time lapse — look for them between 2100 and 2200 moving from SSW to N Read more…

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