I’ll be attending Daystar’s annual Solarfest star party October 4-7. I will be giving a presentation about @focus3, a new autofocusing technology I developed at Software Bisque. Unlike most “star based” astronomy focusing techniques @focus3 can focus on the sun (and moon, planets, etc.). It’s great for “lucky imaging”, and will achieve good focus even when seeing is not so great; giving confidence that you are at optimum focus even in the case of significant atmospheric turbulence.
Checkout my latest Sky & Telescope article about my two imaging trips to Haleakala. Some of the images from these trips can be found in the Nightscapes gallery. Both times it was a work trip to Maui for the AMOS (satellite tracking stuff) conference. Alas, we have to miss this year due to other stuff, but hopefully next year I’ll be back and I plan to make a third trip up the mountain for an all nighter (who knows, maybe even two!). Read all about my trip there in the August issue of Sky & Telescope.
Welcome to the new and improved Evening Show, my showcase for my best astrophotos! The new site has a lot more capabilities and has a new more modern look. There will be a little dust and some construction for a little while, but most of the images from the old site will return soon.
Thanks for visiting!