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Sunday, April 23 2017 @ 07:55 MDT

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Photos ho!

Astronomy

Just before I left for my vacation I picked up a new camera. I've always wanted a Nikon digital SLR, and they've come down enough in price that I can afford one. So I picked up a Nikon D50 with a couple of lenses. It's a nice camera, 6.5 megapixels, has a nice heft to it and it will accept all the Nikon film lenses I've accumulated over the years.

So I've been going picture happy, which is what anybody does with a new camera. What I've also done is tried out the camera at astro-photography, that is taking photographs of the night sky. The digital camera makes this a lot easier for a couple of reasons.

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The Radio Sky

AstronomyFor those of you who don't know me that well, I'm not just about the politics. Yes much of my formal university training is in political science and education, but I also have university level training in astrophysics, physics and chemistry.
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