Early Friday morning, I captured this shot of the Orion Nebula. Drink it in, everybody.
Nothing spooky here, I’m afraid, just two young open star clusters. M39, the larger-looking (though not actually larger) triangular open cluster, lies a few degrees north and east of Deneb. It’s the elder cluster here at 300 million years old. The second cluster, Caldwell 16, lies in the constellation Lacerta, west of M39. It’s only… Continue reading Astronomy Photos For Halloween 2019
Now that I have enough published stories out to make recording them for podcast worthwhile, I’ve begun. (Of course, “Stanny Couldn’t Make It” is already available, to your left. I’ll be re-releasing that on the podcast feed sometime down the line.) The first one is well suited for Halloween. It is “The Curious Legend of… Continue reading A Ghost Story (of sorts)
I had to catch this one early this morning, before the clouds reasserted themselves. 17 1-minute exposures stacked in Deep Sky Stacker, processed in GIMP. Quite possibly the last images I’ll take with an iPhone 6. M42 and M43
Conditions weren’t perfect last night, but the clouds were scattered enough for me to capture this shot of The Ring Nebula in Lyra.
“Emmitt’s Homecoming Runs Into Second Act Problems” is the second Emmitt story from the Zezverse. (He’s first mentioned in “The Day Molly Got Into The Room”, but he doesn’t appear there.) In his first appearance, “Meeting the Creature”, he makes his acquaintance with Howard Zez. It doesn’t go well, and Howard still doesn’t know that… Continue reading Notes On “Emmitt’s Homecoming Runs Into Second Act Problems”