WAITING FOR THE
ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY by Joseph Cali
Pentax K1 ISO800, 13x 2mins, Pentax EDIF300mm f4 @f4.5
Large Magellanic Cloud
Pentax K1, ISO 2500, Pentax EDIF 300mm f4, 17 x 2 mins @ f4.5
47 Tucana ( NGC 104)
Pentax K1, 14 x 2 min subs, ISO3200 x 4, ISO1600 x 2, ISO400 x 8
Pentax EDIF 300mm f4
Orion was getting down and dirty as it was setting. I captured 8 frames, 2 mins each to record Barnard's Loop.
I wanted to do this when it was high in the sky, earlier in the season, but beggars can't be choosers.
Check out Betelgeuse, the orange star upper right. It's usually as bright as Rigel, the bright blue star lower left.
Most of this summer, it has been closer to the brightness of Bellatrix (blue star lower right) and noticeably fainter
than usual to the naked eye.
Though opportunities to observe have been sparse, it's been fascinating to look up and see an "old friend" so faint
and frail. It is recovering from it's recent "fainting" spell and returning towards normal luminosity.