Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Venus Transit 2012!

I stayed up late last night to make filters to view and photograph the Venus Transit. Made filters for my binoculars and 100-400mm zoom lens, using Baader AstroSolar Safety Film. Messed up a bit when I made the filter for the camera lens by getting glue on it. Tried to clean it as best as I could before it dried, but didn't manage to get it all off. The pics didn't turn out that bad anyway. Had a blast watching the event, which was prio number one. The pictures are a bonus. Please click on them for a larger version.
Will post a filter making video soon. Now I'm back to bed!

Friday, June 01, 2012

Unboxing the Skywatcher Heritage 130P

What? Another unboxing video?! Oh well I can't help myself. Havn't made a video for quite some time now so I thought this one had to do. ;) I've spent this past autumn and winter gazing at the stars, moon and planets using a pair of inexpensive 10x50 binoculars (Celestron UpClose). In fact I've also been able to see the Orion Nebula and the Andomeda Galaxy as well as the comet Garradd. Although very, very faint. To me, that's really amazing. Anyway, I thought it was time to get a first telescope and I chose the Skywatcher Heritage 130P since it's got really good rep. I've read lots of good stuff at, my now absolutely favorite astronomy forum. Great people over there, lots of knowledge and eager to help out noobs like myself. By going there, it got alot easier to decide which telescope to get.