Orion EQ-1 Equatorial Telescope Mount

Solid support for small astronomical telescopes, our EQ-1 mount now features center-hinged leg braces for quicker setup and collapsing of the tripod. New, high-wall accessory tray attaches with just three wing screws- no washers or nuts to fumble with. With dual slow-motion controls, 360-deg azimuth adjustment, and adjustable aluminum tripod, the EQ-1 makes stargazing easy. Hands-free tracking is available with … Read More

Helen Sawyer Hogg Observatory

The 15-inch Telescope Research in astrophysics began in Canada with the telescope housed in the Helen Sawyer–Hogg Observatory. Installed in time for the inauguration of the Dominion Observatory in 1905, it is a 15-inch equatorial refractor. The mount and mechanical components were manufactured by Warner and Swasey of Cleveland, Ohio. The original lens, a 15-inch f/15 doublet, was made by … Read More

Helen Sawyer Hogg Observatory

The 15-inch Telescope Research in astrophysics began in Canada with the telescope housed in the Helen Sawyer–Hogg Observatory. Installed in time for the inauguration of the Dominion Observatory in 1905, it is a 15-inch equatorial refractor. The mount and mechanical components were manufactured by Warner and Swasey of Cleveland, Ohio. The original lens, a 15-inch f/15 doublet, was made by … Read More

Telescopes

On the viewpoint at Vista House in the Columbia Gorge. Software: Photoshop Elements, Photomatix, Nik Viveza, Topaz Adjust, Topaz Detail, Topaz DeNoise 5, Topaz ReMask

Telescope + bokeh – 85mm macro lens test

I popped into Camera House Digital in QV to play with a macro lens. At f/3.5, it’s a bit slow (small aperture), and the focus searches a bit at close range. However, the manual/auto focus mode means that you can easily override it. The bokeh it produced is quite pleasing too, not bad for portraiture. Press releases and reviews: – … Read More

Mauna Kea Summit

A snapshot 😉 of my trip to the summit~ looks like a Ford commercial~

Carrand 93088 Wash Brush with 96″ Telescopic Handle

The Carrand 93088 Wash Brush features a telescopic handle which extends to 96 inches. It features soft flagged bristles that are preferred for delicate finishes. This multipurpose brush is perfect for use on RVs, boats, cars, trucks, campers, and around the home. It has a lightweight, high strength aluminum alloy handle that will not rust. The handle collapses to 42 … Read More

PYLE-PRO PSTND2 – 6.5 ft. Tripod Speaker Stand

Telescopes to 6 FeetTube Diameter: 35mm (1.375”) Loading Capacity: 132 lbs. Constructed with Strong, Lightweight Tubing Safety Pin for Maximum Strength and Security Product Features Adjusts to 6 1/2 ft. maximum height 35mm diameter tube with 132 lbs. load capacity Safety pin for maximum strength and security Black anodized finish

Galaxies

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been fascinated by the concept of infinity. When I learned about the vastness of space, and about molecules and atoms, a question came to my mind, and it’s been there ever since. I was about 8 years old. The question is: what if our whole universe were just an atom of an infinitely … Read More

Spectating

Some kids admiring the view from the Ekeberg Restaurant.