Contents tagged with astronomy

  • Oregon Star Party 2015

    The Oregon Star Party (OSP) gathers every year in August in the high desert of the Ochoco Mountains in Central Oregon. This year it was brutally hot during the day and bone-chilling cold at night. In other words a typical year. Kat and I attended again this year so I wanted to capture the experience and document some of the sketches I made. First here is a gorgeous sunset taken from our remote 5,000-foot elevation base camp: Continue reading...

  • Oregon Star Party (OSP) 2014

    I'm back from seven days at the Oregon Star Party 2014. Hot, hungry, and tired but well worth it! So I'm deviating from my usual .NET blog posting to highlight the trip and show some sketches of interesting deep-sky objects. First the optics: I have a 14-inch f/4.6 reflector on a standard Dobsonian mount. The focal length is 1.65m. I stick to these three eyepieces for about 95% of my viewing: Continue reading...