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Tree and power line damage from October 2011 snow storm

Tree and Power Line Damage from October Snow Storm, 2011

I went out this afternoon and took some photos of a waterfall close to where I live.  Those came out well and will be in a later post.  In the waterfall area, there was very little damage from the storm, so I decided to head further north and revisit the Audubon Center at Bent of the River […]

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Trees in autumn foliage in Connecticut after October snow storm, 2011

Autumn meets Winter: October Snow Storm 2011

Well, the October Snow Storm of 2011 is now past Connecticut, but it sure left a lot of damage.  Many homes in Connecticut, as well as other nearby states, have lost power and our governor is saying that some homes may not be restored for a week.  I was one of the lucky ones and […]

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October Snow Storm in Connecticut

October Snow Storm

Hard to believe, but we’re getting a freak October snow storm here in Connecticut.  The trees in my area still have most of their leaves – they must be really confused.  When this is all finished, we could have up to 5 inches here and possibly more in northern Connecticut. Another post will be coming tonight […]

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The Lagoon Nebula Captured with SLOOH Telescope

Here’s another astrophoto attempt.  I took this “snapshot” through one of the SLOOH.com telescopes last night and have been playing around with processing off and on throughout the day.  I’m going to keep experimenting, but so far, I’ve gotten the best results by using Topaz Labs software, primarily Topaz Adjust and Topaz Detail, blending those layers using the Linear Dodge […]

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Photo of the Owl Nebula

Here’s something a little different.  I’ve been a member of SLOOH.com for several years.  Basically, SLOOH owns several telescopes and as a member you can go online and see live views of space objects.  SLOOH also allows you to take “snap shots” of the views and download them. The photo below of the Owl Nebula is […]

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Edge-On Spiral Galaxy (NGC 4565) imaged using SLOOH’s Canary Islands 2 High Mag on 1 Apr 11 at 04:11:42 UTC

Edge-On Spiral Galaxy (NGC 4565) imaged using SLOOH’s Canary Islands 2 High Mag on 1 Apr 11 at 04:11:42 UTC. This is a test photo using SLOOH.  I’ll explain more in a future post if this works out.

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