Moon and Star Fields in Wisconsin

While on a short vacation I managed to get a few reasonable skyward shots with my Nikon D80 and thought I'd share them with everyone. The first several in the set are of the moon as it was coming up and the last are long exposure shots with wider angles and tree leaves lit from below by a fire and porch light.

Moon and Stars in Wisconsin Gallery

Unfortunately, I didn't have a tripod or a battery for my remote so all shots were manual and had to be a little more simple than I would have otherwise tried to get.  Still, I think they turned out alright for what I had to work with.

College Astronomy Back Online

Some of you may have noticed the maintenance page up over the past few days.  This was due to a full site migration to another server, update and reconfiguration.  In any case, so far, so good, as it looks like the new site is up and running with the latest updates.  I will be considering other theme changes in the future depending on what can be found.

I'll be working on posting more content here as time permits both photography and problem work throughs.  Also, keep an eye out for upcoming Comet ISON updates that I'll be putting together over the next several weeks to help keep people informed.