thought i would share something interesting with y'all. a guy who works with us in santa fe, nm is heavily into astrophotography and is scary talented.
his site's name is Dark Atmospheres.
honest-to-god, this guy has a mini mount palomar in his back yard... containing an amazing telescope built from carbon fiber and a very cool specialized digital camera that is computer controlled to track the earth's rotation *and* programmable to reposition itself to shoot specific galaxies at specific points in time. handy for making multi-day exposures.
If you have a nice Mac 30 monitor or equivalent, visit this link and click on the picture for a larger-sized version. this was a 9.5 hour exposure.
sorry i don't post here much... very time-constrained these days. i do enjoy looking at the pics i *am* planning to buy the new canon EOS 5D MarkII. .