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Merry Christmas!

Christmas Eve saw my family and family friends at a delicious dinner party with delicious Chinese food, and then touring especially spectacular Christmas light displays (and they were spectacular indeed). We ended the night with a brief walk through Christmas in the Park in San Jose and finally midnight mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, which is an absolutely gorgeous cathedral. Pictures follow:

I really love taking nighttime pictures.

Merry Christmas to everybody, and happy birthday to baby Jesus!


December 25, 2012 at 4:18 PM Leave a comment

Endeavour’s Final Flight — September 21, 2012

On September 21, I had the opportunity to take a half-day field trip for my school newspaper, the Smoke Signal, to Belmont to see and photograph the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it flew over the Bay on its way from the Golden Gate Bridge to Moffett Field and, eventually, the California Science Center in Los Angeles. One of my pictures ran on the front page of the Smoke Signal the next week. Here it is:

See the full story of our adventure at the Smoke Signal website, here.

Here are some of the other pictures that I liked.

September 29, 2012 at 11:00 PM Leave a comment

Solar Eclipse – May 20, 2012

Pics of the solar eclipse!

May 20, 2012 at 8:03 PM Leave a comment

Solar Eclipse Preparation – May 20, 2012

This little guy is gonna be helping me watch the solar eclipse in about half an hour. Yep. It’s a pair of binoculars taped/tied to a tripod. I think I’ll name him…Rob.

May 20, 2012 at 4:47 PM Leave a comment

Happy New Year! + Astronomy: December 31, 2011 – January 1, 2012

Happy New Year, everybody! Some pictures as the sun sets on 2011…

…and the stars rise on 2012! (Yes, I went out at around 1:00 AM on January 1 to take these. 15-second exposure, F-4.8, ISO 200, and a tripod.)

The Big Dipper:

Polaris! And a dim little dipper…

Taurus, with its “red eye” Aldebaran, and the Pleiades on the right side

Scorpius’s claws on the left, and Libra, I think, on the right

The best for last: Orion, easily recognizable, with Sirius in the lower left. And an airplane as the red line. 😀

Best wishes for 2012!

January 1, 2012 at 3:04 PM 2 comments

Conjunction – December 26, 2011

Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season! Here are some pictures I took of the conjunction of the Moon and Venus shortly after sunset on December 26. I used between 5 and 15-second shutter speed, F16 aperture, 200 ISO, and a tripod, for those of you who might be interested. You can see the “dark side” of the Moon due to an effect called Earthshine, where light from the sun bounces off the surface of Earth and dimly illuminates the rest of the Moon’s surface. Hope y’all enjoy, and please comment!

December 28, 2011 at 6:26 PM Leave a comment

The Orion Nebula (M42) – Dec. 5, 2011

So I realize I haven’t uploaded anything in a while, so I decided to put this up. It’s an image of the Orion Nebula derived from photos I took by using a website to remote-control a telescope. Pretty neat!

December 5, 2011 at 10:44 PM Leave a comment

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