Tag Archives: astronomy

smart lens …

Toronto. We are familiar nowadays with smartphones, but what about a smart lens? Just over a century ago (1922), the lens shown here went to Australia to aid in proving a theory published in 1916. Another example of the valuable … Continue reading

Posted in history | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on smart lens …

heavenly shower

Toronto. Each year as the world rotates around the sun, it passes through the comet debris known as the Perseids meteors. The best and most spectacular display of the resulting ‘shooting stars’ is mid August. While Astronomical  Photography was and … Continue reading

Posted in history | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on heavenly shower

by the light of the silvery moon

Toronto. From the very beginning of photography, the moon and photography have worked closely together. John William Draper made his daguerreotype of the moon in 1840. It is the earliest existing photographic image of the moon. A cleaned up version … Continue reading

Posted in history | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on by the light of the silvery moon

Star Light, Star Bright…

Toronto. Membership Secretary Wayne Gilbert sent me this document by Scott Jarvis, a Southern Ontario sports/journalism photographer. Scott offers “Six Tips for Stellar Photography“. The link takes you to the article on Henry’s Blog, or you can click on the … Continue reading

Posted in activities-other, processes | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Star Light, Star Bright…