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Hello from Central Texas

06 Dec, 2018 20:02
Call me Al
I'm a fledgling astrophotographer living under overcast skies in Texas.
I don't have a dark site, either, so I spend a lot of time on forums instead of using my equipment.
I've posted a few images from the past few years but I haven't taken anything new since the Transit of Venus and the last full Solar Eclipse.
I hope to be able to learn a lot from the fine folks on this forum!
– Al
(looking at the next week of rain and cloudy skies)
Edited 06 Dec, 2018 20:03
06 Dec, 2018 20:58
Hi Al,

welcome to AstroBin. I hope you find the time and motivation to take more images and spend less time in the forums :-) If you dont have a dark sky, you can take great images using the narrowband-technique.

Glad you've found us!

Clear (and dark) skies from germany!
07 Dec, 2018 20:59
Howdy Al! I certainly agree with that assessment of central Texas weather, especially with today's heavy rain. It's just a matter of patiently waiting for a few good nights to get that worthwhile shot! I find that March and July are usually the months most likely to have good nights.

17 Dec, 2018 13:13
Hi Al, Have you tried imaging at Pedernales Falls State Park or Enchanted Rock SNA? The first is a Bortle 3-4 and the latter is a Bortle 3. It involves some driving of course but I do a lot of my astro at those two places. I live in Austin in a Bortle 8 so I know what you mean.
17 Dec, 2018 20:25
Hi Folks, I am Ray from Ray's Astrophotography You Tube Channel.  I live in up north of Dallas,Texas.  I love Astrophotography and Astronomy in general.  Whenever I have usually spend time on learning something about Space.

18 Dec, 2018 21:22
Hello Al, welcome to the forums. I am also from central Texas! Currently I am doing an assignment for my job overseas for the next year but I should be returning after. It's nice to meet locals who also enjoy astrophotography. I hope to see you around someday and I look forward to new images you share.

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