Saturday, April 16, 2011

Riding a Robot!

Me riding an industrial robot arm powered by a friend in the streets of Baltimore. Found this looking through old photos and videos and thought it was worthy of a post. It was years ago and believe me I tried to figure out how I could get it to my place but the thing probably weighed a ton or more. It was there for a few weeks before it finally disappeared. Still sad I couldn't find a way to get it home. Still I got to ride on it -:]

Saturn at Opposition

Saturn at Opposition on April 4th which is when planets line up in this case Sun-Earth-Saturn. This Puts Saturn closest to Earth and high in the night sky and very bright because we are looking directly at Saturn's full day lit side. Though because of our orbits we are almost always looking at it's day light side. It was also the brightest it has been in 3 years because it was in opposition and it's rings are showing more and reflecting more light at us. This is by far the best picture of Saturn I have taken yet.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Nice Green Clip

I like this rusty green clip.

I also like it in 3D. To bad everyone doesn't have a nice 3D display. It looks much better in full color. The red/blue really kills the greenness of it.

Ringed Planet Reprocessed

There is a new version of Registax and it seems to work a bit better. At least it seems to pull a bit more detail out of the same images than the previous version. Here are the same two images of Saturn using the new Registax 6.

A little sharper right?

Starting t o look a bit over processed but I think it's still a bit crisper than before.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Look at that Ring

Yeah! Better pictures of Saturn.

Not sure which I like better but they are much better than any other pictures of Saturn I have taken so far.