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Redwood Bowmen New Years 2016
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This is a stream of image from my telescope that will be set up at the Chabot Space and Science Center, in Oakland, CA.

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Attention archery geeks! I have figured out, and made work, a clicker (draw check) that complies with barebow equipment restrictions and is compatible with string walking. It's actually an off-the-shelf Clickety-click clicker, but the hack is to mount it high, near the grip. That makes it relatively insensitive to hand positions on the string, making it compatible with string walking. Since the entire mechinism is below the arrow, it is NFAA/IFAA barebow legal.

And I shot a Vegas league with it last night and shot a personal best! So now I just need to keep up the practice until the Vegas Shoot, and we shall see then.
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We got a "nest" learning thermostat yesterday. It is something of a nerd toy, but it makes me think that the so called "internet of things" might actually be of value some day. Color me impressed.

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This is a dump of all the pictures I took at the Redwood Bowmen Turkey Shoot, which was 16 November, 2014. Good times were had by all.
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Redwood Bowmen Turkey Shoot 2014
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Here is a sample picture of the 23 October 2014 partial solar eclipse. This was taken at the Chabot Space and Science Center using a 120mm refractor (1000mm f.l.) with a Nikon D80 camera. I have images spanning the event, so when I get my act together I will try to make a time lapse.
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Lunar Eclipse, April 2014
In the west coast of the United States we had a total lunar eclipse, and at the Chabot Space and Science Center we made an event out of it. And as is my style, I was there with my telescope and camera trying to capture the event. I took a lot of images with...

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I finally found time to post this picture of a globular cluster I took through Rachael.

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I FINALLY posted my time-lapse video from the Venus transit. I felt like it was time to get to it, because I'm starting to build up a backlog of astro-photography projects.
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