Greetings Earthlings!This is the first post of my AstronoMolly Images blog, which I've set the date to be a few days before my first log entry so as to be in chronological order, but was written in reality on July 6, 2017.
I got into astrophotography in August 2015, shortly after receiving my first telescope and gazing at the glory of Saturn with my friends. It was so amazing, I just *had* to share it with everyone! The less than two years it has been from trying to take a picture through the eyepiece with my camera on a tripod to winning my first astrophotography award have been meteoric and absolutely amazing. Enough of my friends and acquaintances enjoy my images and are curious about my process that I've decided to finally put a public face on my hobby and share my successes, failures, lessons learned, and the incredible things that exist out there in the universe with the world.
Looking through my dewey 8-inch Schmidt Cassegrain on my third trip out.
I've kept an astronomy log since day 1, a moment of foresight for which I am eternally grateful. I'll start out this blog by jumping all the way back to my first log entry, and then fill in subsequent posts with all of my log entries up to the present. Then you'll get to stay current with my new images, tricks, experiments, and adventures. Interspersed throughout will be tutorials on how to actually do all of these super cool astrophotography things.
Enjoy your journey to outer space through what is essentially a massive camera lens!
Note: I am preserving my log entries mostly as written. Added notes and context will generally be in square brackets.