Monthly Archives: October 2019

Back to the Cave

This past weekend we had a New Moon and, surprisingly for this late in the year, good weather.  So I went to my favorite dark sky site, SkyView Acres, in Goldendale, WA.  I don’t think I’ve ever gone to a star party this late in the year.  My primary goal was to get some good RGB data of the Cave Nebula to go with the narrowband data I captured recently from home. The first night was great, although a bit cold.  I was getting some of the sharpest images I’ve had in this area, with an average FWHM of 2 […]


I won’t admit to having any particular phobias, but do believe that it’s quite insane to be crawling around through narrow passages deep underground (I’ve also never had even the slightest desire to jump out of an airplane).  So I recently explored a different kind of exotic structure, the Cave Nebula.  This is one of the targets I attempted to capture during the last dark site star party a few weeks ago, but something went wrong with that capture, so I’ve been working on it from home on the handful of clear nights we’ve had since then.  The Cave is […]