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Stargazing My Astrophotography Site

  1. Dec 4, 2005 #1

    russ_watters

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    Yes, I know, shameless spam. Anyway, I've finally put up a site of my astrophotography. I'd like some feedback about the design, as I'm not a very creative person...

    www.russsscope.net
     
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    Wow, that's pretty cool. Those saturn pictures are awesome. If I had to date a planet I'd date Saturn.
     
  4. Dec 4, 2005 #3

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    Thanks - it's a stretch, but are you thinking the rings look like boobs?
     
  5. Dec 4, 2005 #4
    I don't care for stretched boobs.
     
  6. Dec 4, 2005 #5

    Lisa!

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    If there was a planet or star in that man's hand(I guess that's you), it looked better!
     
  7. Dec 4, 2005 #6
    nice site ^_^
     
  8. Dec 4, 2005 #7

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    Those are some amazing pics! I love the moon ones.
     
  9. Dec 4, 2005 #8
    Really cool! I wish I had a good telescope...
     
  10. Dec 4, 2005 #9

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    Geek. :tongue:


    Beautiful photos though. I was thinking of getting a half-decent telescope and camera mount, but found something else to spend my money on instead...
     
  11. Dec 4, 2005 #10

    Art

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    The site looks excellent. Are you a member of any astronomy clubs in your area or do you just dabble alone?
     
  12. Dec 4, 2005 #11
    Your pics are nice Russ.
    The site also looks good. Pretty clean and minimalist.
    The link to your links page was dead when I tried it. Might just be my computer though.
     
  13. Dec 4, 2005 #12

    ranger

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    I'm getting a "Not Found" too.

    Great site Russ. I especially love your "Deep space" pics.
     
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  14. Dec 4, 2005 #13
    Very nice stuff russ. I like those mars shots, much better than the naked eye views I've ever gotten of it. And of course, Saturn is amazing to see.
     
  15. Dec 4, 2005 #14

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    Clearly "not creative" --- legible font, readable color against a contrasting background, pictures labelled and in order --- even I can find my way around and understand what I'm seeing.
     
  16. Dec 4, 2005 #15

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    Nice site. I added it to my favourites, and I'll see the progress in the time to come. :)
     
  17. Dec 4, 2005 #16

    russ_watters

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    Yeah, that's me - can't tell I'm an engineer, can you?
    No, I haven't made that page yet. But PF will be on top when I do...
    Thanks - no, I'm not a member of any clubs, though I really should find one to join.
    Yeah, that's the benefit of simplicity - I wish I could say that was intentional, but I think I'd be more creative if I could be.
     
  18. Dec 4, 2005 #17

    Bystander

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    Please don't get too artsy --- it has deleterious effects on political positions.
     
  19. Dec 4, 2005 #18

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    Nice pics Russ, and that's one of the better pics of you too - you look like a cool :cool: engineer (not nerdy or geeky).

    I agree with Bystander, don't make it too artsy. Keep it simple and informative, maybe like APOD with picture and description of the image.
     
  20. Dec 4, 2005 #19

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    Well, since I'm pretty minimalist myself, I like the site! Very cool! Of all of the pictures, so far I really like the ones of the moon best with all the detail! Amazing!

    That thumbnail of your set-up with the umbrella to shield you from the floodlight gets and error 404 when I click for a larger image. You should visit me sometime with your equipment...I'm sure we can find some good locations for you that don't have much background light (even if it means standing in the middle of a cow pasture :biggrin:). One thing that really struck me when I moved here is that the sky was amazingly clear at night! And there's very little light pollution around (or you can get away from it quickly enough). One night, I thought one of the neighbors had left their back patio floodlights on, there was such bright light shining in my patio door...I looked around and realized with the sky so clear, it was all moonlight! :bugeye: (And, yeah, oddly enough, I thought of you when I noticed this.) You might be able to get some fantastic moon pictures around here.

    Maybe when spring comes along and the winter clouds clear away (it's been cloudy a lot since the middle of November), you should visit and see what you can see out here. I'm only a few hours away now.
     
  21. Dec 4, 2005 #20

    Danger

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    Great work, Russ. Now if only your political outlook was as clear as your photography... :uhh:
     
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