Flintstone Stargazing

July 10, 2008

Not much gazing tonight

Filed under: Clouds, Observation Journal — Ed @ 6:36 pm

The Sun shining through the clouds

The sun peeked through the clouds just a bit, but it looks like it will be a very cloudy night tonight. That’s okay – I’ve got a Barnard Astronomical Society meeting tonight.



  1. Hey, did you take this with your D50? It looks like you’re going through exactly the same problem as I am at the moment – electrostatic dust on the CCD sensor.


    Comment by Pierre — July 11, 2008 @ 11:06 am

  2. Yeah – I’d been noticing that. I was going to blow/brush it off with my little camera brush/blower thingy.

    Comment by Ed — July 11, 2008 @ 11:20 am

  3. Have you done that before? The reason I ask is that I haven’t cleaned my CCD sensor before so I’m wondering how sensitive it is to cleaning. I’ve heard different answers from different folks, especially on Astromart.


    Comment by Pierre — July 11, 2008 @ 3:34 pm

  4. I haven’t, but I’ve heard several recommendations that say that using a blower brush should be the best bet. Several have said not to use canned air. I’m going to try it tonight. I’ll let you know how it goes.

    Comment by Ed — July 11, 2008 @ 3:38 pm

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