Tuesday, July 21, 2009

NGC 7337

A galaxy in the constellation Pegasus. There are a series of smaller galaxies near this as seen closely in the picture.

Monday, July 20, 2009

M54, Globular

A Globular Cluster in the constellation Sagittarius. About 87,000 light years from Earth, M54 is about 150 light years across.

Pinwheel Galaxy, M101

A face-on spiral galaxy about 27 million light years from Earth. It is in the constellation Ursa Major (Big Dipper). It is nearly twice as big as our own Milky Way Galaxy.

Lagoon Nebula, M8

A giant interstellar cloud in the constellation Sagittarius. Estimated to be 4,100 light years away.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Fort Davis, TX

Leaving for Fort Davis on July 16 and I'm hoping for clear skies. I'm hoping to get some great images so I can post them on the blog. Haven't done much lately since I've been busy this summer doing things with the family. Been working like crazy with the Midland Planning and Zoning to work out some wordage on the lighting ordinance. Things are starting to go really well and hopefully I will be on the commission starting in August. I don't really know the advantage for this other than I get to voice my opinion on the type of outdoor lighting being installed on new construction.