The Well- tempered Telescope
M94 in Canes Venatici
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A telescope, CCD camera and a computer, combined, forms an intricate musical instrument that is capable of transporting you places unknown, stirring your senses, and letting your mind fly free of its confines, not through sonics or tone but by sight reading, alone. When successfully played this combination can produce immense musicality, if not necessarily in relation to everyday encounters, then a least through the way, barring exuberant excesses, it locates your reaction to and affinity for this pastime called astronomy. For many astro-photographers, the thousands of subjects hung in the heavens are exactly what they are meant to be- a reason to build an infinite variety of musically visual interpretations performed in a personal key.
January 30- February 5, 2006
RCOS 20- inch, SBIG STL-11000
550 minutes Luminance, 90 minutes Red, 54 minutes Green and 108 minutes Blue (All 1X1)