Astronomy, pictures, etc.

Over the last year, I’ve really gotten interested in astronomy and taken it on as a serious hobby. I got a really nice 12″ Orion GoTo Dobsonian Telescope for graduation and have messed around a bit with taking pictures. So far, it’s only been easy targets like the moon and the sun. We got some great pictures of the Venus transit last week and I wanted to share some of the cool pictures I’ve been taking. Expect temporary updates with new pictures.

Here is a picture of the scope with our homemade off-axis solar filter:

Next is the Venus transit and sunspots:

And the moon: