Author Archives: Michael Foegelle

Visit my YouTube channel!

I finally gave in and started my own YouTube channel for various videos I’ve been putting together. While I’ve typically done photographic records that I could come back and document with text, I found I wasn’t doing that very often, … Continue reading

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Dyson’s Radio, Free from Friday through Sunday, February 24th, 2019

See the previous post for details on the book. For some reason the originally scheduled sale on Wednesday didn’t fire.

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Published My First eBook!

When an amateur astronomer detects a modulated signal in the flash of a nova burst, the race is on to capture and decode the signal before it’s too late. This science fiction short story is my first self-published eBook through … Continue reading

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I think I’m done!

I started writing this post just over a year ago and then realized I wasn’t done, so I didn’t get much further than a title and a first line that I tossed.  However, at this point I think I’m about … Continue reading

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NexStarEquatorial Driver Released for Testing

In my ongoing quest to fully automate my observatory, I’ve been developing a number of ASCOM standard drivers for most of my custom equipment. The one thing I’ve wanted to do for some time is to find an alternative to … Continue reading

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Upgrading my Autoguider Camera

As we progressed through another galaxy season, I was constantly fighting to find a guide star that keeps my target framed.  With my remote controlled off-axis guider (OAG) setup, if I can’t find a good star in the guide camera … Continue reading

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A Sad Day for TXMOST!

Today was a sad day for the Texas Museum of Science and Technology as the temporary location in Cedar Park closed its doors.  It would have been a great day had that been due to moving into a permanent facility, … Continue reading

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New All-Sky Camera

My original NTSC all-sky camera had degraded to the point where it was useless.  The main problem was that the acrylic dome had weathered and aged to a fogged up brown color, but I also decided it was time for … Continue reading

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Introducing 3D Astrophotography

Today I’m introducing another artistic astrophotography processing gallery.  Through a rather complicated and painstaking process, it’s possible to convert a standard astrophoto into a 3D image. The actual 3D appearance is artificially created, but it still gives an idea of what … Continue reading

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Introducing “Astro Art”

You may notice that there’s a new folder in the gallery for what I refer to as “Astro Art.”  About a year ago I had an inspiration for an image of what it might look like to see one of … Continue reading

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