posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 12:13 PM
Many thanks for your opinions.
First of all, I feel that I should add something here that may make you want to re-examine your comments.
The streamers of light are interwoven, in other words vertical passes in front of and behind the horizontal passes, etc. Strange behavior, which I
feel can't be explained. Unfortunetly, the house which is blacked out, is a private residence and I respect the owner's right to privacy. It is not
blurred in any way, in fact its quite sharp, negating the theory of camera movement.
My observatory is setup quite solid. The mount is set on a cement pier with isolation from the building. This is done to avoid even my footsteps
causing any vibrations to my camera or telescope. Due to minor imperfections in the worm gear I preload my mount with a small weight to take up any
slack in the drive gears, which requires me to lock the mount so it doesn't move at all times. This presents a very good observation system which is
able to achieve long exposure imaging quite well.
When the locks are on there is no easy way to move the mount other than computer commanded or the handpad. Both are located farther than I can reach
from the telescope in my warm room at the back of the observatory.
If my mount was that sloppy then, long exposure photography would not be achievable.
The camera is mounted on a special mounting area which has no flexture at all. To blur an image would take a strong knock to the mounting. The optical
tube also is flexture free with re-enforcements around the tube.
I have done this over and over for many years and have never seen anything like the pic I posted. I have seen images which suffered from bumps, but
not vertical and horizontal movements with inter-weaving.
I guess I may never find out what is behind these light streams, I call them unknowns simply because thats what they are til I can see this