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My goal in life is to follow Jesus and to follow God's plan. I have done so for several years.

I believe in 2017, God led me to find @josias working on the project.
To be honest, I didn't know Jesus. I thought I thought I was going to hell and didn't deserve forgiveness.
Through working on that project, I realized Jesus loves me and died on the cross for me, and God
has a plan for my life. Since then, I have committed to following it.

I have been an amateur astronomer for several years.
God has shown me amazing things through my telescope, and I have learned a lot.
I have seen star clusters, planets, nebulae, galaxies, etc.

Science has strengthened my relationship with God.
It shows me the amazing design of the universe we have.
It has led me to admire God even more.

God made us explorers and gave us a beautiful universe to admire and study.

"Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them." - Psalm 111:2

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Nov 21 2020: ISS Pass Animation
The ISS passed over us again, 1 hour before last night's pass.

You can see it get smaller and blurrier as it moved farther away from me.

They are 30 separate images aligned in GIMP.
ISO 3200, 1/800s, f10
300mm Canon DSLR

If you look closely, you can see the two solar panels on the side.

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Nov 20 2020: ISS Pass Animation
I took 19 frames, and hand aligned and stacked them with GIMP.
This is with my 300mm lens, f10, ISO 1600, 1/640s

November 10-11 2020: Movement of mars relative to the Earth

Random Shower Thought:
With a car, you can explore a country.
With a plane, you can explore the world.
With a telescope, you can explore the universe.

Very disappointed in Microsoft's decision to force accounts on Minecraft Java edition.

Overall, it was a much better game before Microsoft took over.

I've created an assembler for my 4 bit wide 16 instruction set "architecture".

Single light frame (these are stacked to get the most detail)

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November 2 2020: The Dumbell Nebula

This nebula was pretty hard to find, especially in a very light polluted city. On a single raw picture it was a barely noticeable smudge.

November 2 2020: The Ring Nebula

The Ring Nebula is very small, even with my 300mm camera.
Hopefully you can spot it (the blue thing in the middle)

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Good morning everybody.

Today is sunday. Pandemy is at the second wave. We are in a story that history will tells to our children.

Stay safe. Wear your mask . Keep distance and wash your hands.

The other thing I highlighted is the Ring Nebula.

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