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Just a normal guy with a telescope. Prints on my website.

Florence, Arizona
Joined May 2014
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Andrew McCarthy
a year ago
For the last couple years, I have fully delved into backyard astrophotography from the city. My most common question- what kind of gear is needed if someone wants to learn to take these photos? Here is a full thread on the topic. #astrophotography #space #opteam
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a day ago
More action from the sun today. Our star is freaky.
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Andrew McCarthy
a day ago
That nice big solar prominence from earlier? Here is how much it moved over 45 minutes. Captured from my backyard with a modified 5" telescope. #astrophotography #space #opteam
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Andrew McCarthy
a day ago
Please don't point a telescope at the sun, kids. It'll melt your eyeballs. Quite literally.
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Andrew McCarthy
a day ago
Happening on the sun right now: This beast of a prominence lifting a Jupiter-sized mass of plasma into the atmosphere. Captured just a few minutes ago from my backyard solar scope. #astrophotography #space #opteam
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Andrew McCarthy
a day ago
The Monkey Head Nebula, captured by @ahawkinson and processed by me. This was captured using filters that isolate the emissions of the glowing gasses within the nebula. #astrophotography #space #opteam
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Andrew McCarthy
2 days ago
By the way, my HOA just approved my observatory for my backyard. Construction begins soon. Any interest in following my progress? Was thinking I'd youtube it.
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Andrew McCarthy
2 days ago
Make sure you check out @ahawkinson , he's the one who gave me the data and is working on incredible things.
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Andrew McCarthy
2 days ago
For context, this is how it looks completely unprocessed. Everything you see in that image is hidden in the raw data. If you're ever curious about how these are processed, I put together a tutorial and data set you can play with. (It's free)
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Andrew McCarthy
2 days ago
RT @starstrickenSF : tomorrow, my public course on Our Universe launches. many hours & looong nights have gone into making it fascinating, e…
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Andrew McCarthy
2 days ago
A friend captured this image of Bode's galaxy and I processed it. Unfortunately I'm limited in what I can do until I upgrade my setup, so it's fun to play with a proper dataset. #astrophotography #space #opteam
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Andrew McCarthy
4 days ago
Thanks David! Always weird seeing my work in print like this
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David Blanchflower BSc
4 days ago
In today's @DailyMirror An amazing ISS transit captured by @AJamesMcCarthy Well done Andrew!
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Andrew McCarthy
5 days ago
The same video but aligned to the station instead of the moon:
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Andrew McCarthy
5 days ago
I took all the frames I captured from yesterday's ISS transit and aligned to the station instead of the moon. Really helps you feel the speed of the craft- and this is slowed down 6x! (No the ISS didn't change directions, this is a bouncing loop) #astrophotography #space #opteam
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Andrew McCarthy
5 days ago
I took all the frames I captured from yesterday's ISS transit and aligned to the station instead of the moon. Really helps you feel the speed of the craft- and this is slowed down 6x! (No the ISS didn't change directions, this is a bouncing loop) #astrophotography #space #opteam
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