So our new place has a great balcony where I can set up my telescope. I wasn’t really able to use it much at our old condo. We have a great eastward vantage point so I can catch objects as they rise over the horizon. I took these photos as I was trying a few different lenses and filters.
If you’re interested these were taken using a Celestron NexStar SLT Series 130 SLT with a Philips ToUcam Pro II webcam.
I’ve been intrigued by flocking, schooling, and herding algorithms since running across the Boids web site.
It’s a little mesmerizing to watch for an extended period of time. On occasion, the prey will seem to not avoid the predator as much as they do other times. I’m not entirely sure why that is. But the interesting thing is that all of this behavior is provided by only a few basic rules. You can read more about Boids via the following link.