Saturday, February 12, 2011

Strike While the Irons Hot.



Due to the quality of the picture below and due to another good night I thought I would take another shot of the moon. This one was taken 2 hours after the first (4pm & 6pm respectively). Note the shadows on the craters and also the mountain range, left of mid centre.

I also threw in a picture of Jupiter, at the top, as I think it'll be my last as it slowly sinks toward the horizon. There's even 3 moons for you!!

Al

Daytime moon


Just a quick one.

Although I had a couple of good nights recently, saw the Plaedes, the Orion Nebula AND Andromeda all in one night the shots I took need a lot more work. I did take this shot of the moon about 30 minutes ago though. It's at 20X mag and is a stack of 3 pictures. Had I known how easy it was to stack I'd have taken more (Tch, still a lesson learned!)

Excuse the "blemishes" on the left hand side. Something needs a clean!

Al