Tag Archives: astrophotography

Moon Backdrop

Sometimes things just work out.  I was admiring the moon on the way home thinking how cool would it be to get a shot of a jet going across the moon……as it turned out the stars aligned, and it happened. 🙂

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December Night Moon

I have stated before, I love taking pictures of the moon.  Tonight was a beautiful night.  You can see the seas of fertility, tranquility and serenity, as well as the crater Copernicus.  I’ll be investing i n a better telephoto lens soon, so I’m looking forward to getting better and more clear shots.

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December Afternoon Moon

Its pretty cool being able to see the moon up over the eastern horizon at 3pm in the afternoon and the sun setting over the western horizon at the same time.  This moon shot was taken just after 3pm.

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Geminid Meteor Shower

My friend Rahul and I ventured out once again to bear the cold in the hopes of capturing a meteor.  First let me say it was COLD.  Upper 20’s, made for a chilly time.  Despite that, we saw some brilliant meteors, and one specifically that left a very nice trail.  Unfortunately our cameras were pointed in the wrong direction.

We did learn a lot in our adventure.  Mainly that it needs to be pitch black outside. The least little bit of light introduces a lot of noise.  You will see that below.  Regardless of how well the pictures turned out, it was a very exciting time.

I was surprised that I was able to capture 6 different meteors.  Like I said, there was a lot of light noise, and I had to adjust the exposure to see the meteors in the pics.  Not the best shots, but hey, I was very pleased to be fortunate enough to capture such a random event that last literally for only a second or two.

Here were my results:

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Good Morning Moon

Good Morning Moon

Out early this morning, and the moon was still hanging around. It was pretty cool with the sun rising in the east and the moon setting in the west. Not every day you get to see both so clearly.

Full Moon Wednesday

The moon decided to give me a fit this evening.  I took about a dozen pictures, and only this one was worth posting.  I wanted to get a picture closer to the horizon, however, I was a little late getting home so had to settle for a sky only shot.

Beautiful bright full moon tonight.  The tiny spec of light in the upper left of the picture is Jupiter.

ISO 100
Focal Length 250mm
Aperture f/5.6
Shutter Speed 1/200 sec