Thursday, May 08, 2008

Oh, well

Well, last night was not as clear as the previous nights. The moon was easy enough, and we did get to see Mercury through one of the telescopes before sunset (so it was still relatively high in the sky), but the haze and clouds moved in and you couldn't see it. You can see how the moon's light is diffused through the haze... See also how much the moon moves from one night to the next? Compare to Tues night.

Image details...
Camera: Canon 20Da, f/5.6, ISO 800
Date/Time: 5/7/2008 8:40:01 PM
Exposure: 0.6sec
Lens: 17.0 - 85.0mm at 35.0mm

But since we were out there, I did get some pics of the moon through my telescope ... The horizon is not great, so I couldn't get Mercury in mine. Besides which, it would still have only shown up as a dot in a photo through that scope. So here's the moon...

Why is the sky so dark considering the time I took it? Well, I applied auto-color in PS7...

Image details...
Camera: Canon 20Da, ISO 800
Date/Time: 5/7/2008 8:18:51 PM
Exposure: 1/60sec
Lens: Astro-Physics Starfire 152mm (6") f/9 refractor

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