Category Archives: Moon

The Moon on November 1, 2014

The Moon on November 2nd, 2014. 1/500th sec @ ISO 100, TV-85 at F/5.6, IDAS-LPS, Modified Canon T3.
The Moon on November 2nd, 2014. 1/500th sec @ ISO 100, TV-85 at F/5.6, IDAS-LPS, Modified Canon T3.

A bright moon dominated the night sky on the evening of Nov 2nd, 2014.  I used it as a focusing target before starting to shoot DSO’s.  The image came out good enough to post here.

October 2014 Lunar Eclipse

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Lunar Eclipse on October 8, 2014. Shot with a JVC HD Video Recorder.

The eclipse of the Moon on October 8, 2014.    This was shot with a JVC HD Video Recorder.  I made stills of the moon from the movie clips I took.   Some were used to make this composite image.  I never tried a video camera before for an eclipse, so this was a learning experience.

Unfortunately, before the eclipse got going good, fog came in really heavy and the totality part of the eclipse was seen for just a minute or so.   Before I knew it, the moon had sank too low into the fog and was swallowed by it.    I barely got a shot off.  Oh, well… at least I did not scratch.  LoL  🙂

Comet Panstarrs & The Moon – March 12th, 2013

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Comet Panstarrs & The Moon, March 12, 2013

 

Possibly the most photogenic part of Comet Panstarrs apparition occurred on March 12, 2013 and luckily, I had clear weather.  I took a number of images, all with a Canon 200mm at F/2.8, a Canon XS (modified) and my little CG3 mount and a laptop.  This particular image is a 2 second exposure at ISO 800.

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Comet Panstarrs & The Moon 2

Comet Pan-STARRS and the Moon Above the Murk
Comet Pan-STARRS and the Moon Above the Murk

I shot this at the start of the session, before the comet and the moon sank too deep into the murk.   This is a one second exposure at ISO 200, Canon 200mm lens at F/2.8.   Lots of twilight still, but dark enough to show a good portion of the comet’s tail.