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R.G. Daniel / 48 items

N 0 B 135 C 4 E Feb 23, 2012 F Feb 23, 2012
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First attempt at a star shot with the new camera. It's not very sharp, suggesting that the lens (kit zoom lens at widest angle) is not very accurate at infinte focus. Need to experiment in daylight, can't see anything through the lens at night.

Tags:   Astrometrydotnet:version=14400 Astrometrydotnet:id=alpha-201305-22895369 Astrometrydotnet:status=solved

N 0 B 319 C 0 E Feb 25, 2012 F Feb 25, 2012
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A pretty nice grouping of the two brightest planets plus the crescent moon, and a clear sky, got me out into the cold air this evening.

What's cool about this one is how well you can see the Earthshine portion of the thin crescent moon. The brightly lit crescent area threatens to "blow out" the rest of the moon (and in many shots it does) but here you can get a good look at the earthshine area, that portion of the moon which is illuminated only by sunlight reflecting off the Earth (unlike the crescent which is lit directly by the Sun). To the unaided eye, the Earthshine portion is just barely detectable.

Tags:   Jupiter Venus Moon astronomy

N 0 B 155 C 0 E Feb 25, 2012 F Feb 25, 2012
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A pretty nice grouping of the two brightest planets plus the crescent moon, and a clear sky, got me out into the cold air this evening.

It started getting cloudy, as you can see, so this was the last shot until after dinner.

Tags:   Jupiter Venus Moon astronomy

N 0 B 608 C 0 E Feb 25, 2012 F Feb 25, 2012
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A pretty nice grouping of the two brightest planets plus the crescent moon, and a clear sky, got me out into the cold air this evening.

Tags:   Jupiter Venus Moon astronomy

N 0 B 501 C 0 E Feb 25, 2012 F Feb 25, 2012
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Detail of the constellation of Orion, showing Orion's belt and -- are we still saying that's a sword?

xkcd.com/1020/

Tags:   orion belt sword astronomy


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