"When beggars die, there are no comets seen;
The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes."

— William Shakespeare
Julius Cæsar

Moon

Moon/mountain?

Moon/mountain?

This image was taken when I first started imaging thru my 10" Meade LX200 about 7 years ago.   That was when I would try anything (and most of the time it was experimental) to get an image.  Joe Marzullo will back me up.   I usually try the "impossible" or "not likely to work" trial and error routine when it comes to imaging.   For example:  to take this image of a mountain inside a crater along the terminator of a 3 day new Moon,I added a tele-extender with an eyepiece placed inside, add this to my Pentax K1000 35mm camera, place this setup into

Infinite Dreams

Infinite Dreams

I hope you all like this picture.  It looked yellow when I saw it but I don't see yellow in the pic.  When the moon was appearing over the rooftops it looked bigger and like I was looking through a soap bubble.  Weird.  I hope this file is not too big or redundant.  I thought it was interesting.   I seem to be taking a lot of moon pics lately.  By the time I got the camera out the buble effect disappeared.  I set the cam to manual exposure and manual focus.  Now that I think some more...

MOON SEEN THROUGH REFRACTOR

MOON SEEN THROUGH REFRACTOR

FULL MOON

FULL MOON

HAND HELD PIC USING NEW CAM.

MOON

MOON

It has been said the Moon is at its' closest !

Recently the talk has been just how close the Moon would be this week, some saying the closest ever!

Appenine Mountains

Appenine Mountains

ARISTOTELES

ARISTOTELES

December 1, 2008, Moon, Jupiter and Venus

December 1, 2008, Moon, Jupiter and Venus

I don't remember the settings. I setup the digital camera on a tripod, shutoff the flash, and turned on the selftimer. This one the ISO was probably set at 100.

Moon @ 8AM_2

Moon @ 8AM_2

Moon a few days after the last Full Moon. 7 images staked with Registax 4.01

Third attempt at using the software. You don't want to see number 2!