Friday, December 26, 2008

Solar Imaging Session - December 27, 2008


After a long spell of no solar imaging because if bad weather, I was blessed with a relatively sunny sky this morning and I didn't waste time to observe the Sun and was able to see several large eruptive prominences! Images were taken using ATK-1HS II webcam on Coronado PST-Ha and 2x barlow lens. Seeing was fair that morning at 1/5.

Monday, December 1, 2008

December 1, 2008 Moon, Venus & Jupiter Conjunction


The Trio conjunction of the Crescent Moon together with close planetary pair Venus and Jupiter pose a very good opportunity for astrophotographers to image them after sunset. I was able to image the conjunction but one of my images that Im sharing shows a "Witch Head" like cloud with the Moon acting as her Chin Ring while Venus (left) acts as a light reflection of Jupiter (right) on her left eye :) LOL Image was taken using a compact Canon 650IS digital camera at 210mm f/4.8 at ISO400. Exposure was 2 secs.