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Nice moon tonight!

Astrophotography, Gallery, Telescopes, Ultimate Astrophotography Challenge, Website Privacy Policy | Posted by Carol
Sep 09 2009

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This is at f/10.

Had another bash at Jupiter and could see the two main stripes quite clearly in the telescope.  Got closer to capturing a picture of it this time, but just as I got everything lined up and started to focus … the laptop went into power saving mode and switched off!!  This happened a couple of times and was really starting to irritate me, so I moved onto the moon since it had appeared by that point.

We’re forecast to have a couple of clear nights, so hopefully I’ll get out again tomorrow.

Here’s the moon video that the picture was generated from:

Ultimate Astrophotography Challenge!

Astrophotography, Ultimate Astrophotography Challenge | Posted by Carol
Sep 06 2009

I just came across the Ultimate Astrophotography Challenge and … WOW!  There’s a list of 109 objects to “acquire” including deep space, lunar, planetary and earth-related objects.

I think it’s a brilliant idea and while I’m so new to this that I’m only just getting to grips with imaging the moon, I’m setting myself the challenge of collecting all 109 of these objects.