Thursday, 26 January 2012

The Moon and Venus dancing....


It was cloudy all day today...... with the odd shower thrown in for good measure. 

According to the weather forecast website that I follow there was to be a break in the clouds around teatime.... 

They were thankfully right!!!  :0)

Like magic the clouds parted.... and as the days light faded I was greeted with the the Moon and Venus dancing above the trees at the end of our garden....  PERFECT !!  :0)
 

I was using our Nikon D50 camera with a 300mm lens set up on a tripod. 

For the above shots the camera was set up at 1/13 of a second ISO at f9.

Also I was able to capture a bit of the Da Vinci Glow (Earth Shine)... and you can also see from this photo a bit of glow from some passing clouds.



I noticed Jupiter was almost due South and I was wondering if the 300mm camera lens would be able to pick out any detail of the Jovian Moons...  

I aimed the camera and tried a two second exposure...   


This was the result........Jupiter's satellites are clearly visible... 



Wonderful celestial show tonight...

I would like to say a big Thank You to all the clouds for staying away  :0)

2 comments:

Sidewalk Universe said...

Some people.....tea and celestial treats just in the nick of time!

Some people.....:)

Pembrokeshire Astronomer said...

Hi SUG, I couldn't have time the weather better if I'd tried.. :0)

I didn't have the cup of tea....but I did have the sandwiches whilst I was observing... :0))

Pembs... :0)

Nearby.. a lone dog howls..

The Full Mackerel Moon will be upon us on Monday,  nearby I can hear a dog practicing its lunar howling! Up above, the slow moving clouds...