Thursday, 23 May 2013

Moonlight on the western wall and a touch of blue.


Last week was spent at a friends' smallholding. I had no telescopes, no binoculars and most importantly no streetlights...!

The skies were clear, the Moonlight shone on the west facing wall of our friends' house,  there was no sodium glare to spoil the show..  I recall one evening..... just gone midnight....

I was tired and fast falling asleep, but outside in the dim moonlit night Cassiopeia was shining brightly...  and it was on my mind to capture an image... 

I grabbed the camera, and propped it against the north facing window and took maybe ten shots, all with approximately six seconds of exposure.

As I was half asleep, the lens wasn't in focus, but the image that I post above conveyed the mood of that most wonderful of constellations.

It was great to simply drink in the night sky without the need of objective glass or reflector,..  plus the total absence of streetlighting was wonderful...

 Yesterday's reflected Sunlight. 


Yesterday I managed a Solar image, but unlike my usual yellow tinted images, this time I added a touch of blue.

Clear Skies ....

2 comments:

mike pritchard said...

The Western Wall picture makes mine look good - more please!!

Seriously though your Perseids dancing over the rooftop is very nice.

Sometimes the best pictures are those that are the least complicated.

All the best Mark (& regards to Helen). :)

Pembrokeshire Astronomer said...

Thank You Mike..... :0)

Hope all is well with you both....

Hello to Sue

Mark.... :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...