Tonight skies were clear, and the Moon shone down on a cold windy Pembrokeshire.
I didn't fancy staying out long tonight, moonlight may warm the heart, but it doesn't warm the hands!
Before I escaped to the warmth of the house I set up the Nikon D3000 and tripod for a quick shot of the Plough.
|The Plough above the moonlit shed|
The above picture is my first D3000 attempt at a night shot of the constellations.
The biting westerly wind was beginning to chill..... time to get out of the cold..... but as usual I couldn't resist taking a few more shots....!
|Looking North West|
|Taurus and the Seven Sisters|
|Smoke on the Chimney|
As long as I kept the ISO at 800 the D3000 delivered some fairly good images.
In the above picture you can see the wood smoke in the chimney....
After a shivering quick hello to Perseus and Cassiopeia, it was time to pack up.
Astrophotography will have to wait for another night!