|Jupiter and the Moon 17/04/16|
I was feeling the cold tonight, so I decided to light the fire and grab myself some dandelion coffee; Thanks Helen :-). Observing Luna would have to wait another night.
Though I didn't entirely abandon the Moon.!
Before packing away the telescope I captured a few images of beautiful gibbous Selene.
The above image is a bit blurred at the edges, this is due to the method of photo capture that I use.. namely afocal photography.
Best described with this photo:-
Afocal photography is a brilliant way of capturing astro images, all you have to do is simply place the camera lens over the eyepiece of the telescope.
Though sometimes it can be a bit hit and miss. Tonight's lunar image was a bit miss around the lunar limb... Blame it on camera shake from cold hands!
As I was packing away the telescope ominous dark clouds to the west were gathering and slowly rolling in for the night....
Maybe sitting by the warming fire isn't such a bad idea.
Warm fingers crossed for more clear skies in the week ahead......