Art, Creativity, Moon, Photographs, Photography, Space

Slice of the Moon

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Beautiful, crisp nights just perfect for night-sky exploration. Bella Luna!

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Day After a Full Moon

So I was just a few hours late of capturing the last full moon, but probably best that it wasn’t in totality since I managed to see some mighty impressive crater shadows. Here are two photos, one of the “full” moon, and the other one focusing on the craters.

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You don’t realize how deep these craters are until you see the shadows!
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The moon in full-blown beauty mode! πŸ™‚
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The Traveling Sun Spot

I viewed the sun at three different times today, and each time this glorious orb gave much to see. Following are pics from the second and third viewings (using my telescope, camera, and solar filter). Click the pictures to see the descriptions and all of the sun spots!Image

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Monster Sun Spot!

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Lots of solar activity today, including a monster sun spot!
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This photo was taken with a 2x “doubler” so this picture is not cropped! Looks much more impressive through the eyepiece, in this case, my camera.
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Solar Sensations

 

If you want to see some other truly amazing sun photos, visit Andrew’s “Above the Clouds” blog atΒ http://bongo69.wordpress.com/. πŸ™‚

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Red Sun Rising

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The sun is alive with sun spots today! Got a new t-ring adapter that allows my camera to attach to my telescope, and am very happy that it works much easier than my older one. I’ll be taking more pictures this evening!

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Sun Glorious Sun

Sun spot located upper right quadrant.
Sun spot located upper right quadrant.
Is that a sun spot on the top, too?
Is that a sun spot on the top, too?
This spot (flare?) suddenly appeared.
This spot (flare?) suddenly appeared.

Managed to get some sun time in today, these pictures were taken using the telescope as the camera lens. Note the spot/flare that appears in the lower left quadrant, it was only captured in one photo.

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Bella Luna

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Photograph of Bella Luna, captured March 21, 2013 11:44 p.m. using my 90mm telescope as the lens to my camera.

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Twenty-Minute View of the Heavens

ImageThese are star trails captured during a 20-minute time-lapse view into the celestial heavens.

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Star Trails

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Wish that I could tell you which stars we are looking at, but I cannot. I can, however, tell you that this was a 12-minute time lapse exposure. My first attempt at capturing star trails! I learned the Earth indeed does move at hyper speed!