Art, Astrophotography, Moon, Photography, Space

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! 🙂
Art, Astrophotography, Nature, Photography, Science, Space, Sun

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

Art, Astrophotography, Photography, Space, Sun

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 at http://bongo69.wordpress.com/. 🙂

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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!

Art, Astrophotography, Photography, Space, Sun

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.

Art, Astrophotography, Moon, Photography, Space

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.

365-Day Project, Art, Creativity, Mystery, Nature, Photography, Uncategorized

Day 85 – Finding the Mystery

I do not seek. I find. – Pablo Picasso

I no longer look at “things” just as “things” anymore. Each becomes a potential image, a subject just waiting to be transformed into something that you just can’t tell what it is. Sometimes I succeed in my mission, other times not so much. But what I have found is a mission and a path of exploration. Who knows what I’ll find? Well, you will. 😉

I have not been able to restrict my postings to just “what is it?!?” mystery pictures, as some of you have seen, I am currently on an astrophotography kick, taking pictures of the sun, the moon, and the stars. I suppose the allure is that I don’t know what I’ll find until after I release the shutter. These little gifts come in the form of sun spots, crisp crater shadows, or lately, different colored streaks of stars in our night sky.

But alas, I think it would be impossible to disguise such items, so I’m left exploring our Earthly items, such as today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture. Can you tell?

What Is It?!?

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What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 84)

Is it a “fungus among us” (algae)? The moss/fungus/green stuff that grows on tree bark? Why, yes, it is fungus/algae. But where? Underwater? No? But close! On a rock? Yes! Fugus/algae on a rock.

Yesterday’s picture was inspired by that funky green algae/fungus and tiny crustaceans covering the rocks in a jetty on Tybee Island, Georgia. I thought the algae/fungus looks almost yarn-like. But obviously didn’t to Gail or Steve! Or Jerry. 😉 (See there, Jerry, gave you honorable mention!)

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Art, Astrophotography, Photography, Space

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!