Moon this morning


Its not great, but here she is.. Luna… or Selena (my fav. name!) or the Moon… Shot this morning roughly at 6:45am, with a Canon EOS Rebel 350D, 32mm eyepiece (focusing blows), no filters, 800 ISO (should have done 100 or 200 – but I forgot), exposure about 1/250.  She’s pretty, but a little rough around the edges, my fault, I can’t seem to focus properly (any help will be most appreciated!). Enjoy.

Sol (aka the Sun)

The Sun

Here is the sun, taken today with my Canon EOS 350D. This is the first decent picture I have taken with the new camera. There are no sun spots, but hopefully that will change soon. Hopefully I’ll be able to figure out all of the right settings for tonight – another clear night in Athens, GA!


Saturn  Saturn  Saturn  Saturn  Saturn  Saturn

Here are some pictures of Saturn – not great, but with my Canon A75 its about the best I can do… now for the moon. Moon pictures should be coming soon… got the coffee maker working!

Photos so far…

Seven Sisters  Seven Sisters  Orion’s Nebula (Orion A)

Here is what I have so far… although not great, but I think my scope is finally getting to temp. The two on the left are the Seven Sisters Nebula cluster (although I don’t think I got all seven – Andrew help me out!) the one on the left is Orion’s Nebula – or Orion A (sorry it didn’t put that last time) – it is part of Orion’s Sword, right in the middle (the middle of the three). I’m bout to head back out soon… the Moon is’t up yet, and I may attempt Saturn… never done that before, but Dr. Schmude (old Astronomy prof.) said I should!

New Astronomy Pictures

Sun - Jan. 23, 2008  Near Full Moon

Here is the Sun, not a great pic, but just wanted to take it. No sunspots, etc. Here is the Moon taken this morning (Jan 23, 2008) at around 7am EST. The Moon was taken with my Canon EOS 350D with no telescope. Both pictures taken today from Athens, GA.


Okay, the Sun, it sucks… well, not really, the Sun is awesome, but, with only a white light filter, right now it is pretty boring (to look at). Now, if anyone has a H-Alpha filtered telescope… and lives in the Athens, GA, or Thomaston, GA area… and actually reads this blog (doubtful), then I would like… love… begging… to be able to come by and snap some pictures. Anyway, it is supposed to be clear (partly cloudy and cold) here in Athens tonight, almost a full moon, etc, so I am going to make some photographic attempts. If there are any requests, pass them on, just keep in mind its heavily light polluted, I use a Dobsonian (not great for astrophotography), and I don’t have the adapter for my SLR yet. But, feel free to request (it means actual comments on my page!)

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