Jupiter and more from Providence, RI
It’s been about a year since I have posted anything astronomy wise, but here are some. They are not spectacular for a few reasons 1) I have never used a Nikon before 2) it was cloudy & 3) well… it is Providence, lots of light. Oh, and the Jupiter one might actually be Vega or possible Deneb, it is hard to tell with the clouds.
Jupiter & Sagittarius – 8/1/08
Okay, I lied, its was not completely cloudy, still, local lights messed with these shot more then I would have liked!
Ursa Major – The Rest of the Big Dipper
Last night I posted a picture featuring Mizar and Alcor, a nice double star located in the handle of the Big Dipper, an asterism in the constellation Ursa Major. Well, I did not get all of the Big Dipper in the shot, so here is the rest of the Big Dipper.
Mizar, Alcor & Ursa Major – 7/31/08
Here is one of my favorite targets in my telescope – Mizar and Alcor, a double star in Ursa Major, aka the Big Dipper.
Lyra, upclose – 7/31/08
I decided to go 55mm instead of 18mm and get “close in” shots. This is the first one I have processed, and I have a few more which I will get on here in a little bit. Again, these can also be made for desktop backgrounds, just let me know if you want one.