Some might recall this video I shared earlier this week:
I added the photos below to the existing SmugMug gallery HERE. If you watched the video, you know the 19th and 20th offered the opportunity of photographing two different isosceles triangles. The previous post (HERE) showed the first.
Here is the second.
As usual, you can click on the photo to get the larger version open up in a new tab or window. These next ones are all panorama from multiple photos. It’s unfortunate my borders got close to Jupiter, but I was not about to redo them (these are generated in batch mode).
Yes, they are repetitive. But, dang it, I spent time on them so I’m going to show them.
Here is a single shot of the scene.
After this, I went in to spend some time with Melisa. We watched a few episodes of Hawaii 5-oh (the new version). Just as improbable now as the original was then, but watchable; we’ll see how it develops.
The above shots were hand-held . . . but then I went out to see how things were, and I decided to set up the tripod.
The first exposure was too long . . .
That’s the crescent moon, Jupiter, and Venus as they neared the horizon. A thin layer of clouds veiled the celestial objects, but I thought the scene was worth photographing. Here are my next two attempts.
Other than them wispy clouds the night sky was clear and liberally sprinkled with stars.
This next shot shows the Big Dipper.
Again, clicking on the photo or going to the SmugMug Gallery might give you a better look.
I then had the idea of capturing the Big Dipper with the Moon-Jupiter-Venus triangle. Here are my two tries at it.
Well, I then wanted a closer look at the Big Dipper and the night sky.
. . . there be a lot of stars . . .
Just then, the wispy clouds offered up a decent sight . . .
That’s my favorite shot of the evening.
I took two more shots of the Big Dipper and captured the trace of a satellite overhead (upper right quadrant in both photos.
The orange you see in some of the photos is the light coming from Castle Rock to our North. The artificial light reflects on the clouds and atmosphere, polluting the pure black of the sky.
These next two are two different exposures and zoom of portions of the sky above me.
There is a neat site that will tell you the position of the moons for any given time. This is the data for when I snapped the photo following the graphic.:
Now, this is not as clear a photo as I had on the original post, likely due to the planet being lower on the horizon and the light having to traverse more atmosphere, there being more humidity (this is June, and the original was shot on a cold night in March), and the photography furies holding a grudge with me. Or, I suck.
Here is a B&W version:
Io and Calisto are close to the planet, and the diffraction (diffusion?) of the air we breathe has Jupiter’s light wash out the two moons, thus they appear as but a single bump.
Anyway, while I was at it, I shot the crescent moon as well. Here is a B&W and a Color version.
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