The June 2015 Night Sky – Part II

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.

June 2015 Celestial Show

June 2015 Celestial Show

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).

June 2015 Celestial Show

June 2015 Celestial Show

June 2015 Celestial Show

June 2015 Celestial Show

June 2015 Celestial Show

June 2015 Celestial Show

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.

June 2015 Celestial Show

June 2015 Celestial Show

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 . . .

June 2015 Celestial Show

June 2015 Celestial Show

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.

June 2015 Celestial Show

June 2015 Celestial Show

June 2015 Celestial Show

June 2015 Celestial Show

Other than them wispy clouds the night sky was clear and liberally sprinkled with stars.

This next shot shows the Big Dipper.

June 2015 Celestial Show

June 2015 Celestial Show

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.

June 2015 Celestial Show

June 2015 Celestial Show

June 2015 Celestial Show

June 2015 Celestial Show

Well, I then wanted a closer look at the Big Dipper and the night sky.

June 2015 Celestial Show

June 2015 Celestial Show

. . . there be a lot of stars . . .

Just then, the wispy clouds offered up a decent sight . . .

June 2015 Celestial Show

June 2015 Celestial Show

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.

June 2015 Celestial Show

June 2015 Celestial Show

June 2015 Celestial Show

June 2015 Celestial Show

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.

June 2015 Celestial Show

June 2015 Celestial Show

June 2015 Celestial Show

June 2015 Celestial Show

The next day (the 22nd) I tried recreating an old post of mine (HERE). Namely, photographing the Galilean Moons.

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.:

Moons

June 2015 Celestial Show

June 2015 Celestial Show

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:

June 2015 Celestial Show

June 2015 Celestial Show

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.

June 2015 Celestial Show

June 2015 Celestial Show

June 2015 Celestial Show

June 2015 Celestial Show

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12 Responses to The June 2015 Night Sky – Part II

  1. sandra getgood says:

    Amazing pictures!

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  2. mybrightlife says:

    Especially enjoyed the moon shots. Have been spending lots of time staring at the night sky this month!

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    • disperser says:

      When it’s clear I make it a habit of stepping out onto the back deck for a look-see. I can usually see a gazbillion stars, the occasional satellite, and I generally have a 50-50 chance of seeing some small meteor leave a trail.

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      • mybrightlife says:

        That sounds like an amazing daily show. We are a little way out of town in a coastal village and already located on ‘the dark continent’ which is riddled with load shedding problems so our sky is pretty awesome at the moment too. But meteor trails I haven’t seen….new challenge!

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  3. oneowner says:

    There are some excellent shots here. Well done. I should drag my lazy a*# out after dark, set up the tripod and shoot some stuff. Damn, I forgot the almost constant overcast sky around here!

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    • disperser says:

      Thank you.

      We have almost the opposite . . . mostly clear skies with minimum light pollution unless some idiot neighbor leaves their outside lights on.

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  4. Amazing, beautiful captures of the nighttime shows, Emilio! WOW on the crescent moon shots!
    I take a late night walk every night just to enjoy those sights! Your photos (like the real thing) remind me of how vast and amazing the universe is! I am so glad just to be a small part of it all! :-)
    I have not tried the “new” Hawaii 50 show…I have friends who like it. I like the theme song, still. :-) And the “old” “Book ’em, Danno.” :-P
    HUGS!!! :-)

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    • disperser says:

      Thanks, diem3. I should do more serious shooting of the nighttime sky.

      We’re on the third or fourth show, and it’s beginning to show signs of “reaching”. By that I mean dubious plots, dubious action, and inconsistent procedures. Will see how long before the aggravation factor overcomes our desire to have something to (occasionally) watch.

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  5. Thank you, Disperser. That beautiful blue night sky and the video are just wonderful. ;-)

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  6. AnnMarie says:

    Very beautiful shots and awe inspiring. Sure do miss those dark and starry skies.

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