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Astro Stuff

November 24th, 2013 · 1 Comment · General

Some various and sundry Astro things to wet your cosmic explorer tastebuds!

Moon, jet and contrail.

When you think about how much of the sky is taken up by the moon, you are probably talking about a bajillionth of an percentage or something like that. So, when you are sitting there and it looks like a passing jet might come close to it, let alone fly right across the face, the odds would be…what…astronomical?

A second later…neat to see the exhaust of the jet in there, too.

Partial eclipse from a few weeks ago.  West bank of the Potomac river in Northern Virginia (Woodbridge).  I was harshed a bit by that layer of clouds, but there was just enough of a gap to get this.  Very neat!

A few minutes later it looked like the eyes of the Sun Demon were eyeballin’ me!

Looking for Comet ISON this morning proved elusive, so I turned around and nabbed a shot of Jupiter with 4 of its largest moons strung out in its equatorial plane.  Taken with a Canon 5D Mk III and a 400mm zoom lens, .25/sec exposure, f/5.6, ISO 160.  Coolness to bring a pinpoint of light in the night (well, early morning) sky into something tangible.

 

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