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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Clear Deep Sky


Hello all  , hope everyone is having a good weekend so far .

I thought I would take a couple of photos of the moon and a planet as the sky was so clear .  It is known to Astronomers  as  a waxing crescent which means it is working its self to a full moon as each night passes !  To the eye it is just a sliver of light ! If you were to get a pair of binoculars or a telescope you could see the rest of the moon that is shadowed and be able to see thousands of more stars and planets !  The differents between a star and a planet is a star is a huge ball of hot glowing gasses  such as our sun ! A planet is a smaller solid body which does not shine on its own but rather light reflected from a star ! The planet you see here in the photo is called  Venus !


                                        Click to enlarge if you please !


         I should of used a tripod  and set the camera for timed exposure but sometimes it takes to long to set it up for my liking, as soon as I see a photo opportunity  I have to take it almost there and then even if it isn't perfect . I sometimes find that photos that aren't perfect can also be the interesting ones !  

As amateur Astronomer's Papa and I often look up to deep dark sky's ! Its a whole new world out there !

                                    Until next time hope you all have a great day !

                                                  Country Gal


Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

This is just wonderful! Give Miggy a huge hug from us.

Julie Marie said...

Just beautiful!... I love the night sky... xoxo Julie Marie

Red said...

You're lucky to live in an area that has clear skies and little or no light pollution. Keep on watching the skies.

fernvalley01 said...

wonderful,I never can get good night shots

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Simple and yet spectacular moon shot !!!!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

What lens and exif if you may share, i tried moon shots for a few time but never one look any good !!!!

Muffy's Marks said...

looking at the same moon, wishing you peace.

Far Side of Fifty said...

I like the night sky too:)

Lois Evensen said...

How lovely. We find being at sea is a wonderful way to see the sky at night. Also, thunderstorms at sea are just incredible.

Denise said...

I love these shots of the night sky. Do you live out in the country? I had heard that it's harder to see such things in built up areas but I don't know enough about such things really. I just know that there are times I love to look up at the moon and stars on a clear night. I seem to be a lot like you with regards to photography. I rarely set up a tripod as I have to take that photo there and then!

Stewey said...

Sooooo cool! Thanks for sharing these!

Samantha said...

Gorgeous picture~looks to me like you didn't need the tripod after all! I'm following now via Linky~I'd love it if you dropped by my little blog and joined me too♥

A Brit in Tennessee said...

What a stunning capture. looks like something out of a bedtime story :)
My dad used to watch the night skies, he was privileged to see more shooting stars, and odities, than anyone else in the family.
Isn't it all so amazing !

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Gail said...

This is amazing. My camera and I could never get a shot like this.

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