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Warming by the fire...

17 Apr 2016, 21:11 UTC
Warming by the fire...
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Jupiter and the Moon 17/04/16I was feeling the cold tonight, so I decided to light the fire and grab myself some dandelion coffee; Thanks Helen :-). Observing Luna would have to wait another night.Though I didn't entirely abandon the Moon.!Before packing away the telescope I captured a few images of beautiful gibbous Selene.17/04/2016The above image is a bit blurred at the edges, this is due to the method of photo capture that I use.. namely afocal photography.Best described with this photo:- afocal photographyAfocal photography is a brilliant way of capturing astro images, all you have to do is simply place the camera lens over the eyepiece of the telescope. Though sometimes it can be a bit hit and miss. Tonight's lunar image was a bit miss around the lunar limb... Blame it on camera shake from cold hands!   As I was packing away the telescope ominous dark clouds to the west were gathering and slowly rolling in for the night....Maybe sitting by the warming fire isn't such a bad idea.Fingers (warm) crossed for more clear skies in the week ahead......Mark...

Jupiter and the Moon 17/04/16I was feeling the cold tonight, so I decided to light the fire and grab ...

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