Flintstone Stargazing

September 20, 2012

The Moon on 9/20/12

Filed under: astronomy, Astrophotography, Moon, Observation Journal — Ed @ 9:01 pm

I haven’t been blogging much – I’ve been busy and the weather hasn’t cooperated. Tonight is quite nice, however and I’m imaging a couple things – this is the Moon. :)

March 25, 2012

The Moon on 3/25/12

Filed under: astronomy, Astrophotography, Moon, Observation Journal — Ed @ 10:42 pm

The Moon is a nice crescent tonight between Jupiter below and Venus above. I also got a decent shot of Earthshine on the moon:

March 6, 2012

The Moon on 3/6/12

Filed under: astronomy, Astrophotography, Moon, Observation Journal — Ed @ 12:04 am

The Moon dominated the night sky tonight – no deep sky images for me tonight – but it’s also a nice target to image as well.

March 1, 2012

Moon on 3/1/12 – super detailed

Filed under: astronomy, Astrophotography, Moon, Observation Journal — Ed @ 9:51 pm

Even as the night got cloudier, I was able to get a very decent lunar image – actually 100 of them that I stacked the best 51 of to produce this image. If you look at the Full Image on flickr, you’ll see a tremendous amount of detail.

February 26, 2012

The Moon on 2/26/12

Filed under: astronomy, Astrophotography, Moon, Observation Journal — Ed @ 10:47 pm

It’s been forever since I’ve been out with the scope, but tonight was just perfect. The Moon was hanging in between Jupiter and Venus.

December 31, 2011

New Year’s Moon – 12/31/11

Filed under: astronomy, Astrophotography, Moon, Observation Journal — Tags: — Ed @ 8:36 pm

I’m back observing after more than a month. I’ve been so busy I just haven’t been able to get out. Tonight is beautiful, though.

Happy New Year!

October 5, 2011

The Moon on 10/5/11

Filed under: astronomy, Astrophotography, Moon, Observation Journal — Ed @ 10:35 pm

Tonight is not quite as chilly as the other night, but it’s just as clear. Unfortunately for deep sky stuff, the Moon is getting brighter. Of course, that means it makes a nice target for the camera. There’s a lot of detail if you click to the image and view it at full size. Of course, the amazing thing to me is that no matter how good the images I take of the Moon, they don’t do justice to the detail you can see with your eyes. Just the opposite of deep sky objects, which are so much clearer, brighter and colorful in long exposure images.

October 3, 2011

The Moon on 10/3/11

Filed under: astronomy, Astrophotography, Moon, Observation Journal — Ed @ 9:46 pm

I’m finally out imaging for the first time in a month – I’ve either been too busy working or the weather hasn’t cooperated. It’s a bit chilly, but very clear out.

September 1, 2011

The Moon on 9/1/11

Filed under: astronomy, Astrophotography, Moon, Observation Journal — Ed @ 9:08 pm

I’ve finally gotten out with the scope again. It’s been either too windy or too cloudy (no rain, though, all month) or I’ve been too busy to get out since early August. It’s pretty warm out here (high 80’s), but it’s a nice clear night. I’ll probably do some widefield shots.

June 11, 2011

Moon on 6/12/11

Filed under: astronomy, Astrophotography, Moon, Observation Journal — Ed @ 11:44 pm

Tonight’s moon is very bright (bright enough to read by) so there wasn’t much use trying to do any deep sky stuff. But the Moon itself was an inviting target and after stacking 50 frames, I feel like this image comes close to the detail you can see through the eyepiece – make sure you look at the full resolution version because there’s a lot more detail there.

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