It has been clear nights all this week so setup the Meade Lightbridge since Jupiter and Saturn are up at sunset and Mars would rise around 10:30 PM. Forgot to check the moon but it was also already up. I also decided to let the kids stay up late since so many targets to view.
Collimation went very easy. It was still hot out have a 89 degree days. Also for the first time noticed mosquitoes.
The moon was too bright in the Lightbridge. It left a shadow image in my eye.
Jupiter was similar to previous viewing sessions this summer. The moons had moved to two on each side.
Saturn was awesome. It was a little blurry but think I made out a ring division. But, overall it was just wow and my best view of Saturn so far.
I waited a hour for Mars to rise above the trees on the horizon. It was very big but still fuzzy. I wasn’t sure if the dust storm on Mars so that it was just too low to the horizon.
Great session overall.
Tagged: Jupiter, LightBridge, Mars, moon, Saturn
I took a picture of the Moon and Venus low in the western sky on March 18, 2018. The Moon and Venus are further apart. A better image is located at https://clearskytonight.com/wiki/March_18,_2018.
Tagged: moon, Venus
I took a picture of the Moon and Venus low in the western sky on March 18, 2018. A better image is located at https://clearskytonight.com/wiki/March_18,_2018.
Tagged: moon, Venus
The clouds cleared and I was able to use the Meade ETX 90EC with the Canon to get some images of the moon. Unfortunately, the clouds came back and I missed the lunar eclipse in the morning.
The full image is available at https://clearskytonight.com/wiki/Jan_30,_2018.
I took a picture of the Wolf Moon. More information on the image can be found on our wiki.
The night was looking clear so started the telescope cool down in the garage. I had also read about the controls on the camera and found the feature to zoom in on the Live View to help with focusing. So tried that and a much better session. However, I am not sure if a dark or light exposure of the moon looks better aesthetically.
Full image located at https://clearskytonight.com/wiki/October_30,_2017