Flintstone Stargazing

December 16, 2007

The Moon on 12/16/07

Filed under: astronomy, Astrophotography, comet, Moon, Observation Journal — Tags: , — Ed @ 9:23 pm

The Moon on 12/16/07

It’s really cold outside, but the sky is pretty clear after a couple cloudy days. The Moon is nearly half full now and the light from the Sun is displaying the craters near the terminator in stark relief. It was really beautiful through the eyepiece of my scope – there’s just so much more detail than you can see in these images.

I also tried to get an image of Comet 17P/Holmes, which is absolutely huge now. Even with my focal reducer it’s way too big for a single shot. I did a manual drizzle to get a bit more of the comet in view, but ran out of time to get the whole thing – I really just got the main body and not the end of the tail.

Comet 17P/Holmes on 12/16/07
Comet 17P/Holmes on 12/16/07


1 Comment »

  1. Hey, just found this site. I’ve got an astronomy/astrophotography blog to. I added you to my blogroll, can you do the same?

    Deep Sky Blog

    Comment by Rick — December 17, 2007 @ 3:22 pm

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