Flintstone Stargazing

August 5, 2008

The Moon, a Plane and an Eyepatch

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

The Moon on 8/05/08

I started this evening capturing the Moon. It was really nice with an orangish glow through the eyepiece. While imaging the Moon, a plan seemed to almost hover underneath it until finally heading more northward. I took this shot of it:

A plane through my telescope
A plane viewed through my telescope

Finally, I’m trying something new tonight. I’ve joined the Astronomy Pirates! By wearing an eyepatch (and being willing to look totally dorky) I can keep one eye dark adapted while I use the laptop, which normally really screws with night vision. Here’s my wonderful eyepatch:

Astronomy Pirate Eyepatch.
Arrrrgh, matey!

I’ll give a report later (probably tomorrow) on how well it worked. It’s really hot out here tonight – somewhere north of 80°. I hope it cools down soon…


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