Flintstone Stargazing

March 6, 2009

Moon shots on 3/6/09

Filed under: astronomy, Astrophotography, Moon, Observation Journal — Tags: — Ed @ 10:49 pm

I took a bunch of zoomed in shots of the Moon tonight and stitched them together into this panorama.

Here’s an example of the zoomed in shots. This one’s of Copernicus Crater:

I’m planning on staying out for a while, despite the light polution. I’ll be taking shots of Saturn next.

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4 Comments »

  1. Very interesting shot of Copernicus, Ed. I was out last night and our shots of Copernicus look pretty similar. This was my very first time using my Meade LPI for close up shots of the Moon.

    Comment by Pierre — March 7, 2009 @ 2:31 pm

  2. Wow – they do look the same. Mine’s just rotated differently. Unfortunately, I accidentally messed up the drivers for my LPI. I’m hoping to get that fixed soon because it has the capability of doing a really nice job on the Moon and planets.

    Comment by Ed — March 7, 2009 @ 10:58 pm

  3. The rest of the shots I did that night can be found on a CloudyNights thread:

    http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showthreaded.php/Cat/0/Number/2970051/page/0/view/collapsed/sb/5/o/all/fpart/1

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    Comment by Pierre — March 8, 2009 @ 10:47 am

  4. I just listened to your podcast of Jan. 14th on 365 Days of Astronomy. I enjoyed it very much and found your tips and website recommendations very helpful. I am an observing newbie ( I have an ancient 2 and a half inch refractor and new 9 x 63 binocs) and your main point of having a plan is right on target. I’m going to a small cabin we own in the mountains this weekend with my wife and a friend. I’ve already started my list of things I will try to show them. Clear Skies, Jeff

    Comment by Jeff — March 13, 2009 @ 10:30 am


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