Last night I was trying to get a picture of the full moon.
I did not have the best of luck getting pictures of the moon. I should have been out trying to get a picture just after it came up over the horizon. Instead, I had to wait for it to rise above the neighbors trees.
Maybe next month I will do a little planning.
I couldn’t get a good focus on the craters, but did learn a bit more about using my New Camera.
I then decided to see if I could get pictures of the night sky.
I was really surprised. I have not had good luck getting pictures of the night sky.
In this picture we have the constellation Gemini. Also, the brightest point of light is the planet Jupiter.
I then turned toward a more familiar sight and took a picture of the sky that included my favorite constellation. You can also see Jupiter in this picture.
Here is a closer look at the constellation Orion. Some of the stars are a bit blurred with movement, but not bad for just holding up the camera. Perhaps I need to invest in a tripod.
Did you know that Orion is mentioned in the Bible?
Look at Job 9:9, Job 38:31 and Amos 5:8.
In this picture we see an asterism. The Big Dipper or Plough is not a constellation, but rather just a part of the constellation Ursa Major or the Great Bear.
Orion’s Belt is also an asterism that is part of a constellation.
I hope you enjoyed my first foray into taking pictures of the night sky.
Steven, a tripod helps us in photographing the sky.
I tripod is something I’d also love to have. I do lots of closeup photos of projects and that’s when it’d really help, with the zoom in.
You’ve gotten some nice shots there though. Especially for being in a city. There’s so much ambient light downtown, we don’t see the starts. Out at the lake it was great. I miss seeing the night sky.
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