Night Sky

Last night I was trying to get a picture of the full moon.

Full Moon - March Moon - Purim Moon - New Camera - Moon CloseupI 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.

Night Sky - Stars in the Sky - Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star - Sony Camera - Zeiss LensI 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.

Night Sky - Constellations - Orion - StarsI 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.

Orion - Constellation - Orion the Hunter - Orion's Belt - Orion NebulaHere 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.

Big Dipper - Constellation - asterism - Ursa Major - The BearIn 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.


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7 Responses to Night Sky

  1. Glenda McDougal says:

    Steven, a tripod helps us in photographing the sky.

  2. Boomdeeadda says:

    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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