Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Moon Me, Baby

I've mentioned my astronomy hobby before, and that I occasionally will take moon and sun photos. Here are a few I took of the moon just using a basic camera with no fancy preparation or set-up. As you can see from the dates on the photo labels, the first one was taken in January 2006, while the other three were taken in September 2007; the latter were all taken on the same night.

It's hard to get a good moon photo without using a tripod, because the slightest hand shake will result in a blurry moon; these particular shots out of many taken on those two nights came out okay though.

This first one you may need to biggify in order to see the clouds above and beneath the moon (it's hard to tell in post-mode how well the small post photo will come out!):

These next 3 you can see the clouds better, but you still might want to bigify to see the detail a bit more:

I hope you found these somewhat interesting!


Angel and Kirby said...

You got very good Moon shots!

Sammy and Andy said...

Excellent!!! Thank you so very much for sharing these beautiful snaps with us. xxxxxxxxx

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Those are great moon shots! Very cool!

The Monkeys said...

I LOVE the moon and these shots are very cool! I'm a big fan of the waxing crescent moon (or waning, I'm not picky LOL).

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