Thursday, November 1, 2012

Early Morning Stint

I woke up early in the morning and was unable to get straight back to sleep. I proceeded to the hotel roof at 0430 GMT where I snapped the Moon with Jupiter, Moon through binoculars and Canis Major with Canopus.

The Moon shot failed due to poor focus and over-exposure. Unfortunately, I could not get Canpous and Sirius in the same camera view but the result was still quite pleasing.

The Moon was a waning gibbous phase, with Tycho’s rays dominating. Although it was hazy I was able to see the Orion Great Nebula (M41), M41 and the Hyades.

I also tried to see Venus but its disc was too small to ascertain a phase. Jupiter showed 2 moons to the east and one to the west.

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