Friday, December 7, 2012

Evening session December 7th

There was some clear sky to the east at about 2130 GMT, so I took the 76mm “Cat” out. Initially, I tried to view Jupiter and it had 2 moons on each side  but the realities of using a mount on top of a light camera tripod soon hit home. I took some photos, more in hope. I was also able to see parts of the Hyades at times, although the Pleiades were clouded out. Amazingly enough, some Hyades shots came out, although they were nowhere near as good as the ones I’d done in November with the Startravel 80 and the stars were faint.

I also took some constellation shots. They were close enough to stitch together, so I was able to capture Jupiter and Orion in the same field.

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