Tues. 02.28.17 – Last evening I went out to my photography corner of Brockman Lane and Dixon Lane*, so that I could take photos of the New Moon as it set behind Mt. Tom to the west. I used the US Navy Observatory Moon rise and set calculator to figure out when it would set and when civil twilight would be so I could take the above new moon photo and attempt to take a photo of the Mars & Uranus conjunction…
Sunday Tidbits : The First 2017 Edition
:: A few Sunday Tidbits for you :: A lovely flash fiction story on what Cassandra also saw that she did not tell the Trojans about… 2017 in (potential) Bright Comets :: If you don’t already have Astro Bob on your RSS Feed /…
Dusk Tonight or The Almost Super Moon
Sun 11.13.16 – Late this afternoon, I drove down to the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve Station at the corner of Bolsa Chica Ave and Pacific Coast Highway to take photos of the Almost Super Moon as it rose in the late 4 o’clock hour….
Cassiopeia and the Red Hill Cinder Cone
Thurs 06.09.16 – Photo of the Red Hill Cinder Cone and the northern sky with Cassiopeia the Constellation taken by Ms. Jen with her Nikon D800 and a Nikon 50mm f/1.4 G lens.
The Pre-Dawn Waning Crescent Moon Conjunct Mars and Jupiter, with Venus and Regulus
Fri 10.09.15 – Yesterday morning we had a pre-dawn cloudy conjunction of the waning crescent moon with Venus, this morning’s pre-dawn show was the Moon in a triangle with Mars and Jupiter.
Venus, Jupiter, and the Crescent Moon on the horizon
07.17.15 – The crescent moon is very low on the horizon just above the queen palm trees in the center right of the photo, click on the image for the larger version to see the details. Photo taken by Ms. Jen with her Nokia…
Last Night’s Sky
Thurs 05.28.15 – Last evening just before 9pm, I took myself to the dock at the La Paz County Park near the Buckskin Fire station to take photos of Venus and Jupiter and various stars & constellations in the very last bits of twilight….