Happy Solstice, Milky Way Season, Plus a Photo of NGC 6231 from June 2019

06.21.20 – Whether you are in the northern longest day or the southern longest night, I hope you enjoy your extra sunlight or starlight this weekend. If you are in a space with a good night sky, get out and enjoy the Milky Way…

Venus in her Evening Crescent Form

Thurs., 05.14.20 – Astro Bob, aka Bob King, last week wrote a blog post on The Crescent Venus Is Within Your Reach, so I decided to try it a few days later at late dusk. Due to the fact that my tripod is in…

The Setting New Moon and Mt. Tom

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

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.