View Full Version : brand-spankin' new moon photo

2005-Feb-10, 12:59 PM
From spaceweather.com

new moon photo (http://www.spaceweather.com/swpod2005/10feb05/Eskildsen1.jpg)

Pretty cool. . . 8)

2005-Feb-10, 01:02 PM
“I wish you wouldn’t keep appearing and vanishing so suddenly; you make one quite giddy!”
“All right,” said the Cat; and this time it vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone.
“Well! I’ve often seen a cat without a grin,” thought Alice; “but a grin without a cat! It’s the most curious thing I ever saw in all my life!”

2005-Feb-10, 01:14 PM
Yep, the famous grin without a cat. :lol: If I get the chance to play tonight I'll have a go at shooting it.

2005-Feb-10, 05:31 PM
I couldn't find it last evening. Of course it has clouded over and is going to snow today...

A Thousand Pardons
2005-Feb-10, 05:45 PM
I couldn't find it last evening. Of course it has clouded over and is going to snow today...
Last night, it would've set around 6:30pm, it's pretty new.

2005-Feb-10, 06:19 PM
I was looking at about 5:30

2005-Feb-10, 07:30 PM
I had a good view of it just now, rather lopsided grin from my location and a very distinct 'old moon in the arms of the new'. Took a quick run out in the car to one of my dark places annddd.... Yep! You guessed, the cloud rolled in!! :evil:

2005-Feb-10, 11:17 PM
I had a fantasic view of the one day cresent last night. It looked remarkably like that picture from my viewpoint. I tried taking a digital photo but even with max optical zoom, the picture made the moon a tiny line fading into the background sky. So, I got out my 9x63 binocs and tried to take a picture through the eyepiece (the non photographed view was fantastic) but the length of time needed for the exposure made the image blur due to shaky hands. Oh well, I just gave up and enjoyed the view.

2005-Feb-11, 04:58 AM
It cleared a bit tonight so I took a couple of pics.

Earthlight on the dark side of the moon.


And, a longer exposure...


2005-Feb-11, 04:28 PM
Nice pics Evan. had a great view from my house last night as well. Skies were crystal clear early in the evening. Beautiful sight. . .

got my scope out later on and got some great looks at Saturn as well. Not often seeing is good enough to easily make out banding on the planet itself, but no problem tonight! The image even held up with my 6.4 mm ep (over 300x), although I still prefer the lesser power views just for shear beauty/3D effect.

M42 also showed all kinds of structure, even though it was camped over the city lights to the South. Not often I can make out the 5th star of the trap., but it was pretty easy last night, even under low power (70x or so).