Astrophotography Gallery 4


Late September
Amanda and I drove to Floyd Bennet Field to meet up with the Amateur Astronomers having a starparty out there. We were kind of late because I was being a flake, and when we got there only two people were left. Fortunately they were the organizers and had big scopes. Steve let me take the shots of Jupiter you see below. Trying to shoot a planet through my Dobs is a futile endeavor. The Moon shot was taken from my Brooklyn fire escape. Unfortunately the either scope was not as well focused as it was for my other sessions or the air was thicker than I thought. In the Jupiter shots all you can see is the planetary disc and some bright spots which are moons. Optically we could see quite a lot of surface detail and 4 moons. Unfortunately we didn't have much time to mess with the camera.

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