Archive for November, 2011

Jupiter and a washed out sky

Posted in astronomy, astrophotography, Luna, Moon, Photo, photography, Planet, Solar, Space on November 9, 2011 by Andrew

My main goal was to see and capture images of the NEO 2005 YU55 last night.Sadly,due to it’s quick appearance, lack of accurate coordinates and a rather washed out sky.I was unable to get a glimpse of this tiny (compared to other NEO’s) asteroid.I know I was in the correct area but,since the moon’s brightness managed to reduce the my seeing to probably around +4 mag.Meaning,I was barely able to see Alberio with the naked eye.After spending some time searching in vain I decided to call it quits and set my sights on a more familiar target which was Jupiter.
Jupiter seemed quite proud as it followed the moon in it’s endless trek across the sky.Despite the ground fog that began rolling in at 10pm the seeing was good enough to capture a few images of this gas giant.

Proud Jupiter


Sunspot 1339

Posted in astronomy, astrophotography, Photo, photography, Solar, Uncategorized on November 6, 2011 by Andrew

Just a quick post.Our sun is really picking up in activity now in it’s journey to solar maximum.If you have the proper equipment,I would suggest taking a look.NEVER LOOK AT THE SUN WITHOUT PROPER EYE PROTECTION OR BLINDNESS WILL OCCUR!.
Here is a image of the sun that I took yesterday.Our home planet could easily fit inside each spot and 5 of our planets could fit in the largest,which is designated Sunspot #1339.

A lot has happened but,I am still here

Posted in astronomy, astrophotography, Constellation, Photo, photography, Planet, Solar, Space, Star, Technorati, Uncategorized on November 6, 2011 by Andrew
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