Last night was a pretty good night for star gazing. The sky was clear ,and the transparency was good as well. I was close to calling it a early night,but in my better judgment took the opportunity to image Saturn with the new camera. Having great success with Jupiter,Moon,and our sun I couldn’t wait to unleash the cam on a new target. I have taken images of Saturn before. However,never have I taken images with such nice detail!. More Saturn to come in the future. Below is the result of shooting 140 avi frames. It was stacked with Registax 6 and processed with PS cs6 with levels, and curves.
Archive for March, 2013
Full Worm Moon – March As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins. The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the Full Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night. The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation. To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter.
I took this image last night. When I see a full moon ,I am always reminded of Frank Sinatra “Fly me to the moon”
It seems that Mother nature has been playing games with me?!. Our local weather forecasters have trouble getting anything right. It was to be sunny ,and warm yesterday.Unfortunately, they didn’t get it right…again!. Until last night,when the sky suddenly cleared ( for about a hour) ,and comet Panstarrs was high enough to image. I have been gunning for this comet since it became visible in the Northern hemisphere. Non stop clouds have thwarted any attempt at even seeing this freshly discovered comet. I finally got a shot with the DSLR,which is better than not at all!.