Disasters & a 74% waxing moon

Well the bad news first, I’m currently out of the game with my deep sky astroimaging. At least I’m assuming that’s what a big flash followed by a nasty burning smell, both emanating from my astro control PC, is likely to mean! Oh well I have a huge amount of work to do anyway, so a month or two without pulling all nighters might be just as well.

That said, its only been 2 weeks and already I’ve found the need to go out and do some solar system imaging. The moon was particularly beautiful the other night, so …

Moon at 74% waxing   Click image to see a larger version from my astro gallery …

Image Details:

  • Object:   Moon
  • Camera:  Canon 40D
  • Optics:   Celestron 6” SCT
  • Aperture: f10
  • ISO: 100
  • Filter: None
  • Exposure:  1/30s
  • 2 image mosaic
  • Tamsin came out to help but at –7C we started to get a bit chilled after an hour or so; the Chilli went down so well afterwards 🙂

    Anyway it was nice to image the moon again, I haven’t done so in a while and this one being, a mosaic, might just find itself as a large poster on my wall.


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    • debs

      January 12, 2009 at 9:58 am Reply

      great site when is the nxt waxing of the moon

    • AnnMarie

      January 12, 2009 at 2:47 pm Reply

      The moon is waxing as it grows after new moon & waning as it shrinks after full moon. I believe the next new moon to be 26th January 2009, so the moon will next be waxing in the couple of weeks from 26th Jan to 9th Feb 2009.

      Out of interest a moon that is larger than 50% is called a gibbous moon, so I should describe my picture above as a waxing gibbous moon. You can find out more on the wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_phase

    • Antonino Carnevali

      April 20, 2010 at 6:24 pm Reply

      Beautiful astronomical images, Annmarie. I enjoyed them very much. Thank you, Tonino.

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