Tag: "astrophotography"

Saturn and Mars in Astronomy magazine

For the people hitting my blog in search of a higher resolution image of Saturn and Mars (and Gemini) that featured in June's Sky this Month section of Astronomy magazine here it is:

Saturn and Mars

Although the caption Astronomy magazine wrote was inaccurate, the image was taken in 2006 and not 2004.

Waiting for better weather

About a month ago I ordered a T-ring so I could attach my Canon 350D to my telescope. In typical fashion we've had a month of terrible weather, we had a few clear nights which were dominated by the Moon, preventing me from imaging the Orion nebula and the Andromeda galaxy which is what I was going to test everything out on.

But the cloud does produce some nice images - sometimes.

Halo around the Moon

This was taken on New Year's Eve. You can just about make out a rainbow effect around the lower half of the halo too as the light is being refracted by water molecules in the clouds.