Night

Big Dipper Part 2

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Got all the stars in the handle this time. Next time, I’ll try to get Polaris as well.

The Big Dipper

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One of the easier to find star patterns in the night sky. The Big Dipper is composed of these seven stars: Phecda, Merak, Dubhe, Megrez, Alioth, Mizar and Alkaid (which I inadvertently cut off),

Waxing Gibbous Moon at 65% Illumination

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Been cloudy as of late. I found a rare few minutes last night when the evening moon emerged from behind the cloudy layer overhead. The entire time, I could see the clouds passing in the front of the moon.

Moon in the Gemini Constellation

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When exposing for the dark side of the crescent moon, a lot of faint stars begin to appear. This one was taken at ISO 1000, f/2.8 and 1/5s.

If you are curious about the stars in your photographs, you can upload them to Astrometry.net, which will identify them with an overlay.

18% Waxing Crescent Moon

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Today, the moon rose at 9:25 AM. It will set shortly after midnight at 12:32 AM.

Last night, I took a photo of the crescent moon and Venus, the bright spot in the bottom right of the photo.

Waxing Gibbous Moon

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Waxing Gibbous Moon 62% illuminated on April 2, 2020. Used camera lens instead of telescope this time.

First Quarter Moon

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First Quarter Moon with 51% illumination. The full moon will arrive in a week on April 8, 2020.

Full Worm Moon

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The last few nights have been overcast. I was able to see the Full Worm Moon this morning before sunrise. It soon descended into a low bank of clouds and disappeared.