Tag Archives: astrophotography

Pink Supermoon 2021

The “Pink” Supermoon we recently had was the first of the only two supermoons we will see t his year. Supermoons are full moons that appear bigger in the sky than usual, though the difference may not be noticeable to … Continue reading

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Waxing Gibbous Moon and the Planetary Conjunction

Well it’s the planetary conjunction a day off anyway.  Yesterday it rained all day and part of the night so missed THE day for the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn.  It was off and on cloudy all day until the … Continue reading

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Moon still waxing and conjunction getting closer

I didn’t think we’d have a chance of photographing anything today as it was very cloudy and threatening rain all day.  Then the weather started to taunt us with patches of light and blue sky before retreating to gloomy and … Continue reading

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Waxing moon and not sensor dust

Tonight actually turned out to be fairly clear so I went for it! What’s it you say?  The conjunction of the planets Saturn and Neptune which is supposed to be the best one in 800 years or so.  I tried … Continue reading

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Halloween Moon

It appeared low over the horizon with it’s yellowish cast looking like something that could’ve come right out of Charlie Brown’s The Great Pumpkin.  What was it? A confluence that hasn’t occurred since 1944 and will not again until 2039 … Continue reading

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Sunsets, Sailboats and Neowise

Astrophotography is something I never would have thought I’d become interested (fixated, thrilled by, enamored maybe even) in but it seems I have.  We’ve shot full moons including blue ones and a blood one.  There was the total eclipse in … Continue reading

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What a difference a year makes

Last year was a whirlwind of travel.  We were in airports so many times that we accumulated a ton of points that were going to be used for a new grand adventure for 2020.  As I recall we visited California, … Continue reading

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The Milky Way and How to Shoot It

First, in order to get your photo as devoid of light pollution as possible from city lights, you need to find a dark(ish) area.  I learned that there are certified dark areas and maps to assist you in finding them.  One … Continue reading

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