Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Starry Night

We're still having rain showers most mornings. That means that the sky is really clear and dust free... in between the clouds. The evenings are usually pretty cloudy, so it's not so good for stargazing, even though the stars look really great through the breaks in the clouds.

There weren't as many clouds this evening, so I ran out with my new camera, put it on a tripod and shot a 30 second exposure of Orion. You can see Orion right in the middle of the picture, and Lepus in the lower right corner. Some pesky clouds did come sneaking in. You can see one at the lower left corner of Orion. Posted by Picasa

You can click on the picture to see it bigger. January is usually a good month for clear blue skies, green flashes at sunset and starry nights. We'll see.....

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