Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Moon and Venus

The Moon and Venus made a nice pair in the evening sky last night. 

Here are a couple shots.

Those streaks aren't UFOs. I think there is some goop on the lens.

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Moon, Saturn and Mars line up

From top to bottom, the Moon, Saturn and Mars were lined up nicely in the pre-dawn sky this morning. By tomorrow, the moon will be to the lower left of the planets.
I shot this with a 85mm lens so we are looking more "zoomed in" than my previous shots made with a 35mm lens. The darker picture is a short exposure so that the moon isn't blown out.
The longer exposure shows more stars. I labeled some of the Messier objects in the frame. Most of them have cool names in addition to their "M" numbers. You can Google them if you'd like to see more.


Monday, April 02, 2018

Big Fire

It appears that there was a pretty big fire east of Antriol, here on Bonaire, this morning
While I was watching the thick black smoke started changing to grey and white, which I took to be a good sign.