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14-9-2020 CRESCENT & a HALF

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:46 am
by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY
Well at least I got the two together this week - which I failed to get from the observatory last week or so due very poor seeing.

Hand-held camera with perfect-seeing this time.

At least it is easy to see where the reflected-light is coming from...

Enjoy

Regards
Terry

Re: 14-9-2020 CRESCENT & a HALF

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:20 pm
by Montana
Wow! fabulous duo :hamster: took me a while to work out what the half was until I read the photo title :)

Alexandra

Re: 14-9-2020 CRESCENT & a HALF

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:23 pm
by JochenM
Always nice to catch these occurences on camera (weather permitting being the usual difficulty for you as well, I'm sure). Nicely done.

Re: 14-9-2020 CRESCENT & a HALF

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:43 pm
by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY
Thanks Alexandra and Jochen.

The clue was meant to be in the title, Alexandra !
Indeed Jochen, with all the changeable weather just lately including a heatwave today of over 30-degs.C, at least in the early hours of the 14th, the night sky was absolutely clear with no surface-wind either, so both items being fairly low and very bright in the sky, was better for me to just use the decent camera, rather than wind-up the observatory-gear at that hour.

At nearly 4-degrees separation, the Moon and Venus just fitted into the 20mm telephoto and was able to keep the camera steady enough without the tripod...

KEEP SAFE & WELL
Regards
Terry

Re: 14-9-2020 CRESCENT & a HALF

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:09 am
by Montana
Terry, is it the Moon and Mars (as per title on photo) or the Moon and Venus as you mention in the previous comment?

Alexandra

Re: 14-9-2020 CRESCENT & a HALF

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:50 am
by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY
Apologies Alexandra,
I made a mistook, which meant that the title should have read the Moon and Venus.

Having just read something about Mars just before publishing that image, my brain-box must have seized then.

If you want me to resend the image with the correct title, it can be done shortly ?

Regards
Terry

Re: 14-9-2020 CRESCENT & a HALF

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:49 am
by Montana
Oh I see! no problem about the image, I was just confused :lol: (which is normal). It did look like a mini crescent to me but then I had seen lots of images recently with Mars and the Moon too :)

Alexandra