Space Photography

Jupiter, Venus, the Moon and the Pleiades

Jupiter, Venus, the Moon and the Pleiades

Jupiter, Venus, the Moon and the Pleiades

I took this shot on March 26, 2012 at around 7:30pm.  It was during the conjunction of Jupiter, Venus and the Crescent Moon.  What was cool about this set-up was that I could also get the Pleiades in the same frame.  This was taken with my Nikon D300.  ISO-1600  f/5.6 for 5 seconds.  From bottom to top:  Jupiter, Venus, the Moon and the Pleiades.

 

Orion Nebula Image

Orion Nebula Image

Orion Nebula

Orion Nebula Image taken tonight using my Nikon D300.  ISO 2000 at 8.7 seconds at f/5.6

Crescent Moon Photos

Crescent Moon 2/4/2011

I shot these pictures of the Crescent Moon last night.  It was a beautiful, clear night and the Moon was hovering on the horizon just after sunset. Read the rest of this entry »

Sun Dogs or Phantom Sun Photos

 

Sun Dogs

Sun Dogs

I took this picture of some Sun Dogs a couple of months ago.  Sun Dogs or Phantom Suns are bright spots in the sky often seen beside the sun, usually when the sun is low in the sky.  As you can see in the photo, the sun was close to setting.  The scientific name for Sun Dogs is parahelia.

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Crepuscular Rays Photo

 

crepuscular raysI took this photo of some fantastic crepuscular rays back in August.  The sun had just set and the evening sky was filled with beautiful orange beams of light.  I was using my Nikon D300 at  ISO 250,  f/2.6  at 1/60 of a second.

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