At the risk
of deviating too far from the main theme of this web site by
showing too much astro photography, I though some might like
to see these photographs of tonight's post Harvest Moon. They
were taken at 21:12 and 21:39 hours GMT on 11 September 2003.
Well, there haven't been any events in the town for me to photograph
this week whilst I have the week off from being a postman, and
they were taken from my garden in Ross-on-Wye.
approximately the seven o'clock position on the Moon's disc,
Mare Humboldtianum is just visible. By the early morning of
the 12th, this will be hidden from view by the lunar night.
anybody else in Ross-on-Wye interested in astro-photography?
If so, I would be interested to hear
from you. I use both a Meade four and a half inch reflector
telescope with clock driven, equatorial mount combined with
a Nikon 4300 digital camera from home, or away from home, an
Olympus E-10, straight through the camera's lens using long
exposures. I am currently thinking of purchasing a dedicated
CCD camera for the telescope but weighing up whether I can justify
the 'cost / amount of use it would get due to having to get
to bed early for work' ratio.