“A Dog and Her Bone” – Las Vegas, Nevada

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The Sands Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV

Proudly Presents:

A DOG and Her BONE

Starring the Canine Crooner

SANDY PAWS SCHULZE

Limited Engagement Only

In the World Famous Copa Room.

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As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Barks and and Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

“There’s a Moon Out Tonight” Make that FIVE! – Co-Starring Jupiter and The Four Moons

Some astronomy pastime tonight (March 21, 2016,) as Jupiter and the moon were pretty close together in the eastern sky about two hours after sunset.

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Above: The slightly over-exposed moon, and Jupiter just visible to the left. 400mm telephoto lens, ISO 4000, 1/1600 sec, f6.0, hand held

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Above: In circle: A 200x close up of a slightly longer and slightly distorted exposure of Jupiter (to left,) showing three of four “Jovian” moons tonight, with the fourth out of frame in the magnified insert. 

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Above: An accurate graphic representation of  the positions of the four brighter moons of Jupiter at about the same time the images above were taken, orientated horizontally. By the time the night is over, the two closest to Jupiter will have passed in front of the planet. (Courtesy “Javascript Jupiter”.)

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Above: An image of Jupiter taken by a younger version of myself some years ago, using Extachrome Color film 35 mm SLR camera and the telescope below. 

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Above: 8″ newtonian reflector telescope

As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

A Night with “‘Ol’ Barney” – Wee hours to Sunrise, Barnegat Lighthouse, LBI, New Jersey

Early this Saturday morning (3/12/16,) I spent a few hours in the solitude of this lighthouse (by the inlet of the same name,) during its “dark” hours – the time when the only light is from the sweeping Fresnal lens on top.

A special thanks to Jen Khordi, for her remarkable photographic talent and inspiration. 

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5:02 AM: ABOVE – Jupiter is beautiful, just right of the lighthouse, and the glow of Waretown some 4 1/2 miles away.

DSC_01984:17 AM: ABOVE – Despite some occasional high clouds, the stars were striking, seen best on a device in full screen and subdued light. 

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5:34 AM, ABOVE – Local morning twilight is now well underway, here looking across the inlet and over the Atlantic Ocean.

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6:12 AM, ABOVE – Barnegat Light as seen 4.3 mi away, looking east from across the Bay in Waretown. Note the high thin clouds.

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6:16 AM Sunrise. Time to head home. 

As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

The Last Vestiges of Winter?

Downstream of Ramapo Lake, New Jersey

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Ice and snow yield to the advancing season.
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The fragile ice – from a slightly different angle as seen also in the first image, upper right.
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Images taken by MacEvoy Trail, 24.2 miles NE of the Empire State Building, in OAKLAND, NEW JERSEY

…As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂