Perspectives – From Earth to the Moon and Beyond

About 6 weeks ago, , the near full moon was hiding behind clouds as Jupiter and Saturn were at about their closest positions to earth this year (opposition) …as seen below. (Saturn was the fainter of the two, centered just above a cloud to the left of Jupiter.)

Apologies ahead of time for difficulty in seeing this in a bright setting. ūüė¶


Thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome, and zoom in for a closer look. M ūüôā

On the Road – Alexandria Va., from N.J.

   March 10, 2019

King Street in Old Town Alexandria, Va,

 

Market Square, off King Street

           

King Street and the Potomac River, looking 6 miles north

 

The George Washington National Memorial – Located 1.5 miles west.

Thanks for viewing,  Comments are always welcome.

M ūüôā

6:45 AM: Griffith Park, LA., The Observatory and the Moon

 

Continuing a theme from my last post, once again we have the last quarter moon hanging above a¬†fairly well known landmark ‚Äď ¬†the Griffith Observatory and Science Center overlooking Los Angeles. It was day two of a family¬†vacation with a somewhat newer SLR film camera, early in the morning of November 11th, 1987. ¬†¬†

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

6:45 AM: Griffith Park, LA., The Observatory and the Moon

 

Continuing a theme from my last post, once again we have the last quarter moon hanging above a fairly well known landmark Р the Griffith Observatory and Science Center overlooking Los Angeles. It was day two of a family vacation with a somewhat newer SLR film camera, early in the morning of November 11th, 1987.   

54.041 11-11-87 Los Angeles, Griffith day 2

54.046 11-11-87 Los Angeles, Griffith day 2

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

 

4:30 AM: Washington DC – The Capitol and the Moon

¬†The top photo could have been taken last week. But when I stood on the Capitol lawn with the EXA camera, man was yet to step foot on the moon and our president was embroiled in a Southeast Asian war. ¬†The camera was a manual SLR, with something called photographic film, from Kodak. (Admittedly some digital¬†enhancing gave the image just a little more snap than the original snap! ūüôā )

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

 

“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”.)

1.101 8-29-62 Bergenfield, 16 W. Englewood Ave., Jupiter thru 8 inch, color, bands 2

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. 

1.120 9-29-62 Bergenfield, 8 inch telescope just before selling it

Above: 8″ newtonian reflector telescope

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

Abstract Creation nets Millions for Obscure Photographer

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Lunar Plane

Always be skeptical for anything you see or read on the internet.

Last month¬†I¬†“took”¬†the above, realizing seconds before, a plane was about to cross in front of the totally eclipsed moon. Having camera off mount, and scrambling for a combination¬†of¬†¬†improbable shutter speeds and exposures,¬†the above result ¬†later struck me as …interesting.

 Speaking of interesting, you can  purchase this masterpiece by contacting me anytime at 1-800-money$$

As usual, thank you for viewing, and comments are always welcome. M ūüôā

More Plane over the Moon stuff.

Unlike last month’s silhouette image of a jet in front of the moon, tonight’s was taken with the sun still illuminating the plane.¬†DSC_0949

The result¬†was pretty much what I was looking for, but… I like the first one better, as in it, the moon was¬†not ‘reddened’ by the setting sun, making¬†the jet black plane a bit more dramatic. Note the exhaust blurring the lunar edge in the above image.¬†

Click on (or stretch) for a closer look, and, thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M ūüôā

“Got It!” Plane Silhouetted Over Moon

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August 26, 2015, 8:15 PM from the Jersey Shore

It was only a matter of time, good weather, and patience, I knew it was going to happen. It was right on line. And¬†when I clicked that shutter, I knew I had it! It was hard to contain my excited¬†exclamation…”GOT IT” Job done!

Click on for closer look.

Thanks for viewing,  As usual, comments are always welcome. M:-)

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