Monday, 13 July 2009
A couple of weeks ago (I can't believe I didn't post this at the time) I saw a lovely sight of the moon low down surrounded by clouds. This caused a wonderful Corona and I set about trying to capture it. I tried a 3 shot bracket, but 3 shots wasn't wide enough to capture the entire dynamic range. I ended up using 6, manually adjusted between each shot. After some playing around at merging them, and trying a couple of tools, my first attempts failed as the software couldn't determine enough information from the subject I guess, I ended up with this :
On Monday 6th, I gave a talk at my Astro society on Imaging with cheap and inappropriate equipment, it was what I had so I did it, the images are all posted on here. The talk went down well, as were a couple of the mods I'd carried out to make things better for me.
Then tonight, without having seen or done anything astronomical for a while now I looked out, and I saw an amazing display of NoctiLucent Clouds. I dashed back in and grabbed my camera and tripod, this was even better than the previous view. Unfortunately, it didn't last as the clouds were making there presence felt, but here's the images
And I took some with the intention of making a panoramic or two.
My first attempt to create a 3x2 mosaic didn't work as I couldn't align the two rows, but I did them separately anyway. Will have to think about that one for next time.
then as the display began to fade, the clouds moved in. I hope there are more over the next couple of weeks.