The Moon and Jupiter.

Posted in astronomy, photography by Tony C on January 9, 2011

After watching the excellent Stargazing Live (a proper series has to be in the offing) and watching their guide to taking pictures of the stars I thought I’d give it a go.  London is not the best place in the world for taking photographs of the night sky, far too much light pollution from street lights, buildings, passing traffic and depending where you are passing aircraft, but here’s a few first attempts.

The waxing crescent of the moon. 

Waxing Crescent

Jupiter.  Not a great shot but you can make out the moons.  The one top left is probably Ganymede, then Europa, Callisto is obscured by the brightness of Jupiter and just peeking out on the bottom right is Io.



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