Lunar

January 5, 2012

The moon has been an object of fascination since the beginning of recorded history.  Last month was no different when I purchased a new toy for my camera: a telescope adaptor!

Borrowing a friend’s telescope for a few days, I managed to shoot my first (albeit blurry) images of the moon.  Obviously there are better examples out there, but this one is mine and I like it.  I now have an appreciation just how hard (and how expensive) a hobby astrophotography must be.  The rewards, however, might just be worth it.  Buying an expensive telescope has always been on my wish list…

Earlier last month, I captured this image of lunar eclipse without a telescope.  Quite small in comparison don’t you think?  The moon is 1/6th the size of Earth but without a basis for comparison, it really is hard to tell…