Women are from Venus but….

who’s from the Moon, and where the hell is Mercury?

Aperture: f/13
Focal Length: 59mm
ISO: 800
Shutter: 3 sec
Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
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Leo Explained

I went ahead and put some labels on my project365 shot of Leo the lion so you all can go out and find it in the sky. March and April are the perfect time to see it, I took this shot at approximately 10:30 Pm on Friday the 9th of April 2010.  All you have to do to see Leo is go out and look up and to the southeast its very bright and easy to spot.

The following text comes from Wikipedia.

Leo is one of the constellations of the zodiac. Its name is Latin for lion. Leo lies between dim Cancer to the west and Virgo to the east.

In Greek mythology, it was identified as the Nemean Lion which was killed by Hercules during one of his twelve labours, and subsequently put into the sky

Stars 11-18-09

Here are some shots that I took of the stars this evening out at Hooter hill.  Can you spot the Andromeda Galaxy in a couple of them?

Perseids

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I got out last night Aug. 14th, I saw quite a few Perseids but I had given up on photographing any so I was taking long exposure shots of the Polaris (north star) region and got a lucky shot of one anyhow.  I gotta say it’s nice living in the country… but even I have light pollution. That huge bright glow to the lower left is the Nowata Metro Area.

The Perseid in this shot is in the upper left on the very edge of the frame.

17mm
f4
ISO1600
68sec

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My first Perseid Shot of the year taken on Aug. 13th.  This shot is color corrected with GIMP to highlight the star field which includes parts of the Constellation Pegasus including the Andromeda Galaxy to the right of the meteor.

17mm
f4.5
ISO1600
20sec

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Was out trying to get set up to shoot meteors and accidentally took this.  neet!

17mm
f5.6
ISO400
8sec

Click on the thumbnails below to get the 1600px version.