Sweet, Frank and I went out to shoot Comet Pan-STARRS just north of town this evening the 12th of March 2013. It took a bit of trying in the hazy skies to see it naked eye but it was possible.
Canon 7d most were taken at f5.6, 800 ISO with a 70-300mm lens.
Venus crossed in front of the sun today. Here is a trio of shots that I took as it made its way in front of our star.
We had a pretty good Impromptu star party out at Hensley Manor this evening. Three cameras and a video camera were present to capture the fleeting minutes of this great astronomical show. Thank you Mother Nature for clearing out the clouds for us.
This shot is pretty early on with a filter in place.
This shot is just before the sun and moon both set here in Oklahoma. I wish we could have been in New Mexico so we could have seen it at maximum but it was a great show anyhow.
I told you there was a video camera there. Jeff did a nice job filming.
You know, for the most part I think we as the United States have poked our nose in and played world police plenty in the last few decades but when it comes to individuals like this Kony guy I think there must be exceptions made. After all, this is all about people voicing their opinions and making something great happen for the better of the world. Not just for oil, or gold, or wealth of any kind it’s for the kids that he is abusing and killing and the families that he is destroying. I can only hope that someone would do the same for our children if something like this were to happen on American soil.
So do this, take 30 minutes and watch this video, see if it doesn’t hit you in your soft spot just a little bit. If it doesn’t just chalk me up as a nut and move on but if it does at the very least post this video up on your facebook page or on your blog or give it a good tweet and lets make this happen.
Happy July 4th to everyone!