Star Diary #6-Pitfalls and Craters

It’s been a frustrating couple of weeks in the life of this (very) amateur astronomer. Of course, our old sparring partner the clouds have loomed large and thick, making viewing nights few and far between, and then, when a beautiful, visibility-for-miles kind of night did come about, Herschel said a firm ‘no.’ Try as I… Continue reading Star Diary #6-Pitfalls and Craters

Astronomy in Pictures #2 Jupiter Rising

Taken back in March, this was my first attempt at photographing Jupiter just below the moon, using my Sony DSC HX60, a long exposure and my trusty tripod. It’s not much to look at (you’ll have to trust me that it is in fact Jupiter), but it was one of my first attempts at the… Continue reading Astronomy in Pictures #2 Jupiter Rising