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
There is something so beguiling about a full moon. An endless source of inspiration for gothic novelists everywhere, it has become synonymous with dark and mysterious happenings, and I have grown up enamoured with it’s beauty. A hazy evening provided the perfect opportunity to try to capture this sentiment.
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
As a photographer, I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with the Moon. It can be a pest when trying to take night sky pictures, as it tends to blow out the majority of, if not all stellar detail in one big, white blob of light. But it is a gorgeous subject in it’s… Continue reading Astronomy in Pictures #1-Half Moon
A couple of years ago, fed up with the daily grind and the men in our life (a frequent complaint, if I’m honest), my mum and I embarked on a girl’s trip. First, and anyone who has done this will know, came the trials and tribulations of choosing a destination. I am a bit of… Continue reading Viewing the Northern Lights
Hello, bienvenue and welcome to my little blog. Pull up a chair and make yourself at home. This is a place for observations, thoughts, musings and meanings probably loosely about astronomy, and the universe as a whole. Firstly, a little bit of background about your writer. My name is Nat, I hail from lovely Kent in South… Continue reading Why Astronomy?