Great Conjunction (+1 Day)

The Great Conjunction (Plus a Day)

December 23, 2020 - A beautiful sunset at Lake Apopka, pink and orange afterglow, then the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn shone against the darkening sky

Lunar Eclipse

Total Lunar Eclipse – Total Photographer Insanity!

April 17, 2014 - The last time we had a total lunar eclipse, it was a few days before Christmas and I photographed the moon using my old 40D camera and my 400mm lens.  A few days later, Rich surprised me with the Beast!  Ever since then, I’ve been waiting for the next eclipse, so that I could get […]

Star Trails Over Maine

Star Photography In Maine!

July 22, 2013 - Rich and I are both interested in astronomy, so we were excited to go to Maine where there is so little light pollution.  Part of the reason we rented a cottage at Seaside Cottages was the easy access to a little strip of beach on the western side of Mount Desert Island.  We spent several […]

Here’s Mine!

May 7, 2012 - I chuckled when I checked my Flickr contact updates and saw that almost everyone had posted a picture of the “super moon” from Saturday night.  The moon was very close to Earth, so it appeared larger and brighter in the night sky.  I didn’t have much interesting vegetation in my yard to place in the […]

Something Different

January 27, 2012 - Rich has been very interested in astronomy lately, and while I was on Christmas break, I went out and tried The Beast on a few planets.  I was amazed to find that I could see the bands on Jupiter, along with several moons!  This is a highly cropped image taken with The Beast and a […]

Photographing the Lunar Eclipse

December 26, 2010 - Last Monday’s lunar eclipse was special because it occurred on the Winter Solstice.  To Rich and me, it was special because we didn’t have to work the next day, and we could stay up and watch it.  Despite the freezing cold weather, I got the bright idea of taking pictures of the moon at 10 […]

Lunar Eclipse

December 21, 2010 - More pictures coming in a few days when I can use Photoshop to align layers…