Monday, January 12, 2015

Astronomy Pictures from Pakistan: Moon through the clouds

by Salman Hameed

Following last week's theme of the Sun, here are three beautiful pictures of the Moon (and yes, we will get nebulae and galaxies soon, but enjoy our close neighbors first). I do request that when people send images, they include at least some information about camera/telescope and exposure time with them. The first one is a full moon seen through the clouds by Omer Sidat:


Here is a close up of a waxing gibbous moon my Roshaan:

And a bit closer up - again from Roshaan:


If you are interested in knowing more about the origins of the dark (known as Mare) and bright parts of the Moon, see this short video:

2 comments:

Roshaan said...

WOW thank you for selecting my image!!!

Telescope: CBSAP 127mm APO Triplet refractor
Camera: Nikon D5100 (18-55mm lens)

Afocal method, handheld.

Omer Sidat said...

Thank you very much, Irtiqa, for selecting and including my image in your post.

The image, "Moon Within A Storm"
was taken amidst thick cloud cover on the night of Oct 17 2013 (Moon of 12th Zil Hajj). Shot details are included here:

Single Shot (Not A Composite)
Sony Alpha A77
SAL 70-400G at 400mm
Manual Exposure, Manual Focus.
f/5.6
1/6 Sec
ISO-400
Tripod Mounted.