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Title: Yo, what's that planet doing orbiting the moon
Post by: stannn on November 28, 2012, 08:47:10 PM
at this very moment! Tried to take a photo but not very good.
5tan


Title: Re: Yo, what's that planet doing orbiting the moon
Post by: myozone on November 28, 2012, 09:21:28 PM
Jupiter 9 O'clock position  & Aldebaran 4 O'clock position - from the Moon


Title: Re: Yo, what's that planet doing orbiting the moon
Post by: stannn on November 28, 2012, 10:24:31 PM
Thanks myozone. I was trying to prompt Desp or Martin to upload a pic. Perhaps they're under cloud.
Stan


Title: Re: Yo, what's that planet doing orbiting the moon
Post by: dhaslam on November 29, 2012, 12:35:00 AM
Only eclipsed by cloud,  the eclipse  time coincided with moonrise.


Title: Re: Yo, what's that planet doing orbiting the moon
Post by: stannn on November 29, 2012, 10:38:32 AM
dhaslam, what equipment did you use for that photo?


Title: Re: Yo, what's that planet doing orbiting the moon
Post by: djh on November 29, 2012, 11:25:01 AM
The planet orbiting the moon is the earth! Bizarrely, the moon is not really a moon; it's one half of the binary planet system "earth-moon".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_planet


Title: Re: Yo, what's that planet doing orbiting the moon
Post by: dhaslam on November 29, 2012, 11:54:17 AM
The lens is  a Tamron 200-500 zoom  and the camera   is a Sony SLT A33.    The camera has stabilization built into the  sensor mount.  It was taken at 1/40th sec which would normally be slow for a 500mm lens handheld.   The  image is  electronic so  you can see the image  much as it will appear when recorded.   


Title: Re: Yo, what's that planet doing orbiting the moon
Post by: desperate on November 29, 2012, 09:20:09 PM
Nice piccy D Haslam, a 500mm Tamron is a very drool worthy expensive beast, I'm green with envy :)
here's my attempt with a standard Canon 75-300 zoom, it's ok in daylight but for night sky work you can see some bad internal reflections, hence the second "blue moon", A bit of image manipulation however can improve it quite a lot, I'll post the result when I,ve hadtime to play.
(http://s14.postimage.org/mw31sxpfh/IMG_5384.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/mw31sxpfh/)


My proper night time kit takes a while to set up, and with the weather being so unpredictable it's all stashed away sadly.
There are a couple of interesting events coming up, on the 3rd at about 22.45UT the gibbous moon occults the open cluster M67 in Cancer, and of course on the 13th at 2230 UT the Geminids peak with a new moon at least it'll be dark. Fingers crossed for a clear sky.
Desp


Title: Re: Yo, what's that planet doing orbiting the moon
Post by: Ki Lo Watt on November 29, 2012, 09:37:59 PM
Here's my first attempt of moon pic & Jupiter! Not got a tripod so used a length of wood to stabilise. The main problem I had was the condensation on the lens going in and out the house :snow
(http://s17.postimage.org/wg9g56tgr/DSC_0116_v1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/wg9g56tgr/)


Title: Re: Yo, what's that planet doing orbiting the moon
Post by: desperate on November 29, 2012, 09:42:55 PM
Hey that's cool :genuflect

esDp


Title: Re: Yo, what's that planet doing orbiting the moon
Post by: Ki Lo Watt on November 29, 2012, 09:56:52 PM
Thanks Desp. Would love to get a telescope and attach a camera to take pics, but that's out of my budget. Will have to get a job at the BBC for a month and then resign stir:


Title: Re: Yo, what's that planet doing orbiting the moon
Post by: desperate on December 02, 2012, 08:47:18 PM
Here's Jupe and the 4 Galilean moons and our Moon working at the prime focus of a 15cm F9 RC reflector, and cold enough last night to freeze my brass monkeys off a cow pie wackoold
(http://s16.postimage.org/q9dofepsh/IMG_5426.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/q9dofepsh/)

(http://s10.postimage.org/x42663tj9/IMG_5394.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/x42663tj9/)


epDs


Title: Re: Yo, what's that planet doing orbiting the moon
Post by: desperate on December 13, 2012, 03:31:32 PM
Tonight's the night

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20709852

but with that big "Low" tracking in from the Atlantic, you can be almost sure we will be clouded out :fume

Dspe