Yay!

I was half dozing last night, the fire was crackling and hissing as the logs slowly burned and I was pondering an early night. Then Julie pointed out there was an Aurora alert and quite a lot of talk on Twitter about it being a ‘good one’ πŸ˜‰ so I wandered outside expecting to see cloud – which is normal whenever there’s an Aurora alert. For once however the sky was fairly clear and I tried a couple of snaps from the lane, it looked interesting enough to bundle a…

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Stars & Planets

I set out this morning to take a couple of early photographs, it wasn’t too early to be out but it was cold. Still, I ended up getting carried away just a bit and decided to try for a panoramic of the stars & planets above the Eden Valley. There was the odd bit of cloud about but not enough to stop me trying, photographing the panoramic took only a few minutes, stitching it together was another matter πŸ˜‰ click on photograph above for larger version.

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Weolcan

I woke fairly early and decided to check the sky, as it was clear I popped out into the garden in the hope of photographing comet Ison. I managed a few ‘star’ photographs before the cloud started to play games, the horizon was clear one minute and obscured the next. I’ve yet to check all the photographs for Ison, but I did like this one star pic. In between looking for Ison I turned the camera towards the Moon. After a while I watched the clouds more than the stars…

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After dark & before the dawn

Decided to take the camera to work last night and snapped a couple of shots from the balcony… A few hours later and I made another attempt at photographing Comet Ison as it was well above the horizon yet still stuck in the murk of Appleby’s light pollution. It took a bit of squinting at the screen but now I see it I know what to look for on the other shots πŸ˜‰ Finally on my way home, bleary eyed, I stopped to take a photo of the Moon as…

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