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Posts tagged “Astronomical

Comet Hale-Bopp

Comet Hale-Bopp - 1997

A friend asked me if I took photos of the SuperMoon/Lunar eclipse on Sunday (9-27-15). I had to tell her that I didn’t. I have been CURSED for years! Whenever there is an astronomical event on a specific day, it has “almost” always been OVERCAST. And, on Sunday, it was TOTALLY overcast again. The last time I took a lunar eclipse photo, and I’m not exaggerating, was in 1989.
In 1997 I was able to take photos of Comet Halle-Bopp because comets don’t come and go in 1 night. I had my Olympus OM-1 camera loaded with B&W film connected to my telescope. I took a series of shots, and not being sure of the exposure, timed them from 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Also timing those exposures was done the old-fashioned way because I didn’t have a watch with a second hand. I had to count ¬†– 1 mississippi, 2 mississippi, etc. The film was developed and the photo printed in my darkroom.


Full Moon over Provincetown

Provincetown, Cape Cod, Nighttime, Stars, Astronomical, Astronomy photography

The town is Provincetown, at the tip of the Cape.
When the Moon is full, it glows like a midnight sun losing all detail.
The glowing point of light at the bottom middle
is Pilgrim’s Monument.


The Night Sky…

Provincetown, Cape Cod, Nighttime, Stars, Astronomical, Astronomy photography

…and a full moon over Cape Cod.