Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Luna's Sisters

Tonight the cresent Moon and the Pleiades were in conjunction - a beautful sight for sure. I haven't seen this since the seventies. Here are a few shots taken from the backyard. Strong afternoon winds kicked up a lot of dust into the atmosphere - combined with the low altitude of the event - the overexposed sunlit limb of the 12% illuminated moon made for an impressive halo.

Exposure data: Canon 400mm F/2.8L IS lens @ F/5.6 | Canon EOS 1D MKIIN | ISO 200 | shutter - 8.5 to 14 seconds | Takahashi EM200 Mount