Taken with Samsung S7 phone. The sky was wonderfully dark and clear and Capella a shining beacon with Pleiades to the right of it.
If you zoom in to the image it looks like you can see all three of the major open clusters. However star trailing means I am not sure of this as the fuzzy objects may be slurred stars!
Snapshot from the bedroom window at 1AM last night.
Walking through the park in Lichfield, Damian and I saw this ISS pass. Hand held photo with Samsung S7 phone.
Now 2 days old the moon at 11% illumination presented it self in the evening sky at an elevation of approx. 12 degrees at 21:30, easily visible, unlike yesterday when I could only pick it out using binoculars.
Its companion this evening was Venus, easily visible unlike mercury of the previous evening. Didn’t have to travel any further than front lawn for these shots.
Damian took these photos using his iPhone when we went out for a walk
I took this photo using Damian’s iPhone.
The day old moon was setting on the 14th July with mercury in close attendance, well I went to my usual spot for these events, set up Canon 450D on tripod with cable shutter release and 150-500mm Sigma zoom lens. Sunset well into the NW around 21:30 then patiently scanned horizon in W to WNW direction with 7×50 binoculars for sign of moon which was going to be a thin crescent of approx 3.4%. The more worrying feature was a low cloud bank across the horizon ( see Andys previous post to this) which made for a glorious sunset but was going to cause problems trying to view Mercury and in fact as mercury was about 1-2 degrees to left of moon and about 2 degrees below it never punched through the murk. First image of moon was at 21:46 and last at 22:06 as it slipped into the cloud bank.
1.F6.3,ISO1600, 1/500″, 500mm
2. F5.6, ISO1600, 1/1250″,289mm
3. F6.3,ISO 1600, 1/400″, 500mm
4. F6.3, ISO1600, 1/30″, 150mm
I took this photo whilst on a walk around Stowe Pool in Lichfield (Samsung S7 Phone)
Yes, the same ones Andy has also posted!
Woke up, looked out the bedroom (back) window… could see them bright as anything. Shot round to the front and grabbed camera. Couldn’t get the angle from my office window. Tried Julie’s office window (also on the front), but no joy… Headed downstairs in dressing gown and into back garden. Pulled wheelie bin out (for small tripod) but still no joy! Opened side gate and plonked tripod on car roof and started taking pictures…. rang Andy’s mobile – no joy, rang house number…. got a pretty vacant “…..heeellloooo…”. I think my curt response went something like…” Andy, it’s me, you need to get your arse outside, Noctilucent clouds..!”
This is a 1 second exposure @ f/2.8. ISO 200, 48mm focal length was shot at 3.30am on Friday morning 6th July 2018
My trusty old full frame Nikon D3 on a small travel tripod, itself sitting on my car roof.
Off the iPhone6…