Another “Peri” Moon and Venus

shepandperi17:05 Moon rise over azimuth of approx 60 deg.

Another moon at “Perigee”


All images taken with Canon 450D with Sigma 150 -500 mm Zoom lens, mounted on tripod with remote shutter release and mirror lock up.


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150mm,4″ F6.3 ISO1600



150mm,2.5″, F22, ISO1600






150mm, 4″, F22, ISO1600







500mm, 1/50″, F29, ISO1600










500mm, 1/125″, F29, ISO1600







Venus was very prominent in the \Southern sky before sunset and as the2Peri” moon rose was framed in the branches of the tree behind me.


150mm, 5″, F22, ISO 1600.


Took these shots between 17:00 and 18:00 as the moon was rising over Burton on Trent, amazing how much dew had formed on the camera and lens body in that time, luckily none on lens!

The bright moon does not bode well for Geminid spotting and by dawn cloud will be covering the sky, which is unfortunate as the radar echoes being picked up increased dramatically over the 13th Dec and the log file for the 14th was also heading the same way, will post the activity profile at end of week.

Pete Hill


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