perigee

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.

 

Click on images for full size.

 

150mm,4″ F6.3 ISO1600

perimoonrising

 

150mm,2.5″, F22, ISO1600

 

 

 

risenperi

 

150mm, 4″, F22, ISO1600

 

 

 

 

4512moon

 

500mm, 1/50″, F29, ISO1600

 

 

 

 

 

 

4532moon

 

 

500mm, 1/125″, F29, ISO1600

 

 

 

 

 

4535venus

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