Friday, February 25, 2011

A Night Out Under the Stars






























What a week! Finished my last class for my Master's program and got a new job! Brilliant stuff! Tonight was very clear and I took my 12" Lightbridge out to the local, popular observing spot for some visual fun, as well as to catch up with some old mates that I have not been able to see for a while. I got a lot of visual observing in, touring Auriga, Gemini, Orion and Cassiopeia. I also caught up with some old astrobuddies and made some new friends (including another Aussie transplant!).

I took the above shot while I observed. It's only about 30 minutes of star trails, taken with the Mansfield Dam in the foreground (this is where a lot of Austin astronomers meet on a regular basis). Taken with my Nikon D7000 and Sigma 10-20mm HSM lens.

2 comments:

~ Jan ~ said...

Congrats on the study & new job. Nice pic too Phil.

Phil said...

Thanks, Jan! Hope all is well Down Under!!!