My daughter was standing on the balcony last night, and she asked me if I wanted to take a photo of the moon. After some persuading, as I had taken one a few days before, I finally took my camera and tripod out onto the balcony to take a photo of the waning moon. I was stunned with how well it turned out.
I very nearly used a seagull until I noticed that I used one a couple of weeks ago. I am hoping to get better shots of the moon very soon. A friend of mine, Steve, (Please go follow him, he is new to photography and I think he is doing really well) has told me about an adaptor that I can fix to my telescope along with a threaded barlow lens (telescope fitting) which will allow me to use the telescope as a lens. The excitement is real when I think of the shots I could get of Saturn, of Jupiter, and the moon. I remember seeing Jupiter for the first time in my old telescope – I left it out too long and it got rusty, but Steve, being the fantastic friend that he is, gave me a new body for the scope – the first time I saw Jupiter, I thought I could see stars near it, and I shrieked like a 4 year old when I realised that what i was looking at was four of Jupiter’s moons. If I stared hard, I could also see the big red storm as well, but it looked dark rather than red.
This moon shot is one of my favourite from the last week.