Friday, June 30, 2006
The Moon on June 29th
Michael Milligan blogged his viewing of the Moon through the University of Minnesota's 10-inch refractor last evening. A great coincidence (aka clear skies for us both) had me at Ryerson viewing the Moon that evening too. It was a useful starting point to Saturn, Mars, and even the elusive Mercury. I also looked at Jupiter to add to the planet list.
I too photographed it, although I waited until the sun had set, taking the first image at 8:45PM with the intention of getting some of the twilight blue in the image.
This second image is a point-of-view image through the viewfinder.
Earlier I also branded a piece of wood with an "R" for Ryerson using the sun's setting rays.