What a way to start new year ! Week full of observation and astrophotography !
I wish I could take all you guys to my native! Lakshmisagara, a village about 5 Kms from Tarikere. Clear skies ! and disturbing moon I had observations over a week, unfortunately i couldn’t take my telescope, it doesn’t make sense too ( its not working now ). but the real handy 7X50 binocular and digital camera are just sufficient to enjoy clear sky.
Photos of constellations – which always been one part of my photography ! also helped me identify them and cross check their shapes with dim stars..
star clusters – excellent view in binoculars, and in photos !
Planets – Venus after sunset, Mars and Jupiter early morning, and saturn almost full night !!!
photos shared at http://www.flickr.com/photos/60342513@N00/
I missed two stuffs for the whole week.. one a good telescope ! second BAS members !!!