Heavenly Objects: The Aftermath

So after posting yesterday about last night’s expected cellestializations, I had this crazy ideato set up my DSLR up on the roof, point it at the northeastern skies and leave the shutter open all night or at least for as long as the camera’s battery held out, in what ended up being a really lame attempt to capture however many meteor tracks might shoot across the frame.

Ansel Adams I am not. I’m more like Edsel Adumbs.

But before that ultimate fail I adjourned myself from the finale of “So You Think You Can Dance” (don’t judge) to climb up on the roof at around 8:30 p.m. and point the cam at the marine layer-free skies to the west and get the following shot of the meeting of Moon, Saturn, Venus and Mars (click to biggify). It ain’t all that grand either, but bear in mind I got the shot balanced precariously atop our steeply pitched roof. In flip flops. Annotations included thanks to SkyVoyager, the absolutely awesome astronomy app for iPhone.

Annotations included thanks to SkyVoyager, the absolutely awesome astronomy app for iPhone.

3 Replies to “Heavenly Objects: The Aftermath”

  1. Thanks for the night show!
    If you are celestially minded (and don’t already know about it) check out
    http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html
    Today’s image is Night of the Perseids. They have one image a day, so if you want to see it after today, go to the Calendar option and look for Aug 14.
    This site is one of my daily pleasures…esp since we don’t see much of the real night sky in LA…

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