Comet Machholz Observing Report


Martin McKenna
  Maghera, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Photo Title
  Moon and Snow
Time and Date taken
  12th/18th January 2005
Equipment used
  Handheld Camera held to eyepiece of Meade 8inch LX10 SCT
Capturing device used
  Fuji Finepix E510 3MP Digital Camera
Technical details
  Spot metering so that the moon would not over expose. 2 photos I converted to black and white.

After the astrophotography workshop this evening i tried my hand at some images of the near first 1/4 moon but my hand was shaking alot in the cold so the images turned out blurred but i will keep trying, also had a quick look at Machholz with the 90mm ETX, still easily visible to the naked eye even with moon light.

Here are some photos of the big fall of snow we had in the NorthWest, up to 10inches in places!!!

Clear Skies


Martin McKenna


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