?

Log in

No account? Create an account
'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]
Thomas

[ website | Beware the Jabberwock... ]
[ deviantArt | the-boggyb ]
[ FanFiction | Torkell ]
[ Tumblr | torkellr ]

Links
[Random links| BBC news | Vulture Central | Slashdot | Dangerous Prototypes | LWN | Raspberry Pi]
[Fellow blogs| a Half Empty Glass | the Broken Cube | The Music Jungle | Please remove your feet | A letter from home]
[Other haunts| Un4seen Developments | Jazz 2 Online | EmuTalk.net | Feng's shui]

Jupiter [Saturday 13th July 2019 at 11:32 pm]
Thomas

boggyb
[Tags|, , ]
[Feeling |sleepysleepy]
[Playing |Nightwish - Sleepwalker (original version) [Wishmaster]]

Back in the present after the previous backdated posts

Glancing out the window earlier tonight, I spotted a bright dot next to the moon (at about the 5 o'clock position)...



Hmm, I wonder what that is? Let's fire up Home Planet and take a look:



And ♃ is the symbol for Jupiter! It's bright enough not only to be visible by the naked eye, but also by my phone's camera. I wonder if I can do any better? I've got a 10x20 monocular kicking around somewhere - what if I hold that over the camera lens?







Moderate success. Trying to centre it over the camera is tricky, and motion blur is a problem with night photos. I'm not sure the monocular's focus is set right for the phone's autofocus either. But it beats the digital zoom and pulled out a bit more detail of the moon:

Link | Previous Entry | Share | Flag | Next Entry[ One penny | Penny for your thoughts? ]

Comments:
[User Picture]From: puddleshark
Sunday 14th July 2019 at 12:32 pm (UTC)
Drat - I missed that!

Lovely pictures, though!
(Reply) (Thread)