There is a repeating theme this week – clear and calm temperatures, with every clear night revealing more of the Moon to see and photograph.
The 36% Waxing Crescent Moon, May 2023
This week’s lunar trek continues with another evening of clear sky and an easier target.
The 14% Waxing Crescent Moon, May 2023
Another clear night, another clear shot at May’s Waxing Crescent Moon in the evening sky after Sunset. Taken with my 127mm Mak-Cass telescope and iPhone 14 Pro with NightCap.
Venus and Moon, May 2023
A clear sky showed the prime event of the week – Venus and the Moon in proximity after Sunset. Photographed with my Canon EOS SL3.
The 6.4% Waxing Crescent Moon, May 2023
After nearly a month of waiting through overcast and wildfire smoke haze, I had a chance to see and photograph May’s young crescent Moon.
Almost Full Moon (99%) April 2023
Very clear skies this early morning offered a prime opportunity to observe and photograph a nearly Full Moon.
Waxing Gibbous Moon 88%, April 2023
Despite the colder temperatures and increasing wind, I used my homemade Dobsonian telescope tonight to photograph the Moon approaching Full.
Venus on March 27th, 2023
It was finally time to photograph Venus once again, close up. Over the past several years I have posted Venus “cameos” where the planet was a dot in the sky, maybe next to the Moon, for example. But here, finally, I used my Mak-Cass to pinpoint on Venus and nothing else.
Jupiter and Venus Together on March 1st, 2023
Sometimes there are appointments and commitments that interrupt even my astronomy hobby on important dates. This past Wednesday was one such occurrence. For despite the close approach of Jupiter and Venus and the remarkably clear skies (minus wisps of clouds), I was unable to be anywhere near my telescope or to have a passable astrophoography camera setup to record the event.
Moon in Late February, 2023
I have not posted an image of the Moon since last year, for a variety of reasons, but here is a good one from this past cycle in late February 2023.