|Despite there being no Moon, the Sun had|
almost caught up with me in this shot from
early on Thursday morning
As I mentioned in the last post, these were taken with the support of my (free!) tripod, so any blurry, shaky stars are their own fault, not mine!
I also endeavoured to have some order in which I took the pictures to make it easier to remember which area of the sky I'd already photographed, and to work out which constellations were where when it came to labelling the damn things once I'd got home. Starting with Camera pointing North East (ish) at the horizon, I turned sunwise (even though the sun was not present) through the compass points taking photos every so often until I was back at the starting point. Then I pointed Camera up from the horizon by 60° and did the same thing, finally ending with one or two shots pointing directly upwards.
Here are the results - And remember to click to embigulate:
19:00-19:20 Monday, 22nd January
|I labelled the somewhat insignificant 40 Eridani as this is the home system of Star Trek's Vulcans.|
|That is the Moon, not a street light.|
|The large glow to the West is from Cromer (the small point of light may be from the pier)|
|Atik (in Perseus) is the official star name for Omicron Persei (the eight planet of which is ruled by Lrrr - thanks for pointing that out Eros!)|
And Keid (in Eridanus) is the official name of 40 Eridani A
(the star around which Vulcan orbits)
|I think that was a jet flying through Lynx and Auriga?|
06:20-06:40 Thursday, 25th January
Even though I was up and out nearly two hours before sunrise, the glow from the approaching sun was enough to make itself known on these 30 second exposure photos.
|Uh, oh. Here comes the Sun!|
|Another jet/satellite/UFO flying through Auriga and Perseus.|
|Everything revolves around Polaris, the North Star.|
|At 06:39, only the brightest stars can be seen as dawn begins to loom from below the horizon.|
Despite the Moon making herself known in some of the 22nd January photos, the post title "No Moon At All" comes from Mary Osborne's song of the same name, brought to my attention by our very own Mago.
And for my next trick, I intend to redesign the constellations as hardly any of them look like what they're supposed to be!