Archive for the ‘Astrophotography’ Category

Annular Solar Eclipse

Monday, May 21st, 2012

View the full quality (3MB) version of the compilation photo above. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the moon covers most of the disk of the sun. I threw a solar eclipse party and had about 200 people stop by to take a look. I even got a few nice photos. We ...

Double Iridium Flare

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Click for large version. Iridium class communication satellites have large solar panels, which can occasionally reflect bright sunlight onto your location. Very rarely, you can see two of these satellites pass over in close succession to one another. Such an occurrence is captured here. The blurry looking 'star' just below and to ...

Venus Occultation

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Winter must be over, because I got my first astrophotography session of the season. Early this morning, Venus passed behind the moon. The animation below shows 10 minutes of movement until Venus and the crescent moon 'touch' (called an "occultation" in geek-speak). Many more photos in my astrophotography gallery.