Monday, January 29, 2007

fun night time photos

yesterday we drove two hours east of la serena for my first observing run on gemini-south telescope (more on that later)... i also caught my first real glimpse of comet mcnaught! i was worried that mcnaught would be too faint to see since it's dimming every night as it flies away from the sun and the waxing moon grows brighter! i'm pleased to say i was not disappointed and caught this shot! i exposed for 15 seconds with my little digi camera on a tiny tripod... while standing very still letting the moon light illuminate my body! i took a few more long exposures that you can check out at the "new photo galleries" listed in the side bar.

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