July 16, 2012
Moon Eats Planet Party
image by Bill Metallinos, Corfu, Greece
If you switch back and forth between today's LPOD and yesterday's you can see the movement of the Moon from upper right to occulting Jupiter just between Venus and the Pleiades. But this image wasn't to provide an illustration of orbital motion, it is just so wonderful that I wanted to share it. This could be the cover for a new book on observing. What they saw through the scopes was this view below.
Top: 15 July 2012, 02:20 UT. Canon eos 40D + ef 15mm fisheye @ f2.8, iso800 for 30sec.
Bottom: 15 July 2012, 02:30 UT. Takahashi Toa130, 1000mm @ f7.7 em200 temma2 Canon eos 40D, Iso800, 23 images, 1/1000sec - 8sec with Photomatix.
Bill's astro images gallery
Yesterday's LPOD: A Brighter Eye for Taurus
Tomorrow's LPOD: Creases, Cracks, Fractures And Inflections