Friday, June 17, 2016

Fireflies under a Waxing Gibbous Moon

This week I was out at the observatory helping with a group of youth.  The skies were relatively clear, but the Moon seemed too bright to do much with regard to photographing stars, DSO's or Milky Way.... so I turned my attention to trying to capture the beauty of the hundereds of fireflies lighting up the sky! :-)

Here are a few of my favorite photos.....








I stiched the photos together and tacked on a short video using Window's Movie Maker ;-)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Constellations Stars Planets Nebula and Startrails in Mississippi

Our family had a wonderful time recently in Mississippi.... back for a wedding <3  I took my Polarie and camera in hopes of taking a few photos =)

LOTS of FUN!!!!

I annotated photos to point out a few things






















Saturday, June 4, 2016

More Messier Objects =)

Feeling a little bit rusty but decided to get a few more Messier objects while the Moon is out of the way....  These were taken June 2 out at the Witte Observatory =)

M13

M14

M40

M49

M94

The Moon Mars Saturn and Antares in Diamond Configuration May 22 =)

While passing near Scorpius, the Full Moon could not entirely outshine Mars, Saturn, and Antares and made a cool looking square on its side.  These were taken at our new digs ;)  Still in town but relatively dark skies, especially to the south east.
















Miscellaneous Previous Pics ~ Last Quarter Moon Earthshine

While looking through some old photos I stumbled on these photos from November 2, 2015, I took of the last quarter Moon about 1:30 AM =) The first relatively over-exposed image revealing a bit of earth-shine especially caught my eye!

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I've lived in southeastern Iowa all of my life, now with my wonderful family ~ husband and 3 children. 

I've been teaching science now at the local community college for over 10 year now.  I teach both in the class room and online settings.  I have a passion for ALL PHYSICAL SCIENCE! 

Sometimes I both drift off to sleep and wake up thinking of science.  Science ROCKS ~ but even more so the Creator whose imagination thought up this wonderful universe we call home ROCKS EVEN MORE!  lol