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Sun and Moon and Stars: I haven't done much with this except when something big passes in front of the sun, but plan to dabble in stargazing and astrophotography in coming years as opportunities to be away from the glare of the East Coast present themselves. Click on any image to load larger image and start slide show.
Venus Transit, June 8, 2004. Venus Transit, June 8, 2004. Venus transit, digiscoped with Canon S330 camera on Meade ETX 125 telescope. The peak of the annular eclipse at 4:04 a.m.  Iceland, May 2003. At 3:33 a.m. one of the somewhat clear views of the partial phase.   Iceland, May 2003.
At 4:05 a.m., just a minute after peak, viewing conditions improved slightly but the moon had moved off center already.  Iceland, May 2003. The view continues to clear but at 4:08 a.m. we´re back into a partial phase.  Iceland, May 2003. Moon, Provia slide taken with Pentax KX t-mounted to Meade ETX 125 telescope.  Telescope shows image reversed left to right. Sunspots. Star trails, taken south of Boston so I had to remove some sky glow, scanned from medium format film, 2004.
Crescent Moon and Venus, November 2005. Sun with a few spots, June 2006, glass solar filter. Digiscoping the Moon, June 2006, Canon G6 and Televue 85. Digiscoping the waning Moon, July 2006, Canon G6 and Televue 85. Digiscoping the waning Moon, July 2006, Canon G6 and Televue 85.  Detail of previous image showing the 100 km crater Theophilus (with the obvious center peak) lower right and part of the Montes Apenninus mountains upper left.
Moon one day past full with 500mm lens and 1.4x extender on DSLR.

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