Friday, January 24, 2014

Moon Alongside Spica, January 23, 2014

I was taking the dog out at 4:00am (that's how a lot of these blog posts start, huh!) when I saw the Moon alongside the bright star Spica. I went back inside to get my camera, and when I came back out the clouds had rolled in. I quickly snapped a few photos of the pair and went back inside minutes before it started snowing heavily.

I didn't have time or patients for a composite image, so this is actually one frame - however, I juiced up the brightness of Spica in Photoshop so that it's more apparent.

moon with spica
Single frame at ISO 100, 300mm, f/11, 1/40 sec

moon and spica screenshot
Screenshot from StarWalk app

moon and spica screenshot
Screenshot from Stellarium

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