Dick Locke's Moonset & Planetsets Pictures
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Moon & Planetary Landscapes

Below: Moonset at Sammy Neal's

Moonset pictures and (a former) North Houston Astronomy Club "Neal" Dark Sky site.  Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn are all represented.

Moon and Mercury Reflecting on the Neal Site Pond

3/11/2005, 7:25 p.m., Nikon D100 DSLR, Nikon 50mm f2.8 macro lens @ f2.8, 4 seconds at ISO 400, no noise reduction, levels correction in Photoshop CS, resize, unsharp mask @ 75%, 1 pixel, 0 levels.  Mercury was mag -0.4 and 48% illuminated (like a little half moon).  Mercury is just less than 5 degrees above the horizon. Moon was 3.7% illuminated, 40 hours 23 minutes old (give or take!), and about 7 degrees above the horizon.  The lack of any clouds or haze in the atmosphere made this less colorful than some images (see below), but foretold a great night for astronomy. See another image here: NHAC - moon and mercury pictures.


Moonset Over Orange Sky and Neal Pond

 9/27/03 about 8 seconds.  Nikon F3, Fuji Velvia ASA 50 slide film, Nikon 55mm macro lens @f2.8.  This was taken earlier than the other image; the moon is higher and the sky brighter. 

Moon setting into Neal Pond

  You can see the "earthshine" dimly, left of the bright crescent.  9/27/03.  Film image, 10 seconds on Fuji 100 slide film, N90s camera, Nikon 105mm f2.8 macro lens @ f4.

2012 Venus Transit

Dick's DL-DIGITAL MOON Pictures

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