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Friday, January 20, 2012

Winter Observing from Saints Rest Beach

Date: January 19, 2012 2310hrs to 2350hrs

Location: Saints Rest Beach, Saint John, NB

Weather: -10 Degrees Celsius, strong wind coming off the Bay of Fundy, almost completely clear except for a couple of very high small, light clouds.

Equipment: Cannon Rebel DSLR on tripod.

Objective: To image Mars and Jupiter. At observing time, Jupiter was less than halfway up in the sky in the west and Mars was lower in the East.

Notes:  The red line in two of the images are different airplanes.  These images were all time elapsed, so instead of just a red dot appearing, the plane shows up as a long red streak.


Jupiter in the western sky.  20 second time exposure, 1600 ISO


Mars over Saint John, NB


Mars under the constellation Leo


Ship behind island on the Bay of Fundy looking straight out onto bay from the beach.  The two lights on the horizon are lighthouses on the coast of Nova Scotia.


Ship on the Bay Fundy under the stars.  Picture is taken facing to the south.


Cassiopeia and the Andromeda Galaxy(M31).


Orion The Hunter


Taurus The Bull and Pleiades (M45)


Big Dipper Standing on End over Saint John, through the city lights.  30 sec time exposure, 1600 ISO


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