64 thoughts on “Clouds, Contrails, Planets, Moon

  1. Just the ole kit 70-300. I fall back to that a lot. One of my tripod legs had a loose cam, so with a breeze, the leg was retracting. It was a fiasco! I’ll tighten the leg cams and try again tomorrow, I reckon.

    • That lens does not have image stabilization, so it will be almost impossible to get clear shots in low light. You sould use the 70-200 with image stabilization on if you are shooting handheld.

  2. A beautiful series! My favorite is the 2nd one, with the perfect Moon-eye of the Universe looking out beyond Saturn and Jupiter. It’s raining here tonight. Been raining most of the day. No sky views up this way tonight.

  3. This is the collusion of the two, Jupiter and Saturn, the largest planets in our solar system, creating The Star of Bethlehem, which hasn’t happened for 800 years. Pretty epic. I saw it driving home.

  4. A powerful Alignment Tim.. in a powerful configuration of our times.. Let us hope we create a beautiful new positive time line to go with it..
    Beautiful photographs.. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, aveRAGE. Have you seen the planets converging? There was a full solar eclipse on Monday that could be seen in the south end of South America, Antarctica and South Africa. I’m not sure if any of it was visible in Australia.

    • It’s cool to see the rings and all. I’ve thought about a telescope, but I don’t know if I have the patients to use one. Thanks, Susan.

      • It didn’t seem easy to get the planet in the frame (if that’s the right word). It helps to have plenty of cloudless nights – we were very lucky to have a clear view.

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