May 7, 2013

Orion served with Cheese

Orion constellation, Sirius and friends above Cheese Castle (Fort São Francisco Xavier), Porto, Portugal. The reddish gradient is due to light pollution from the city.
Taken with Canon 1000D, 18mm lens, in 14/March/2013. HDR composition.

Mar 15, 2013

1% of Moon

I took this photograph while I was looking for comet Pan-STARRS last Tuesday (12/Mar/13). The Moon was just beautiful, displaying a thin crescent, with its disk only 1% illuminated!

Mar 12, 2013

Welcome Comet Pan-STARRS

Although the weather wasn't very good, I managed to photograph Pan-STARRS between the clouds. I took this photo in the city of Porto, Portugal, facing the Atlantic Ocean which is perfect because there is nothing to obstruct the view. In addition, a ship was passing and the comet seems to be falling into it. Who wants to play Battleship?

Taken with Canon 1000D, 250mm lens at f/5.6, 2.5sec, ISO 400.