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.