This morning I got my astrophotography on. The first clear sky in a few days and I was up anyway.
Camera: 8.1 Mpx Sony Cyber-shot (DSC-W90) with settings I’m not too sure of at 4:30 AM but they were probably wrong anyway. Here’s what I think they were — ISO 3200, +2.0 EV, exposure balanced throughout the frame, unlimited focus distance, regular white balance, and maybe some other stuff my camera was doing without me knowing.
Telescope: Celestron refractor telescope, 76mm aperture and 300mm focal length. Description here.
The unplannedness of these pictures plus my epic green with photography contributed in making these photos less than stellar (ha! not at all lame pun — and Jupiter isn’t a star…so not at all a pun…I’m tired), but they are my first so here they are.
This blurry Jupiter was captured at 4:30 AM Monday, 25 May 2009.
You can’t see any of the moons, but it’s a start. I think this was my 6 mm eye piece.
Jupiter. My second (publishable) picture. I took several — these were the least objectionable.
This was taken at 4:30-something AM Monday, 25 May 2009. I think this was my 20 mm eye piece.