I just had a cup of coffee and while feeling psyched I went on a blog-hopping spree and got super inspired (and crazy jealous) by this travel blog so I just had to post something on mine.
This is around a 45-minute exposure. The lovely thing about film and my Canon FTb (no batteries required, and with a mirror lock-up feature) is that I can leave it and it does its job. No need for stacking images on Photoshop!!
The yellowish patch at the bottom right corner is a cloud-covered moonset; also I think I was pointing at Orion here? The three lines of nearly identical thickness a quarter from the left is the belt. Haha I suck at giving directions. The thick line in the middle on the left is Rigel. Ah what the hell, let’s bust out Stellarium for a clearer reference:
After fiddling with the date and time arrows, the Stellarium image matched up with mine. Now I have an idea when exactly I took the photo. I don’t remember the moon to be a thin, waxing crescent, but there you go! Astronomy is fun you guys!! 🙂
…is the spot we chose to watch the sun vanish behind the moon.
I didn’t think I would miss this place but I really, really do. Ternate, you are my summer fling—a one-time affair but what an amazing, memorable experience it has been. Thank you for having me.
is an attempt to save this blog from utter oblivion.
February was great. March is going to be even better.
Happy leap day!