Monday, 10 January 2011

The Moon

I decided last evening that it was time to go howl at the moon again, although this time with a small compact camera attached afocally through a 40mm EP on my telescope.

Pictured left is one of a hundred plus photographs that i took of the Moon, the pictures are nothing compared to looking at the moon through the scope itself, especially at higher magnifications when you can see the mountains casting shadows on to the lunar surface, although if you look closely at the photo you can see the sunlight just hitting the top of a peak inside some of the craters.

Many people think the best time to look at the moon is when it's full, it's not, the best time is now, when you have the terminator line between light and dark, the contrast reveals some amazing details that are just lost when the moon is full, so go on, grab your binoculars, go outside and howl at the moon and while you are there, pan slightly to the left and look at Jupiter as well, Bushcraft is not just about being in the woods, it's about your environment in general and that to me includes, the environment that is right above you.

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