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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2019-20
« Reply #30 on: March 29, 2020, 11:36:54 am »
Hi all,
I'm cheating with this, but thoughts folks could use the uplift!
No weather instrument in the photo, but this is our view over the Bay of Fundy and Atlantic Ocean.
Have a great day!

"The light keeps shining in the dark, and darkness has never put it out"
The Moon and Venus over the Bay of Fundy, Port Maitland, NS last night
© Bill Curry Photography 2020


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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2019-20
« Reply #31 on: March 29, 2020, 02:31:45 pm »
Thanks SOO much! Beautiful!!

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Thanks for sharing! (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2019-20)
« Reply #32 on: March 29, 2020, 10:24:17 pm »
Dear Bill, X-Air and WeatherCat faithful,

I'm cheating with this, but thoughts folks could use the uplift!
. . . .

You are so right!  Thanks so much for sharing. Definitely a beautiful shot!  ThU32:-)

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2019-20
« Reply #33 on: March 31, 2020, 09:39:15 pm »
Another winner, Bill!
Blick


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Sun beating me out of bed! (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2019-20)
« Reply #34 on: April 06, 2020, 11:28:48 pm »
Dear WeatherCat observers of the seasons turning,

It is now a few weeks beyond the Spring Equinox and the sun now rises much further to the North and of course earlier as well.  This morning I caught this image:



The sun is now rising behind the pine tree to the left and will soon rise so early that I won't be able to catch photos like this anymore.  The sun obviously doesn't mind getting up earlier, but I need my beauty sleep! . . .  [bed] . . . . .  [biggrin]

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2019-20
« Reply #35 on: April 07, 2020, 01:11:57 am »
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I need my beauty sleep!
From what I’ve been told, you need a lot of naps to make up for decades of missed sleep!!! [rockon] [sleep] [rolleyes2]

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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2019-20
« Reply #36 on: April 10, 2020, 09:11:33 am »
Love the astro-pic Bill.  ThU32:-) One of my hobbies too. this is a telephoto shot from last week showing Venus in the Pleiades star cluster.

Jos

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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2019-20
« Reply #37 on: April 10, 2020, 02:30:53 pm »
Beautiful, Jos! :)

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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2019-20
« Reply #38 on: April 10, 2020, 06:50:34 pm »
Thank you for sharing Jos - stunning!
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Thanks! Photo details? (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2019-20)
« Reply #39 on: April 10, 2020, 11:01:19 pm »
Dear Jos, X-Air, Blick, and WeatherCat shutterbugs, . . . .

Love the astro-pic Bill.  ThU32:-) One of my hobbies too. this is a telephoto shot from last week showing Venus in the Pleiades star cluster.

Indeed very nice Jos!  The image is particularly sharp!

If it isn't prying, could you tell us some more details of how you took the photo?  Camera setup, exposure, and so on?  Back in the 1970s and 80s, I was trying very hard to take photos like this when all we had was good old film.  Unfortunately while I did my part to keep Kodak, Fuji, and related companies in business, I don't have very many photos I can be proud of!  :-[

Thanks for sharing!  [cheer]

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2019-20
« Reply #40 on: April 11, 2020, 12:00:22 pm »
Nice picture Jos, I looked but we were clouded out here ☹️
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Re: Thanks! Photo details? (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2019-20)
« Reply #41 on: April 12, 2020, 01:44:54 pm »
Indeed very nice Jos!  The image is particularly sharp!

If it isn't prying, could you tell us some more details of how you took the photo?  Camera setup, exposure, and so on?  Back in the 1970s and 80s, I was trying very hard to take photos like this when all we had was good old film.  Unfortunately while I did my part to keep Kodak, Fuji, and related companies in business, I don't have very many photos I can be proud of!  :-[

Thanks for sharing!  [cheer]

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

Hi Edouard,

I'm with you. As a teenager, I also spent hours in the darkroom hoping for a descent picture taken on Kodak Tri-X.  [lol2]

I stil have the (low budget) 4-inch Newtonian telescope from those days, and used the (equatorial) mount for this photo.
Picked up this hobby again after seeing what can be achieved now technology has advanced 40 years -- triggered by folks like Trevor at AstroBackyard_dot_com.

The telescope mount allows me to track the movement of the stars. Accuracy is poor, but good enough for my Nikon D600 DSLR with a 200/2.8 telephoto lens. This image (cropped) is the result of stacking 5 images, each with a 3 sec exposure at ISO800.

Since COVID-19 won't let us leave the house anytime soon, I'm working on getting support from my wife to use the holiday budget on a new and better telescope.  :P

Jos

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Thanks! Stubbornness doesn't always pay off! (Re: Photo details?)
« Reply #42 on: April 12, 2020, 10:58:54 pm »
Dear Jos and WeatherCat stargazers,

I'm with you. As a teenager, I also spent hours in the darkroom hoping for a descent picture taken on Kodak Tri-X.  [lol2]

With some extra time around the house, I have been going through my old photos and I still have quite a collection of missed astronomical photos.  I tried it all:  black and white, color prints, and color slides.  Yes, I could fail with any of them! . .  [banghead]

I stil have the (low budget) 4-inch Newtonian telescope from those days, and used the (equatorial) mount for this photo.
Picked up this hobby again after seeing what can be achieved now technology has advanced 40 years -- triggered by folks like Trevor at AstroBackyard_dot_com.

The telescope mount allows me to track the movement of the stars. Accuracy is poor, but good enough for my Nikon D600 DSLR with a 200/2.8 telephoto lens. This image (cropped) is the result of stacking 5 images, each with a 3 sec exposure at ISO800.

Interesting!  My first telescope was a 3" reflector from Edmund Scientifics.  However, the mount broke after only about a year.  My second telescope was also a 4" reflector, again from Edmund.  Honestly I don't know what happened to it.

Since COVID-19 won't let us leave the house anytime soon, I'm working on getting support from my wife to use the holiday budget on a new and better telescope.  :P

Best of luck in obtaining this particular bit of economic stimulus!  [bounce]

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Fog breaking up in the morning light. (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2019-20)
« Reply #43 on: April 13, 2020, 11:16:14 pm »
Dear WeatherCat observers of the seasons turning,

The famous San Francisco Bay fog isn't nearly has common as it once was.  We are seeing more weather patterns that keep fog away.  The most notorious being the off-shore wind events in which winds from the inland deserts blow the marine influence back into the Pacific.  These are what our wildfire season are made of.  So this morning was a welcome bit of nostalgia:



The warmth of the rising sun was enough to cause the fog to start breaking up producing these pleasant colors.  I'll definitely enjoy the fog while I can, we are already on an unusual spring time off-shore wind event. 

Enjoy!


Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

 

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Dear WeatherCat observers of the seasons turning,

Summer hasn't officially arrived yet, but the hot dry weather has definitely arrived in Northern California.  A neighbor’s pine tree is definitely on its last legs and it captures the arid conditions that now prevail in the San Francisco East Bay:



Such are the conditions that sadly prevail through much of dry western parts of the United States these days . . . . . . .

Oh well, . . . . . . . Edouard