Friday, May 25, 2007

Starry night

At last Saturday’s Relay For Life one of the more popular subjects to photograph wasn’t on the track. High above Tracy High a crescent moon hung in the sky with a planet, Venus I think right below. You could see the photographers craning their necks skyward to capture the sight.

I haven’t had much experience with astrophotography. I have always wanted a telescope but that will be sometime down the line. My one real attempt was this capture of the Hale-Bopp comet as it appeared in the sky above Tracy some 10 years or so ago. Not bad for a time exposure with a 300 mm lens on a Nikon film camera.

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