by Lisa Fanning
Beauty in the sky
The moon throughout the day 2/11
“Lighting the way” – Having some fun with the moon at the end of a fun day. The Sandy Hook Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in America (since the original Boston Light was burned down during the American Revolution.)
I enjoyed playing the game of place the moon in a fun position and was able to capture it atop the lighthouse.
📷: iPhone 13 ~ 2/11/22
Waxing Gibbous Moon
February 9, 2022 – The day after First Quarter is always a fun time to look for the Straight Wall (Rupes Recta) as highlighted here.
IPhone 13 through Celestron NexStar Evolution 8- 40 mm eyepiece
Sunspots and Prominences 2/9/22
Sundog and a gull
A Ring-billed Gull flies through a sundog on Sunday at the Keyport waterfront Feb 7.
Waxing Crescent moon –
February 6, 2022 – 34%. I love these days around the first quarter. So many features revealed including Theophilus, Cyrillus and Catharina.
ISS Pass under the moon
February 6, 2022 5:46 PM EST
Equipment: iPhone 11 on a tripod
Processing: extracted from video; cropped for composition, converted to black and white for effect and resized in GIMP
Using the iOS app, “ISS Spotter,” I was able to determine when the ISS would be passing over our house. Visibility began from the Northwest at 5:45 PM traveling to Southeast. This gave me time to set up in my front yard, knowing it would pass horizontally over our home and under the moon. As I was capturing video, an airplane can be seen traveling vertically, which made for an intersection when stacked. 53 images were extracted from video and stacked in Starry Sky Stacker for iOS. I then cropped the image so that the pitch of the roof made for an interesting composition.