Friday, December 12, 2008

Seeing Rings

Late last night my sister in law texted Mark and I, that we should go check out the moon because there was a huge ring around it. It looked like a planet was behind it. So out we went...




The ring was very distinct, and very large. With the camera flat on it's back, on the ground, I still couldn't fit the whole thing into the frame. I think I need a wide angle lens... Mark agreed. But the adapter and that lens for this camera together is around $300+! For anyone with a camera with manual settings (Steph, that book goes over stuff like this...) go play with them! I used an ISO of 80, f-stop 2.7, and a 6 second shutter. So my lense was open very wide, for a long time, but not taking in too much light so the moon wouldn't be quite so bright in the photo, hopefully allowing me to get the ring to show.

My screen is quite bright, so I can see the ring clearly. I printed out a copy and I can see the ring in mine. Hopefully all of you can see it in yours, because it was so awesome!


It was gone 30 minutes later....

2 comments:

Rachel H. said...

Oh that is so cool!! Such a neat picture!

Kathy said...

Oh, I wish we had known - Dave has a professional camera AND a telescope! We definitely would have been out there. Darn! Neat picture.