Astronomy

Observing Log for

Session Details


Aberdeen

57.1208, -2.09038

10m

Notes

For this months Space Weather competition theme of "Planets at Dusk" I wanted to get out and capture Mars, Mercury or Saturn as they set in the west. A trip to the graveyard under clear skies tonight got me Saturn

Observations

Saturn

I wanted to get a shot of Saturn close to the tower of Nigg Kirk and so set off up to the cemetary at around 11pm. With clear skies it was easy to pick out Saturn, close to the sickle of Regulus. With my tripod I took a few test shots and then got my competition entry. I also got a nice shot of the whole of Leo.

Planet at Dusk

The above shot was taken with my camera tripod mounted, ISO 80 at f/2.8 for 30 seconds

Moon

Whilst taking the shots of Saturn and Leo I also checked out the bright, low, full moon which looked very impressive hanging just above the headstones.

Moonlight and the cemetary