Did you see the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction on the winter solstice? I attempted some photos, along with other star/moon photos with people in there as well.
We went outside on Monday evening to take a look! I only had my 50mm lens—the Canon R6 has 1.6 zoom though so I think this first picture is technically at 85mm. Still far, far, far away :). The lines in these first two are plane contrails (vapor trailers from planes). The planets were supposed to be really close together an hour after sunset, so that’s why it’s not super dark yet.
Note that I’m suuuure these aren’t technically correct, but I’m still learning! It’s so fun for me to try various exposures and just practice.
Austin set up his new telescope to look! This Celestron has the capability to find something in the sky and track it—one day we will use it to its fullest potential!
I’d love to take an awesome Milky Way photo one day. The moon was so bright and it was a bit cloudy but you could still see so many stars.
Some shooting stars, clouds, and satellites out there.
Such a beautiful backdrop!
I overlaid the Christmas tree middle window from a darker photo onto this star photo so that they would both be well exposed! But not any of the other windows heehee.
Can you spot the shape of Austin’s face in one of these windows?
“Their hands are pooping the moon.” – guess who. I was just trying out different compositions!
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