Monday, October 10, 2005
Antares gone Supernova?
Antares gone Supernova? Not this time - Antares was washed out in the glare just about half a degree north of the center of the Moon as the crescent Moon passed just south of the brightest star in Scorpius whose stinger rises just below the faint glow of the Milky Way on the left side of ths image. The Moon is washed out in this image which was taken with a 24mm lens on my 20D. The bright "star" on the right side is Venus in the fading twilight and the greenish glow just left of center is a reflection of or lens flare from the overexposed Moon. There were plenty of pesky moonlit clouds all over the sky at the time of this image, taken on the evening of October 7. The exposure was 30 seconds at f/1.8, ISO 400.