Monday, April 23, 2007
Saturday afternoon, I visited with David Levy at his "National Sharing the Sky Foundation" Star party. It was a great success with lots of telescopes and visitors. During the daytime, the filtered sun was the subject in most telescopes along with the nearly quarter phase moon. After sunset, the Moon would be the "star" along with Venus and other evening astronomical targets. Here, David sits next to "Apollo", a 6 inch telescope that has been recently reconditioned. This image was taken with the kit lens at 18mm focal length with a Hoya R72 IR filter. The exposure was 1 second at f/3.5, ISO 800.