Posted on October 18, 2010
(thats a quote from “2001, A Space Odyssey” if you didn’t know)
Tonight, Anja had a school astronomy science lesson at one of the teacher’s houses not too far from here. Her class and a few brave parents gathered in the falling light at the back of the gorgeous 5 acre property to look at the sky and learn about the stars.
I’m a real star geek – I had a telescope in England that I used to use a fair bit – it was awesome, but sadly it couldn’t make it all the way to Perth so I gave it to a friend (hope you’re still getting good use from it, Molty), so I jumped at the chance to come and see what a could see. Sadly, the moon was out, which pretty much totally stuffs up the sky, but it was still good fun and you could see Venus, Jupiter, Uranus, Mars and a load of brighter constellations.
I took the camera to see if I could get any photos…
I need to read some books on star photography cos the images were a bit ordinary, but you get the idea..
**edit – I had a little play with layers and blends in Photshop – here’s before
And after the blend in PhotoShop