A Blizzard of Stars in the Moon Light

A Blizzard of Stars in the Moon Light

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I could not resist the serene beauty of last night’s pristinely clear sky. The silvery light of a half moon not withstanding, I decided to at least try and image something rather than just let such a beautiful evening slip by. I chose to take a quick portrait of a well positioned and favorite blizzard of stars in the southern skies, Omega Centauri. It was just barely visible to the naked eye and nearly as large as the moon that endeavored to outshine it.

Coordinates       :

13h 28' -47d 33' Centaurus

Date Imaged       :

April 2, 2012

Lens       :

Astrophysics 5" f/8 Starfire

Camera       :

Nikon D7000

Exposure       :

12 minutes

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio