Thursday, May 1, 2008

Sky Watch Friday V

Look at the Moon in the Daytime


Apollo 11 Landing site - Sea of Tranquility
(Click on the photo and look for the red dot)

I photographed this in the late afternoon using my Celestron 14" Telescope and a Nikon Point and Shoot camera held at the eyepiece.

I was watching a movie entitled "The Dish" the other day about Apollo 11 and Neil Armstrong being the first to set foot on the Moon, and thought it might be appropriate for Sky Watch.

We owe a debt of gratitude to Australia and the Radio Telescope at Parks for the television images of the first Moon walk. Thank you Australia.

To play SWF visit Wiggers World.

Troy
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63 comments:

quintarantino said...

No way!
What a stunner ...

Old Wom Tigley said...

Well done Troy.. great pictures words and information.
This picture is awesome.

Thanks for the link
Tom

Petunia said...

I am so impessed. This is stunning:)

Abraham Lincoln said...

What a neat sky watch shot.

fishing guy said...

Troy: Cool shot, amazing clarity.

Marcos Santos said...

Since boy, dream to have a telescope. I have always been poor and never could.
But today I can, and you gave me a great idea.

Thank you very much.

Abraços
Marcos Santos

RuneE said...

Just one word - impressive!

Quiet Paths said...

Very impressive! Wow!

ANNA-LYS said...

You wrote this at Rune's

Mine is up,
Come visit.


It made me curious and I went here to watch :-D

ANNA-LYS said...

I have clicked on the photo, and looked for the red dot ... cool!

SandyCarlson said...

That's pretty darn amazing! Thanks for sharing this and the how-to!

luiz.ramosforet said...

Great sky, I said Moon.
Tools help to take good shots.
Congratulations.

imac said...

Oh WOW, this is 1st class photography.


Please come visit mine.

juliana rw said...

wow....awesome

Please check out mine Thanks

Picturing of Life said...

I am impressed with your shot :D

Will you visit mine Thanks

Denise BC said...

Troy

Not only have enough equipment and the creativity that made the difference, beautiful!

Daniel J Santos said...

Fantastic, excellent done.

ellen b said...

Wow, I'm amazed...

John said...

Amazing shot, well done.

Me & my puppies said...

Now that's taking sky watching to the extreme!

Champ Townboy said...

Amazing!!

Marie said...

Fantastic shot!

Ida said...

Amazing Sky Watch!
Fantastic! :)

Ida

Anemone said...

So different and nice too see... The world is and seemed so small, after all...

Nice weekend wishes you, from Norway.

Angie said...

Very impressive!

Carole said...

How ingenious! This is great.

Stacey Huston said...

Great photo, fantastic.. thanks for sharing

D Herrod said...

Nice moon shots. I too am from FW.

quintarantino said...

Glad you decided to have a fig tree; now let it grow and have the pleasure of getting those figs out of the tree and eating them ... hope to see a picture of it!

Neal said...

That's neat. I'll have to try that sometimes.

Luke Wiley said...

amazing capture of the moon! nice one!
My Sky Watch Friday post

david mcmahon said...

G'day from Australia,

Wonderful shot, wonderful post and a wonderful acknowledgement of a country some people forget was instrumental in beaming those Apollo XI images.

Good on ya, mate

kay said...

I'm impressed. Great shot!

Lori said...

Incredible! I'm so jealous of people who can get those great moon shots!

Sherry said...

Wow, very impressive photo!

photowannabe said...

Amazing shot. I am impressed. Thanks for the look at the moon.

Judi-gmj said...

Beautiful, I am so amazed by the moon, and your talent.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

You're very clever!

Autumn said...

Wow what an amazing photo!

Lilli & Nevada said...

great photo the red dot shows up well

naturglede said...

I love your photo! Have a nice day!

babooshka said...

Very impressive and different. Loved it.

guild-rez said...

What a great shot..great information..

alexander said...

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing this valuable information.

Have a good weekend.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Sharon said...

This is a great picture! Thanks for telling how you did it!

The Texican said...

Wonder how much red paint it took for them to get that dot to show up so well in the photo?

the teach said...

Troy, that's incredible! I didn't know you could do that! Marvelous photo! :)

raf said...

How appropiate for sky watching! Great post, Troy. Thank you!

byrningbunny said...

This is incredible! Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

Sandi McBride said...

Wow...it certainly looks tranquil!
Thanks for sharing...and for thanking Australia for it...
oh and David sent me...sure am glad
Sandi

Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Wow! Great picture and interesting information!

***Fotografia e Luz*** said...

beautiful image of the moon

Irene said...

What a great idea! And what an incredible shot!!!

Kathiesbirds said...

Troy, what a great shot and a nice variation to Skywatch Friday. I love the ever mysterious moon!

tommy v said...

mmmmm make miss the beach. Its 32 tonight in colorado

Cláudia said...

This picture is marvellous. Congratulations!

R&J said...

Different & impressive!

Larry D said...

Wow! Excellent shot!

Thiên said...

That is an awesome picture! I love the moon and I gazing at it -- it's mesmerizing.

Scotty Graham said...

wow, Troy...this is great. What a great idea to take a photo through your telescope!! Great shot!!

Louis la Vache said...

Louis is late to the party here! Fantastic choice for SWF!

Jennifer H said...

Spectacular.

Bob Johnson said...

Awesome shot, and great telescope, I just watched a show, a documentary about Apollo 13, very interesting, thought I'd seen them all, this was a first time for me, it was on the discovery channel. I am an Apollo and Moon nut,lol.