Tonight was my first night out for a while, I think the weather has been pretty terrible lately, or when it has been a clear night I have been doing something else, like my photography evening class. Anyway tonight I went out and decided to try out my homemade camera mount, which is on top of
What a great night last night, a really clear night with the odd small cloud overhead. I decided to look for the Dumbbell Nebula M27 last night, and I had a rough idea where it was, but I managed to find it after about two minutes, sometimes the night sky seems very small, sometimes massive!
Following along from my mapping of all the asterisms in the sky by just using my Canon DLSR with an 18-55mm lens, I have now taken Perseus and learnt how the asterism is constructed via its stars, I also managed to just get Triangulum and Aries in the photo as well. Now the picutre below
For the first night out in a long time, it must be about three weeks since the perseid meteor shower I managed to have a clear night, and get some photos. It’s still really good fun to learn the various asterisms, and I try to find and learn new ones every time I go out.
On a clear night over my head in my garden I can clearly make out one of the major and probably most well known constellations, Ursa Major, one section of this is The Big Dipper or in the UK it’s also called The Plough. Seven of the brightest stars, which are located in Ursa Major