Adventures in astrophotography, takes 2 and 3
My camera isn't very good and my hands aren't very steady, so this is probably the best I can do for now. The streaks to the lower left of the moon near the horizon are the masts/poles on Ratner. (Are they lit on purpose or do they happen to catch the ambient light? Damn, the energy we waste illuminating the sky.) Again, the fuzzy orange image above the moon is a reflection in my window. The bright points of light in the sky are either reflections or bad pixels, or else my camera is a lot better than I think it is because right now from my bedroom I can only make out a planet (which one? it's very bright, steady, and on the ecliptic, so I am pretty sure it is a planet), one or two stars, and a plane, and neither of those should be in the fields of view here. Curse this orange haze--I wish I was at White Pines.