@youcantoo I've been wanting to try out my new camera on the moon (it arrived a couple of days *after* the eclipse), but I just can't bring myself to stay up past midnight for it.
At least with random photos of the moon, it's only a matter of waiting a week or two.
@Matt Ugh, that's awful.
Some recent sun #halo displays I've seen in the last 2 weeks: An upper tangent arc (my first!), the top edges of a circumscribed and 22° circular halo, and most of a 22° circular halo (with bonus contrail shadow on the cloud layer!)
All shot on my Pixel 2 with levels adjusted.
These are all formed by reflection and refraction of light in ice crystals. (A great reference: https://www.atoptics.co.uk/halo/common.htm )
Also, all seen from Los Angeles, which isn't freezing...at ground level.
I went back out about an hour later to check out the view as the moon left the earth's shadow, and caught these two photos, taken about the same time with different exposures so that you can see either the lit portion of the moon, or the part that's still in the earth's shadow.
Clouds were rushing across the sky, but for the most part, it was clear, and we had a perfect view of the #moon looking like a dark brown chunk of rock in the sky.
(Then I spent 10 minutes fighting with camera settings while he went back to bed.)
I caught a glimpse of the trail from today's Delta 4 launch out of Vandenberg while driving, and made a beeline for the coast for a better look. I did manage to catch a clear view of the trail, though winds had already started blowing it out of shape, and stayed briefly to look at the boats on the ocean and the scenery.
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@hatebunny Good point about the lenses. I've been mainly looking at the cameras themselves, figuring I'd look at additional lenses later, but I should definitely consider what lenses are available before I commit to a mount type.
And that's a super-helpful site! Thank you!
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