Hey, everyone. What a gorgeous night. We’ve had a couple over the last few days. Just the other night, while a’ huntin’ for some Taurid meteors, I was able to convince my little pocket camera to grab this shot for me. Here are the constellations Taurus the bull and Auriga the charioteer as seen from my front yard.
That’s at ISO 400.
Here’s it is again, the same scene, but at ISO 1600, so four times as much light:
No story to tell tonight, just a quiet shot of a quiet night under the skies. I love being able to see the Pleiades watching from overhead, and the bright red Aldebaran is always a sight. The Hyades, which is the closest open star cluster to Earth, is that V-shaped, or, as it is here, >-shaped group of stars toward the middle-bottom. Along with Capella, a third of the Winter Circle is up by mid-evening now, especially with us having more night now that we did even a week ago.
You know, I still shoot film most of the time, but it’s really handy having this camera in my pocket for nights like these.
Clear skies, everyone!