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22* Moon Halo

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22* Moon Halo was created by martinastro

Another lovely clear night here. At 19.15LT a faint 22* halo formed around the waxing gibbous Moon high in the eastern sky. Visually the halo was a weak blue/white colour but not bright enough to stimulate the colour cells of the human eye however the camera did pick up a subtle red colour on the inside ring edge. I had a feeling i would see atmospherics this evening due to the presence of high level cirrus type clouds. All images ISO400/15 sec exp/Manual mode/tripod mounted using timer...







Heres 2 shots of nice plane and contrail in close proximity with the Moon has it flew past on an eastern course..





With the 8" i spent a long time searching for Comet Mc Naught however strong moonlight, atmospheric extinction and whispy clouds made my attempts futile. I observed a selection of binary stars and deep sky objects to finnish the session.

Clear skies!
Martin Mc Kenna

coruscations attending the whole length of the luminosity, giving to the phenomena the aspect of a wrathful messenger, and not that of a tranquil body pursuing a harmless course..comet of 1680
16 years 11 months ago #23244

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