Sunday, July 6, 2014

The stars in the Tetons were amazing!

After trying to take pictures of stars during the San Rafael Swell trip and getting good, but not spectacular results I bought a remote and packed the tripod for this trip.  The biggest problem I have now is that I am working on these blogs from a Starbucks porch and there is glare so seeing the light spots against the ridiculous amount of glare these shitty laptop screens put in front of my face makes it very difficult to see the very fine details that you look for when doing astro-photography.

Someone should tell the laptop manufacturers that these new shiny screen suck (explicative deleted) and they should go back to the screens they had before.  While they are at it this widescreen crap is BS too...

Anyway, photos, I took a bunch, and some of them I can kind of see while out on this porch...

Here we go!
The stars slide across the field when you do long exposures, however long exposures also show the details of the foreground...

If you look closely, some of these are a little fuzzier than the pinpoints of the stars...  Those are called galaxies.

Have you wondered what the dark side of the moon looks like?

The moon on a shorter exposure now you can see the light side as well...

Stars and trees...

Pin points of light...  I was doing really good on the focus tonight!

The moon was starting to set over the mountains...

Long exposures, there was not a disco going on in the tents on the other end of the campground.

Moon setting over the Tetons...

The moon disappears as a satellite skims across the top of the frame...

Everything in the sky rotates around the pole star...