Saturday, 29 August 2009

Moon shooting

I spent tonight staring at the moon (August's waxing gibbous). With a plastic telescope, a digital camera, two butter knives, some sellotape and a red onion, I managed to capture these:


Want to be like me - an ultra-amateur astronomer?

This is what to do:
  • buy a basic, plastic telescope (40x lens onwards)
  • wedge an onion (preferably red) inside the stand for stability
  • sellotape the onion to the three legs
  • attach two butter knives to the front leg for weight
  • spend a good hour trying to line a camera up with the body of the telescope
  • snap snap snap
This is what it should look like:

Happy snapping!

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