Night Sky

A couple of shots taken last night when the skies were beautifully clear. First a waning moon…Click on the image to get the uncropped version.


We have one moon. Jupiter has four, three of which are visible in this shot, also from last night. The lower moon is actually two very close together,hence the slight increase in brightness. The shot was taken hand-held, ISO 16000, f/5.6 and 1/60s.

Jupiter and its moons

Jupiter and its moons

Just a few other shots, taken before Sunday descended into rain.

A herring gull…

Herring gull

A blue tit…

Blue tit

And our local petrol station photographed from about a mile away. 😉

Petrol station

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens.

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  1. Darko December 15, 2014 at 2:47 pm #

    Pretty impressive, Words, especially the Jupiter and moons!

    • Words December 16, 2014 at 8:38 am #

      Darko, thanks. I really should get the tripod out on one of these clear nights and see what else I can get.