My Favorite Images Of July 2012

 

A bit late, but here are my favorite images from July 2012; a mix of telescope imaging and “normal” stuff….Enjoy!

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Mare Nectaris with its bordering craters Theophilus (top center) and Fracastorius (one-third from top, slightly off-center); the “line” between light and dark is called “Terminator”…

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Constellations addendum – the Moon covered by the telescope…

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The “fixed” stars marking the beginning of each trail…

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Looks like the almost full Moon is “squeezing” out of the old smoke stack…

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The Milky Way is most prominent during the summer month, especially in August…

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The waxing crescent Moon – setting during nautical twilight…

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Two telescope images of the gibbous Moon stitched to a mosaic, full size – no crop…

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“It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.”

(Neil Armstrong, American Astronaut, 1930-2012)
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2 thoughts on “My Favorite Images Of July 2012

  1. Alex Autin

    Much like that quote from Armstrong, your photography has the ability to make one feel quite small and yet very much connected to something vast and awesome. It’s a wonderful feeling.

    Reply

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