Archive for January, 2019

A Moon with colors – January 15, 2019

Posted in ASTRO on January 24, 2019 by maxpho

The result of a short session with the Moon at minus 7 Celsius, on the shores of the Arges river. The subtle colors were revealed after intense processing of the three color channels.

The scope was a 127mm Maksutov telescope, while the camera was the ASI1600MMC with RGB filters. Poor seeing and lots of fog (the Moon was the only visible object in the sky, with maybe 3 or 4 stars).

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Total Lunar Eclipse – January 21, 2019

Posted in ASTRO on January 21, 2019 by maxpho

A wonderful astro event.

Had to drive for a while to find a clear sky location, and while the local temperature went from -4 to -7 Celsius, the only annoying factor was the fog. Despite these factors, the eclipse looked wonderful, with a low contrast Moon (mostly due to the fog) hanging above the horizon. On the opposite side of the eclipse another nice event was occurring: the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter.

My gear: Canon 6D with Canon 70-200 f/4 L lens, and Canon 550D on a 115mm F/7 APO Refractor.

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Colors of the Moon – January 17, 2019

Posted in ASTRO on January 18, 2019 by maxpho

A colorful image of a quadrant of the Moon, showing different mineral concentrations at the lunar surface.

200mm F/5 Newtonian, 2X Barlow lens, ASI 1600MMC Pro, Baader RGB filters. 500 out of 1500 frames for each filter.

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A Moon mosaic made up of 33 images. This image required about 2 hours of work in order to be saved: the local conditions (fog, cirrus clouds, variable seeing) influenced about 30% of the images that make up the mosaic, so a lot of post-processing was necessary to normalize the individual areas. This is the reason why the image was resized to 50% from original. Also some details on the terminator had to be buried in the shadows due to the varying conditions..:(

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The Arges in Winter – January 15, 2019

Posted in Plimbari on January 15, 2019 by maxpho

Some shots after a quick snowfall, on the shores of the Arges River.

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Arges River – January 13, 2019

Posted in Plimbari on January 13, 2019 by maxpho

A few quick shots while on a short walk on the shores of the Arges river.

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Comana Woods at -7 Celsius – January 12, 2019

Posted in Comana, Experimente, Plimbari on January 13, 2019 by maxpho

New photo gear and a nice cold evening in the Comana Woods.

Not many subjects to test the equipment, but some spectacular light and colors: the blue of the sky reflected by the snow, and the reddish cirrus clouds and tall grasses.

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Camera: Canon 6D

Lenses: Sigma Macro 50mm, Samyang 8mm F/3.5 fisheye, Canon 70-200mm L F/4.

A tripod was used for HRD shots.

Extreme Macrophotography – 2019 – Part I (January-March)

Posted in EXTREME macro on January 2, 2019 by maxpho

My work for 2019 in the field of extreme macrophotography is presented here. This post will be updated each time a new shot is created.

 

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Carabus_granulatus.jpg

Carabus cancellatus.jpg

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AntSpider.jpg

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