Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Final Frontier

One of the things I'm most excited about the camera is the better ability to take pictures at night or in low light. So to test it out last week, I headed over to John's house to borrow a 200 mm lens and try to find a comet. The comet Lovejoy is making an appearance this month, and is nearly bright enough to be seen by the naked eye (it helped to have a camera). We stood out in the freezing temperatures and found the comet, about 44 million miles away (it's the green dot).


It was impressive to get a picture of, but I admit I would have been more impressed if there was something like a Death Star up there. Or in the very least, a Millennium Falcon.

Mext, we swung the camera around and got a few pictures of the Moon (which was much easier to find than the comet).


No comments: