Monday, April 21, 2008

Planters Moon


We recently were gifted an old telescope. I've never had one before and don't know much about them...but I'm looking forward to playing around with it. Look at this picture I got of last night's Full Planter's Moon, as late night turned into the wee hours.

It looks like there might be a few scratches on one of the lenses (although I suppose it could be cat hair). There had to be a reason it was free, right?

I'm hoping this new bit of equipment might afford me a few views into some nearby crows' nests as the season progresses.

12 comments:

Butch said...

Ah, yes. We did indeed, experience a full moon last night. I look forward to your "Moon Meter" on your blog that gives us the phases of the moon daily. I like that one.

Your photo turned out very well, I think. I'm still looking for the blemish marks in it from the scratches. ( So, they don't seem that bad, from this picture, if at all.) Take some photos of more objects nearer by with it and see if they are noticable. Good luck, and have many, happy adventures with it!

Cooper said...

I have always wanted to own a telescope. Such a lovely full golden moon! The very words "planter's moon" strike magic to the core of my soul.

Greg said...

Well, Butch...if you can't see the blemishes on the photo, far be it from me to point them out!! I just love the way the moon's glow soaks over everything in the landscape...

Coop, me too! So I was psyched when this came home with Owen the other day. This was my first attempt at using it...he's mostly been admiring the sink faucet of the neighbor across the street.

I've always loved the way the native names for the full moons key in to different cycles in the garden and elsewhere in the natural world. There's power in connections like that--always magic to me!

dykewife said...

planter's moon, huh? though we didn't get the anticipated and warned for storm, we did have a very cold and very miserable windy day here. there is now snow on the ground (again!) and everything growing or that will grow is covered once again.

i keep telling myself that at least the farmers will be happy...except the ones that won't be.

Greg said...

I'm glad to hear the forecast was over-stated, though still sorry to hear of your snow and cold!

Generally speaking, though, it's always easy to find reasons to be unhappy. The challenge is to find those things that make your heart sing, cold or not.

Did the weather keep you from the Conservatory this weekend?? Hope not... : )

Sh@ney said...

Well it certainly aint too bad considering it is old & well ...free...Great capture....xox

dykewife said...

the weather didn't, fatigue and depression did. i ran out of a medication and not having it created a nasty rebound. things should be more balanced by friday. i'm definitely going next wednesday. that's the day after my last final exam and i shall feel the need to celebrate.

Greg said...

The price was definitely right, that's for sure--and I've never looked at it so close before...maybe the moon's got the scratch on it!

DW, sorry to hear about the rebound, but the Conservatory sounds like a great post-exam reward!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Looking through telescopes gives you a wonderful macro shot of the moon. I do the same thing with my Canon cameras but of things here on earth. Like the Narcissus Bulb Fly I posted this morning on my brookville blog.

Thanks for stopping and commenting on my birds blog.

I use a Canon Digital Rebel on both blogs. You asked about that.

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Thanks for your visit and shout out. We also had a beautiful full moon. In fact our one daughter posted some photos she took. If you would like to take a look, they are here.http://photographyfordummies.blogspot.com
Again, thanks for your visit.

Greg said...

Hi there, Lincolns! So glad you stopped by. Thanks for the tips!

somewhere joe said...

Looking at the moon through a telescope brings home its three-dimensionality. It's not a disc, it's a globe. Making its suspension in space all the more mind-blowing.