December 8th, 2022

It’s been raining here for days. Days… DAYS… D A Y S…

D A Y S.

Last night was the Lunar Occultation of Mars. That’s a big deal for us “astronomer-types”. So, naturally when I got home, I set up my trusty wooden tripod and Alt-Az mount. Readily equipped with the Takahashi FOA-60Q and Canon 5D Sr and shutter remote…I was ready.

I didn’t expect to actually be able to capture the occultation with my camera and telescope because of the weather, but I hoped.

Miracles of miracles, I got about twenty minutes of clear sky and this is the result!

The Lunar Occultation of Mars, December 8th, 2022

Unfortunately, the weather looks abysmal for days on end from today, but I keep hoping for those clear skies!

Here’s to looking up and forward!