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Moon and Mercury rising over Brisbane CBD

 
S.R.M.
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Apr 18, 2012 18:58 |  #1

Hi all,

Here is the crescent Moon (5% illuminated) and Mercury (to the right of the Moon) rising over Brisbane this morning, viewed from Mt Coot-tha. I took and image every 3 minutes, beginning at about 4:15am, and then stacked them.

Thanks for looking!

Cheers,
Stephen

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IMAGE: http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5459/6945586576_d7223817a6_b.jpg


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Apr 18, 2012 19:21 |  #2

Thank you for getting up so early for our viewing pleasure. That's a very nice result.


"Treat every photon with respect" - David Malin.

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Apr 19, 2012 05:14 |  #3

Thanks Steve! It was worth the early start I think!

Cheers,
Stephen



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Apr 19, 2012 21:29 |  #4

That's absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing.


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Apr 20, 2012 22:53 |  #5

Seamus69 wrote in post #14296010external link
That's absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Thanks Seamus!

Cheers,
Stephen



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Apr 22, 2012 13:05 |  #6

Fantastic set you got there.....cool.


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Apr 23, 2012 11:31 |  #7

great pics.. really kewl!


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Apr 26, 2012 00:01 |  #8

Thanks Dave and texasphotog.

This image has just been featured on NASA's "Astronomy Picture of the Day" website for 26 April 2012! :)

That's a first for me.

http://apod.nasa.gov/a​pod/astropix.htmlexternal link

Cheers,
Stephen



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Apr 26, 2012 02:38 |  #9

S.R.M. wrote in post #14330626external link
This image has just been featured on NASA's "Astronomy Picture of the Day" website for 26 April 2012! :)

Awesome picture and very cool gettting it on APOD!


Michael

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Apr 26, 2012 04:01 |  #10

Congrats on the APOD. Well deserved.


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Apr 26, 2012 05:32 |  #11

Thanks very much Michael and Steve! I was happy with how this image came out, and having it featured on APOD is a real bonus!

Cheers,
Stephen



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Apr 26, 2012 10:50 |  #12

really nice, no idea how you do that but it's really stunning




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May 01, 2012 13:00 |  #13

Very nice picture! Thanks for sharing!


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May 02, 2012 06:33 |  #14

Thanks Rick and Phil!

Cheers,
Stephen



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