Feeling a little rusty after the long winter lay-off… perhaps this explains the colors of the image. You can explore a large version of this image here.
Haiku for the little black hat
Like the index card,
five inches tall by three wide…
goes with everything.
(diminutive Stetson No.1 Quality western, circa 1925)
I set up the telescope for the first time in 2014 to find the beautiful large flaring prominence to the left. Went in for Easter morning breakfast of matzoh brei and when I came back out… it was gone.
I can only imagine the tons of hot stuff I missed during winter hibernation.
Light at the end of the tunnel.
You know it’s spring when the sun is shining and the taxes are due.
The moon will look like this tonight, though this photo is an old one - shot on film and published (my first) in the gallery at Sky & Telescope magazine. It is a double exposure - at the time, the only way to portray with a camera what our eye/brain sees so easily… the sunlit and earth lit portions of the moon both perfectly exposed at the same time.
Happy Belated Perihelion!
We just reached our closest approach to the sun for 2014. Myself, I’d like to get just a little closer. These views from Buffalo, NY… inside looking out.