astro_mom astro_mom

855 publicações   3,439 seguidores   561 seguindo

Nancy👽  Amateur astronomer and landscape/wildlife photographer who loves learning & sharing. Seeking to inspire late learners. Long Island, New York

Tonight’s waxing crescent moon. Stellarvue 102 canon 80D on a Celestron AVX #stellarvue #canon #canon80d #celestrontelescope #moon #moon_of_the_day #moon_awards #waxing crescent

Went out last night again to try and capture comet 46P/Wirtanen the comet has a small bright core which turns to a huge circular dim haze. When observing it through binoculars in our not so clear skies here in New York. I find it looks like M13 with a hint of green.
I used my Stellarvue 102 and my celestron AVX mount with a canon 80D this was a 30second exposure at 1000 ISO#comet#longisland #stellarvue #keeptrying

Comet 46P Wirtanen. I figured I would give it another try. The weather is not looking so good the next week or so. The seeing was poor. I wasn’t a 100% sure I had it in the binoculars, not to mention I had frost on everything. Telescope, eye pieces , binoculars. There was no wind so it was do able. This was a single shot taken with a Stellarvue 102 and a canon 80D, 15 second shot at 800 ISO. Even at 800 ISO there was a lot of noise.#comet #comet46pwirtanen #keeptrying #longisland
For those of you who can't find it with a finder chart you can go to heavens-above.com look for comets, click it and you will be able to see a finder chart and its position. If you have a goto scope you can enter it's right ascension and declination into your hand controller which you will find in Menu ( goto RA-DEC) You have to be sky aligned to do this method.

Thank you @eaglesoflongisland for the feature it’s an honor to be feature with such a majestic beauty. If you aren’t already following them you should give them a look.

I was trying to find Mars and Neptunes conjunction this afternoon, which already took place this morning. I waited until the sun set and tried again. The best capture I could get was through my view finder. I took a cell phone shot of it. #mars#neptune#conjunctions #igotit

Beautiful Female Snow owl from Jones Beach Long Island. When I finally saw her it was right before sunset. There were so many pictures to pick from. I decided to share more then one. The light was magnificent. #snowy #snowyowl #canon #canon5dmarkiv #sigma
#news12li #longisland #nature_cuties #animal_captures #animal_sultans #fiftyshades_of_nature#nature_perfection#nature_altinkare #islandstrong #exploreliny #animalfanatics #nature#fotofanatics_nature_ #longislandproshots#cutenessoverload #natureprimeshot #all_animals_addiction #ayearinthesound#nc_cuties

Very thin waning Crescent moon this morning. Hand held from my kitchen window. It was the only way I could get it above the trees so I could get some sleep and not freeze. It was a win, win 😬#canon #canon5dmarkiv #sigma #sigma60-600#moon#crescentmoon #waningcrescent #moon_of_the_day #moon_awards

“The phases of Venus are the different variations of lighting seen on the planet's surface, similar to lunar phases. The first recorded observations of them were telescopic observations by Galileo Galilei in 1610. Although the extreme crescent phase of Venus has been observed with the naked eye, there are no indisputable historical pre-telescopic records of it being observed” . #venus #crescent Venus#crescent Venus. #Canon5D Mark IV #sigma 60-600

I went out this evening to try and find the comet. It was hard to see because It was behind the trees. Then when it finally showed itself one of my neighbors had two giant spot lights on his house in the direction of the comet. It made so much sky glow. Here is a single image of comet 46P/Wirtanen. Stellarvue 102 with a canon 80D.#comet #astrophotography #comet46pwirtanen #canon #canon80d #avx

On May 5th, NASA launched “InSight” which was set to land on Mars. November 26th “InSight” had a successful landing. The touchdown marks the 8th time NASA has successfully landed on Mars. Myself along with my fellow astronomers were invited by the Night Sky Network to partake in a live viewing of the InSight landing in my own backyard, Times Square. Afterwards, we were to go to the NASDAQ headquarters and ring the NYSE closing bell alongside NASA’s own Melanie Saunders and Mike Massimo. What an experience! There are so many great photos but here are a few of my favorite. Happy Mars day! #nasa #journeytomars #lockheedmartin #nasainsight #nasainsightmission #exploration #stem #astronomy #mars #martian#marsinsight #marsinsightmission#nasdaq #insightlanding#marslanding#nightskynetwork

Thank you @lockheedmartin for my @nasa #insightwatchparty loot! We are ready for our Mars Mission. Did you know that InSight is touching down on Mars’ red surface tomorrow, November 26th? T-Minus 17 hours! Stay glued to my Instagram tomorrow for exciting content- I’ll be participating in a live viewing and discussion! #nasa #journeytomars #lockheedmartin #nasainsight #nasainsightmission #exploration #stem #astronomy #mars #martian#marsinsight #marsinsightmission

Hashtags mais populares do Instagram