Planetary Gallery

  • It’s not always easy …
    It’s not always easy …Sometimes the most beautiful evenings in winter are also the coldest ones. And the instrumentation has to withstand conditions that are not exactly “ideal”.But also this time, everything went well and I managed to bring home a very interesting session …
  • Moon, moon and even more Moon
    The moon shines bright. In such a night as this. When the sweet wind did gently kiss the trees and they did make no noise, in such a night. (W. Shakespeare) The moon, how many times have I pointed my nose to the sky, and you were there? I took …

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  • Moon’s Close-ups
    In a very calm and perfect seeing night I had the opportunity to get closer to the moon with my gears. Results are impressive.
  • Moon total Eclipse
    Moon total eclipse happens when the Earth is between the moon and the Sun and the shadow of the Earth obscure the moon. This happens gradually and it is possible to take sequence of this phenomena.
  • Mars
    Mars is the fourth planet in our solar system. It is small for my gears and I did some attempts to take a photo of the planet. I hope in better opportunity to take again Mars.
  • Saturn
    Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second-largest in the Solar System, after Jupiter. As well as for Jupiter, I am not well equipped for this kind of photography. A greater focal length would be better but even if not the best with my gears I did …

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  • Jupiter
    Jupiter, the fifth planet from the sun, is the largest planet in our solar system. After the Moon and Venus, it’s usually the next brightest object in the night sky. This gas giant, made mostly of hydrogen and helium, is easily recognized by its alternating dark belts and light zones …

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  • Ashen Moon
    The ashen moon. When partially illuminated by the sun it is difficult to see the rest of the shaded part. In fact, only the “segment” of the part illuminated by the sun can be seen. However, the shadowed part, which is the shadow created by the earth on the moon, …

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  • Mineral Moon
    The surface of the moon is not completely white with black spots, dark seas and craters. In fact, the albedo of the moon is only 0.12 or only 12% of the sunlight that illuminates the moon is reflected (78% of the light is absorbed).The earth, on the other hand, is …

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