"A Beaver moon is, according to North American weather folklore, the first full moon which occurs in November. This full moon occurs in fall in the Northern Hemisphere. The moon may also be called the Frost moon or the Frosty moon." (see the wikipedia article for reasons for the name http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaver_moon)
The human eye is SO much better than any camera. I was disappointed in this image. The moon was just a few fingers' width away (2 degrees, astronomically). I watched as Saturn with its 62 moons chased our one moon across the sky.
Yeah, the moon is soft... guess I didn't pay enough attention to the moon! I even used a tripod and shutter release.
Saturn takes almost 30 years to complete one revolution around our sun. The moon takes a day to revolve around the earth.
Thank you, Mr Science!
d200 Nikon 70-300@165mm 2 images combined on CS5 (load files into stack, then mask in the moon) 1/400+1/100 f/4.5 ISO 100 ~LarryC (eLCee)
Nice image, Larry. The moon turned out well, considering how small it was in the full image. Back when I had a telescope, Saturn was the first planet I found by accident (very early in the morning.) Good shooting, Lee
I wondered what that was, Joel. I can look at the night sky and enjoy without knowing an asterism from an asterisk, a constellation from a constitution, much like I can watch an entire football game without knowing who is playing!
Last night, Saturn appeared to have scooted quit a bit ahead of the moon.
8:25 Mountain, Scottie. I'm glad you liked it, despite its fatal flaw. I'm going to blame part of the problem on my first attempt at stacking. This version is your standard, one-frame exposure. Too far the other way...