Sunday, 12 July 2009

We love the mooooooooooon

Ages ago, Phill and I went up to Leeds to visit his uni friends Brendan and Abby. While we were there, we had a play with Brendan's fancy telescope. And it is properly fancy! It is automated so you calibrate it to some stars and then after that, just tell it what you want to see.

We saw stars and galaxies and SATURN! I am such a geek but this was amazing. It was very small and basically just a dot with a line across but it was SATURN!

We also took a picture of the moon which was very bright that night. We took a whole bunch of photos through the telescope and Brendan put them all together to produce this amazing image:

(click to see the big version ... it's worth it)

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