Moonscapes 5
2 Mar. 2015

  The photos are from a bright night (with the moon two or three days past the first quarter). Therefore, not as many stars are visible, but the views are clear.

In the first, Venus is the brightness in the lower center. Mars is somewhat below Venus and off to the right.

Venus, Mars, stars
  The second photo has the Big Dipper on the right, with the upper stars pointing at Polaris (upper left corner), the end of the handle of the Little Dipper. Part of Draco slithers between the two constellations.
Big Dipper, Little Dipper
  A simple scene of snow, ice, trees, and stars.
Snow and stars
  There was little wind on Saturday night, thank goodness, as it felt cold enough (via the hoarfrost forming on my mustache and beard).

Camera note: I used a Pentax K3, with the SMC-A f2.8 20mm lens, for these photos, from 28 February 2015.

Earlier moonscapes (2015)

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