The Hyades is a V-shaped open cluster in the constellation of Taurus.

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First quarter moon on 24.3.2018

Unfortunately, the weather seems to favour half moons. There have not been many clear nights, and when I was finally able to get out to do some photography, the moon was in the same phase as last time. I missed a crescent moon in between because it was on a work day and I had to get to bed early.

I tried to improve the quality of the shot, but this seems to be the best I can get out with 45 mm lens. Even with 2x cropping factor, it does not have a sufficient magnification. Focusing on the tiny but bright moon is difficult.

rise-set

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Rise/Set”. You can find all my photo challenge entries in the Weekly Photo Challenge category.

 

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Orion’s Sword is an asterism in the constellation of Orion.

 

Medieval stone church in Halikko, Finland. The church was constructed in the 15th century and extended in the 19th century. The current bell tower was built in 1773. The view is from the north-west. [Source: Halikon seurakunta – Halikon kirkko]

Grilling whitefish

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Story”. You can find all my photo challenge entries in the Weekly Photo Challenge category.

Triangulum is a small constellation in the northern sky. The brightest starts form a triangle.

a-face-in-the-crowdIn response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “A Face in the Crowd”. You can find all my photo challenge entries in the Weekly Photo Challenge category.

 

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First quarter moon on 23.2.2018