Aldebaran Occultation Redux

   Here is a before/after from my timelapse sequence. I screwed up thinking Aldebaran was occulted so I decided to skip the part when it’s behind the Moon and resume just before it emerges on the other side of the Moon. I quit too soon and when I switched the camera back on and started another timelapse the occultation was over!
Picture on left is the last in the timelapse sequence – on the right is the first one in the second sequence.
   F10; 1 sec.; ISO 200; 50mm

   Last night was an ISS flyover at a decent time so I set up in the backyard for a timelapse sequence. During that time a large jet heading to MCI flew past with its landing lights on. Then a smaller plane flew past on a nearly parallel path to the larger plane. Then the ISS flew past taking a path across the Big Dipper and passed just under Polaris on the far right of the picture.
   110 pictures at 2 sec.; 18 mm; ISO 1600; F4
Video looks best with HD selected.


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