“The Astronomer” #space

Status:  The original is headed for A.R.T. 2017  event in Taipei this April.

“The Astronomer”
16×20″ original acrylic on stretched canvas painting.
The original will be available at the event mentioned above.
10 signed limited edition prints are up in my etsy shop here!

 

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Part of my “Dreamers” series.  This one travels back in time a little.  With telescope in hand and window’s to the stars, she prepares for a night of wonderment.  #ilovespace !

Total Lunar Eclipse – from my backyard

22008.jpgOk, this is amature hour photography here, but my experiment worked so I’m posting my best shot.  This was taken through my Celestron telescope at 25x on my little Sony Cybershot.  It looks like a regular moon shot (no reddish earth shadow due to the settings for this one), but yesterday was a total lunar eclipse.  Did you miss it?  Too bad…you will have to wait until 12.10.10 to see the next one. Now I know nothing regarding natures reaction to lunar eclipses, but last night about 1/2 way through the event, ALL of my feathered friends on the lake started to quack, chirp, sing (whatever you want to call it).  Maybe one started it, or maybe birds howl at the moon periodically (not the typical sounds I hear at night).  I don’t know, but very strange and very interesting.