~ The Sun & Moon Today ~
Taken by Noeleen Lowndes on June 24, 2018 @ Gold Coast Qld Australia
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Date Taken: 2018:06:24 23:31:53
 
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I had some fun today taking these images of the Sun and Moon with just my camera and lens set up. I used a Canon 70D camera and a Tamron 18-400mm lens plus a 2x telecoverter with a glass solar filter safely attached to the front of the lens, this made for a focal length of 1280mm, the camera was attached to a tracking HEQ5 mount.

You can just make out the sunspot group AR2715 on the surface of the Sun and the Moon is in a waxing gibbous phase, during the evening I used the same lens at 18mm and took a wide field photo of Jupiter above the Moon with the constellation of Scorpius rising in the east…by this time the sky was very light from the Moon, but the scene looked very pretty in the night sky :-)
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