It’s 20 degrees outside with a perfectly clear sky with a nice setting moon in the west. A perfect night to do some cold climate astrophotography. I checked in with a couple of websites and found out that there was going to be an Iridium Flare at 5:49pm near the moon. The challenge was on. I went out to my dark sky location in Marlborough, did a few test shots and waited. Here’s what I got.
The bright object above the -6.3 Iridium 22 Flare is Jupiter. The other bright object on the right is the moon. This was taken with a Nikon 14mm Lens, so it is a really wide angle image of the sky.
I also could not pass up the chance to shoot the moon also since I was out. Sorry, no plane this time!