Wednesday, July 28, 2010
I put together the program at my Astronomy Club tonight. It was a workshop that involved looking through telescopes indoors, at a model of the planet Venus, which I made. The model was put inside a cardboard box, lined with black felt. The small white ball was illuminated with a bright quartz light from the side, making a crescent Venus, which is how it appears to us here on earth most of the time. After a while, one of our members, who knows more about the real Venus than most people on earth, went up to my setup, and looked inside to see what I had done. Fortunately I saw this from a distance, grabbed my camera and quickly made three exposures before he moved away. I love this shot, because it is strange looking, and not obvious what is going on at all.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 9:09 PM