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Old Jan 15, 2014, 11:11 AM   #1
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Full moon, up close first and then a long shot with Jupiter on top left and Sirius on far right. Don't know what the two colorful stars - one blue and the other red - are. Any help would be appreciated.



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Old Jan 15, 2014, 6:00 PM   #2
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Very nice shot of the moon Raghu. I'm hazarding a guess that the reddish "star" could be Mars.
There's a good free program called "Stellarium" which is great for identifying what you are seeing in the sky above you.
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Old Jan 16, 2014, 8:27 PM   #3
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Thank you, John. I posted this photo on 'spaceweather.com' and asked readers there what it could be, and the resonse I got was that it was the interenal reflection of the lens! I doubt it, because these two dots, though diffused, were consistently appearing in all the four or five snaps I took of that area. I couldn't get a clue through Stellarium too. For now, I have given it up. Let me try later.
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Excellent moon shot Raghu.

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Great moon shot Raghu!
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I agree with the others. Very nice. Are these hand-held?

Oh, and you're the photographer, so that red spot can be what YOU want it to be.

Here is a picture of the night sky on January 16. What do you think?

Maybe even Jupiter?
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so that red spot can be what YOU want it to be.
Thanks, Robert, but I don,t understand your comment.
These were taken setting the camera on a tripod. It is not Jupiter, Jupiter is over the top of the moon, slightly to the left.

That is a nice sky chart, I haven't seen one such before. Thanks for sharing.
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Beautiful shots.
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Maybe even Jupiter?
The position of those two dots, relative to your photograph, is indicated here. I was not able to see those again yesterday and the day before. So, probably, they ARE internal reflection!
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