EPOD number 67 today

Managed to get today’s Earth Science Picture of the Day (EPOD) with an image of Aldebaran and the Hyades.

This is my 67th EPOD, and the image was taken using a Canon 200mm prime lens at f#4 and a Starlight Xpress M26C Trius OSC CCD.

I had to overdo the artificial 4-pointed star spikes on the brighter stars to hide the native 8-pointed spikes that come from the lens aperture.  I really don’t like 8-pointed spikes on the bright stars, it just looks wrong to me.

Thank you Jim at EPOD for continuing to publish work from the New Forest Observatory 🙂


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