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 🙂