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    Daytime Photographs of Aldebaran and Sirius
    From: Bob Goethe
    Date: 2016 Jul 29, 11:48 -0700

    Woohoo!  I went outside, aimed my camera at the moon, came back inside and lo-and-behold, there was Aldebaran in the image. 

    I got so excited that I went back out to see if I could get a photo of Orion.  The closer I got to the sun, the more skyglow I got, even in the crystal clear sky that Edmonton is sporting today.  So I was not able to get Orion at all, but I DID get a shot of what I am pretty sure is Sirius. 

    It is hard to know for sure that I got Sirus without seeing other stars for context.  For this shot, I was pointing my camera not at the moon that I could see, but by compass azimuth, to where I inferred Sirus had to be.  So Aldebaran is the one star that I am 100% certain I have properly identified.

    Attached is my photo of the Moon/Aldebaran, plus the Sirius shot.  I am also attaching a heavens-above.com screen capture to show the guidance I used to point my camera.

    Regarding the notations at the top and bottom of the photos:  the clock on my camera is running on MST instead of MDT.  I did have my camera save the image in RAW format, so I would not suffer from any smoothing of pixels.

    Bob



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