Observations of the Sun, the Moon, and Planets 2019

Conditions | Observation Overview | Remarks | References

It was not until 2018 that I began to observe the moon a little more in detail and to document my "more important" observations. On this page, I collect, somewhat unsystematically, my observations of the moon, the sun, and the planets from 2019, which might be of interest to other beginners and are therefore described here.

Note: Older observations are listed on the "Astronomy" overview page. The same applies to deep sky observations.

 

Observation Overview

Date Objects Observed Location Devices Used Eyepieces and Cameras Used Remarks Further Remarks
January 14, 2019 Moon MH Sony RX10 M3, Panasonic TZ202 Sony RX10 M3, Panasonic TZ202 Half moon

 

Tested the Sony RX10 M3 at the moon and compared it with the Panasonic TZ202

Photos

January 21, 2019 Moon MH Skymax-127 on AZ Pronto mount, cable release 32 mm; Sony RX100 M4 Total eclipse of the moon, photographed with the Sony RX100 M4 attached to the 32 mm Digiscope eyepiece Total eclipse of the moon (blood moon), in the morning between 6 and 7 a.m. when it was bitterly cold - photographed from our balcony...

Photos

February 13-19, 2019 Moon MH Sony RX10 M3, mostly on a tripod, mostly with cable release Sony RX10 M3 I took photos daily from 1 day after half moon until full moon. I observed daily how the waxing moon changed.

Photos

February 19, 2019 Moon MH Sony RX10 M3 Sony RX10 M3 I took free-hand photos of the risong full moon during a walk on the Heiligenstein hill. Later, I took photos of the full moon at home (as part of the series above) The largest full moon of the year 2019

Photos

May 12-17, 2019 Moon MH/Erkerode PS 72/432 on AZ Pronto mount; SM-127 ditto (May 12 only) 10 mm; 32 mm (SM-127); Sony RX100 M4 No observations on May 16; observed in Erkerode on May 17

May 12: Observed: Vallis Alpes and Rupes Recta; of course, also found on the photos
May 13: ditto and Rupes Altai
May 14: Golden Handle (Montes Jura)
May 15: Diverse structures with text hints for my brother Dieter
May 17: Moon photos 1 day before full moon, only one photo really sharp...

Photos

All observations done in Mühlhausen/Kraichgau (MH), except for where noted otherwise

 

Special Events

January 21, 2019: Total Eclipse of the Moon (Blood Moon)

On January 21, 2019, another total eclipse of the moon could be observed. We observed and photographed the lunar eclipse from our balcony at home (using the Sky-Watcher Skymax-127 and a Sony RX100 M4 attached to the 32 mm eyepiece).

I created a collage from selected photos:

Total Eclipse of the Moon, January 21, 2019

More information on page Total Eclipse of the Moon 2019 (Blood Moon)

Fenruary 13-19, 2019 (and January 14, 2019): From Half Moon to Full Moon

When comparing the days, you should primarily track and compare the structures at the terminator (shadow boundary).

    

Jan 14, 2019: 600 mm, ISO 100, 1/500 sec, f/4

 

Feb 13, 2019: 600 mm, ISO 100, 1/500 sec, f/4

 

Feb 14, 2019: 600 mm, ISO 100, 1/250 sec, f/4

 

Feb 15, 2019: 600 mm, ISO 100, 1/250 sec, f/4, cable release

 
Feb 16, 2019: 600 mm, ISO 100, 1/500 sec, f/4, cable release  

Feb 17, 2019: 600 mm, ISO 100, 1/250 sec, f/4, cable release

 

Feb 18, 2019: 600 mm, ISO 100, 1/500 sec, f/4, tripod, cable release

 

Feb 19, 2019: 600 mm, ISO 100, 1/500 sec, f/5.6, tripod, cable release

More information on page Photos of the Moon with RX10 M3 - Mid-February 2019

February 19, 2019: The Largest Full Moon of the Year 2019

The following collage was made from photos of the rising full moon that were taken free-hand with a focal length of 600 mm (equivalent).

The following photos were taken on a tripod with manual exposure and with a focal length of 600 mm (equivalent).

    

600 mm, ISO 100, 1/500 sec, f/5.6, tripod, cable release

 

600 mm, ISO 100, 1/1000 sec, f/4, tripod, cable release

More information on page Photos of the Full Moon with RX10 M3 - February 19, 2019

May 12-17, 2019 (except for May 16, 2019): From Half Moon to Nearly Full Moon

    

May 12, 2019: PS 72/432, ISO 125, 1/125 sec, f/2.8, 50 mm; 3200 pixels

 

May 12, 2019: Skymax-127, ISO 125, 1/100 sec, f/2.8, 35 mm; 3000 pixels

    

May 13, 2019: PS 72/432, ISO 125, 1/100 sec, f/2.8, 35 mm; 2500 pixels

 

May 14, 2019: PS 72/432, ISO 125, 1/250 sec, f/2.8, 50 mm; 3200 pixels

 

May 15, 2019: PS 72/432, ISO 125, 1/100 sec, f/2.8, 50 mm; 3200 pixels

 

May 17, 2019: PS 72/432, ISO 125, 1/100 sec, f/2.8, 50 mm; 3200 pixels

 

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