Lunar halo over the New Forest Observatory

Took this image with the Canon 5D MkII around 7:20 p.m. on Monday 2nd January 2012.  Here we have a very nice lunar halo and close to the Moon at around 7 O’clock we  have Jupiter too.  But there’s a lot more!  Just outside the halo at 10:30 there are the Pleiades and a little further out again at 9:30 there is Aldebaran and the Pleiades.  Over to the far left (East) rising above the trees is the familiar Winter constellation Orion.  Bottom left you can see the North dome, and a little further to the right at the bottom you can just make out the top of the South dome.  Pretty busy image 🙂


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