Anyone get out and see the close approach of the moon and Mars last evening?
I wanted to, but it was densely overcast and raining last evening at sunset here, so I had almost given up, and went back inside to watch TV.
But near midnight I went back out, and while I couldn't find the moon, due to patchy clouds, I could see the brightness of the moon, in spots of thinner clouds. So I waited a bit more, went back in and grabbed my M1X and a 300mm + a 1.4 TC, and waited a bit more......
Until I could begin to see the moon passing through relatively clear holes between the clouds, which were moving pretty quickly, and then I began to see just a couple holes big enough to encompass the moon and the nearby Mars - I was too late for the closest approximation due to the earlier weather, but I did get a few handheld frames that aren't too awful.
1/125th sec, f5.6, ISO 6400 - monochrome
1/125th f5.6 ISO 2000 uncropped color