Monday, February 8, 2016

Sky Shots From Down Under

Hey Space Placers!

Here are my best sky shots from AU & NZ on Oceania Cruises' Nautica and Azamara Cruises' Azamara Quest. The pics were all taken while the ships were underway and are from the Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea. I covered over 12K nautical miles from Durban South Africa to Singapore on the Nautica and Sydney AU to Auckland, NZ on Azamara Quest.

I am returning to Azamara Quest soon to sail from Sydney, AU to Bali. I hope the skies will be clear for more sky shots to share with you.

Venus & Milky Way in Tasman Sea 
Milky Way, Lightning & Large Magellanic Cloud In Indian Ocean

Milky Way Through  (l-r) Canopus & Sirius & Orion - Notice Pinkish Band of Barnard's Loop
Above Orion

Large & Small Magellanic Clouds (LMC-SMC) & Achenar

Southern Cross Above Lightning & Thunderheads

Close Up Of Eta Carinae (Pinkish area) & Milky Way

Fishing Boats Below Orion in the Straits of Malacca

Milky Way Through Sirius & Canis Major

Milky Way W/ "Southern Pleiades (right of center) & Eta Carinae

Venus Dead Ahead in Indian Ocean

Last Quarter Moonset In Indian Ocean

LMC & Canopus

Milky Way & LMC SMC 1

Milky Way & LMC SMC 2

I hope you enjoyed these. It was difficult to get these shots on a brightly lit and moving cruise ship w/ significant winds over the deck.

Sky Guy in VA For A Bit

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