Jayling

Jayling

There's no sound because I had it on photo mode while shooting still pictures of the evening sky while using the Ninja Flame recorder and didn't have the 2x zoom teleconverter on nor the ability to use digital zoom to bring it in further - drat!

It came up from the south, below Saturn and from behind that willow tree and headed towards the east before the trees obscured its flight. This same object was also seen the night before on Wednesday the 18th at 10:31pm taking about the same path but barely got a few seconds of footage of it then.

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

Not a good night for skywatching here but was determined to get the dancing partners of Jupiter and the Moon this eve. At 1:01 there is a strange flyby that comes up from the lower left over on the dark side when zoomed into the Moon. Nothing showed up on the other camera but it had a wide non-zoomed viewing angle.

8:42pm to 9:12pm Friday July 20, 2018, NE Ohio, 77°F - Southern Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

A long night but worth it to get all 4 planets of Venus, Jupiter, Saturn & Mars along with the 42% waxing Crescent.. Antares was a colorful sight, looking like it had a bubble shield around it too.

Strange shape of one crater was zoomed in on and freeze framed at 2 minutes in. There are 3 long rectangular objects, looking like warehouse buildings lined up in this crater - they appeared to be too symmetrical especially with their straight sharp angles.

Both the Nikon P900 and Canon 80D were used for the Moon - it was interesting to see how well the Moon came out with using the in-camera settings of 10x digital zoom on the Canon. Tonight's test came out better than previous nights.

8:54pm to 10:47pm, Wednesday July 18, 2018, NE Ohio, 72°F - SW, West, South & SE Skies

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

Caution! All the loud racket of a damn lawn mower blaring and children screaming after dark put me in a foul mood and lots of 'F' bombs burst forth. Most were edited out but some still remained, so just be aware.

Anyway, a 31% Waxing Crescent in the SW with Venus lower to the right and Jupiter over to the left of the Moon. Problems with Saturn yet again with it edging closer to the tree each night until finally it was buried inside the branches this evening - but I waited it out to get some decent footage at the end.

This Friday July 20th, the Moon & Jupiter will be neighbors, then next Tuesday July 24th it'll be Saturn and the Moon pairing up, and onto Friday July 27th for the Full Moon & Mars as companions, with Mars the closest to Earth for the year, and the Lunar Eclipse that day also (but won't be seen in North America).

8:56pm to 10:07pm, Tuesday July 17, 2018, NE Ohio, 71°F - SW, South & SE Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

I'm very disappointed in this tonight, so if you don't want to watch it I totally understand! (lol)

2 hours of footage from both cameras edited down to 10 minutes in 8 excruciating hours - it was a hard slog. :)

Video from Mary Greeley's channel - 'Anyone Notice Earth or Moon Reversing Orbit Tonight': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2QAeiI0IDU&t=0s

8:40pm to 9:35pm, Sunday July 15, 2018, NE Ohio, 86°F - West and Southern Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

4 Planets in the Friday the 13th Evening Sky. The photo of the streak is possibly a greenish/yellow meteor or a firefly - I'm guessing a lightning bug. The streak was shot at 2 1/2 seconds shutter exposure, F3.5, ISO 1250.

9:19pm to 11:28pm July Friday the 13th, 2018, NE Ohio - SE, South & Western Sky, then the Rusty SE for Mars

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

A look at Thursday's Ohio Sky with a horde of stuff scooting around up there. Some short clips of Jupiter and Saturn from last night's footage, plus some wider star & planet photos. A bit of a ramble about the new Nikon P1000 camera coming out on Sept 6th, 2018.

11:05am, Thursday July 12, 2018, NE Ohio, 83°F - SE Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

Forgive me, had just woke up and didn't have coffee yet when hearing about the new upcoming release of the Nikon P1000 with it's massive zoom. The P1000 will have 4k recording and RAW, plus a lens ring to more easily manually focus with the ability to change exposure, white balance or ISO from the lens barrel. Also, it comes with a hotshoe and a port for an external microphone. Much needed! And something so very important to this old lady - you WILL be able to use an external monitor for recording via their hdmi port!

Right now the price shows as $996 at B&H Photo and Amazon, to be released Sept 6, 2018.

Here's info from the Nikon Site:
https://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/product/compact-digital-cameras/coolpix-p1000.html#tab-ProductDetail-ProductTabs-Overview

B&H Photo have a pre-release look at the new P1000:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RVXzak_tg4

The Nikon P1000 at B&H Photo:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1423182-REG/nikon_26522_coolpix_p1000_digital_camera.html

And the Kodak PixPro AZ901 with 90x zoom:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1391176-REG/kodak_az901bk_pixpro_az901_astro_zoom.html

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

Over the last several days, the size of the Moon has appeared like a tiny speck in the sky visually and not just from the camera compared to days in the past. Something seems off. Maybe it's me from lack of sleep and being irritable all day (lol).

At 9:34am on Monday July 9, 2018, the distance the Moon was from us was said to be about 226,189 miles (yes I know that's debatable). Now the Moon is fairly close to us right now as it's closest distance is said to be 225,623 miles while its furthest is 252,088 miles, but for some reason it's appearing as a tiny speck lately.

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

9:34am Monday July 9, 2018, NE Ohio, 73°F - South & Eastern Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

The daytime flybys were so numerous this afternoon it was trippy! (lol)

Footage of the planets on Saturday and Sunday didn't come out as well as Friday evening. Maybe it was due to atmospheric conditions or high thin clouds as they were all filmed at the same time each night with the same settings.

9:19 to 9:45pm, Sunday July 8, 2018, NE Ohio, 75°F - South, West & SE Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
_Kenko 2x Teleplus HD DGX Teleconverter
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

There will be a Supermoon Partial Solar Eclipse on Friday the 13th, but only seen in Southern Australia and Antarctica. Then on July 27th, there is a Total Lunar Eclipse, the longest for the 21st century, taking 3 hours and 55 minutes to cross and will be in totality for 1 hr 43 minutes. The Lunar Eclipse will be seen in Europe, Asia, Africa, Oz, New Zealand & South America. Good viewing for folks over there & down yonder!

https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/

Oh, Jupiter, Venus, & Saturn all came out pretty nice tonight using the Canon 80D with the Tamron 18-400mm lens, plus the Kenko 2x Teleconverter. Colorful Antares made a brief appearance too.

9:22pm to 9:57pm, Friday July 6, 2018, NE Ohio, 67°F - South, West, & SE Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Kenko 2x Teleplus HD DGX Teleconverter
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

Just a bit of testing with the Kenko 2x teleconverter on the Tamron 18-400mm lens. When using the Canon 80D, it has a 3x-10x Digital Zoom, so the 400mm lens was 800mm, and then 2400mm with 3x digital zoom, and up to 8,000mm at the max of 10x. And yeah, I still prefer the Nikon P900 to this -- I think (lol). I did shoot footage with the P900 but didn't include it. This wasn't the clearest of nights so it's a tad difficult to judge.

2:25am to 3:06am Thursday July 5th, 2018, NE Ohio, SE & Southern Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Kenko AF 2.0x Teleplus HD DGX Teleconverter for Canon EF-S & EF Lenses
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

eh, I'm not very happy with it but it's all I have. Got some crazy neighbors around here, was ducking and dodging the incomings but was safe, the sound made it seem like they were about to tag me (lol).

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

It's cool to see the different tilt angle of Saturn from when it was rising in the SE at 9:30pm and then later in the SSW at 2:10am. A side-by-side view is included around 4:49 in.

Jupiter, Venus & Saturn rising from 9:17pm to 9:44pm
Moon 86%, Mars, & Saturn from 1:55am to 2:17am
(the high temperature here on Sunday was 103°F, 39°C)

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

We got Mars - Finally! (lol) The 14 point Sunburst was a cool shot from a screen-capture during an afternoon video. Then onto the evening with Jupiter leading the way, the teardrop/oblong Venus, then that yellow ringed planet - Saturn. Oh yes, and the 97% Moon and rusty red Mars.

My shortened supposedly time-saving plan didn't work out too well (LOL!) Well, it really did but with so much footage while waiting upon pokey Mars, it was another all-nighter.

9:27pm to 12:13am, Friday June 29, 2018, NE Ohio, 81°F - South, WNW & SE Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

The clouds cleared out for a good viewing night here. 3 planets and a Moon but just couldn't stay out any longer to wait on Mars - another night hopefully.

The thumbnail shows a cool flare reflection above the bright Moon with a few Stars of Sagittarius.

9:29 to 10:22pm, Thursday June 28, 2018, NE Ohio, 73°F - South, West & SE Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

At :32 seconds there is an aircraft right smack next to the other airplane. One craft after the next following similar paths in front of the Sun seems to be the theme of the day.

I want to thank everyone for taking time out of your day to watch the sky with me. I know how precious your time is and don't want to bore you with the same ole-same ole each day so I think I'll limit my daily videos. There's been a big downturn of views of late.

Filming the sky then reviewing which takes a long time, editing, piecing together, processing and then uploading is becoming a massive endeavor, sometimes taking 'only' 4 hours and then like last night nearly 10, so it's becoming a major feat.

I'm not going anywhere, I'll still be documenting the sky but will limit the amount I put up now. Anyway, thanks again for sitting alongside me and watching the Ohio sky with this ole lady. I appreciate you! Take care now. :)

10:42am, Tuesday June 26, 2018, NE Ohio, 71°F - Facing East

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

Sorry it's so late, but it took nearly 10 hours from filming, reviewing, editing, processing and uploading -- phew!

From my vantage point, I can't film a horizontal moon because it has to rise way above the horizon to crest the buildings & trees before we can see it. I'm not used to seeing a half moon or rocker one in that position which made it look so odd to me and had this old gal puzzled for a bit. :)

8:31 to 10:31pm, Monday June 25, 2018, NE Ohio, 68°F - SE, South, & WNW Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

Sorry for the length but I went on a cloud hunt (lol).

8:02pm, Sunday June 24, 2018, NE Ohio, 71°F - SE Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

10:22am, Sunday June 24, 2018, NE Ohio, 73°F - ESE Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

9:36 to 10pm, Saturday June 23, 2018, NE Ohio, 68°F - SSE Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

2:09pm, Saturday June 23, 2018, NE Ohio, 83°F - WSW Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

8:02am, Thursday June 21, 2018, NE Ohio, 63°F - Eastern Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

9:20 to 9:44pm, Tuesday June 19, 2018, NE Ohio, 71°F - SW & SSE Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

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With all the unusual activity that takes place up in our skies, along with the beauty up yonder, I wanted to keep a record of what's happening here in NE Ohio where I live (41° latitude). I've grown distrustful of 'official' sources and their cgi/photoshopping crap, so I began uploading my videos to here, but also to YouTube. This is my DiversityJ channel over at YT -- https://www.youtube.com/user/DiversityJ/videos

(sadly, vid.me is closing it's doors as of Dec 15, 2017, so all our content over there will be gone shortly)

Clean, fresh, blue skies to us all! :)