:: 15.5.2014 – Full Moon setting alongside the Monviso peak (3,843 meters high). In the foreground is the church of Borgo Cornalese, few km away from Turin ::
:: Canon Eos 5D, mark 2; Exp: 1/2000 sec; f/8; ISO: 1250; focal lenght: 403 mm ::
:: Oggi sul sito del notiziario online dell’ Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF) è stata pubblicata l’intervista dove racconto la genesi della fotografia “Hunter’s Moon over the Alps“, selezionata tra le finaliste del concorso “Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013“, organizzato dall’ Osservatorio reale di Greenwich ::
:: A great thrill this morning when I found out that my image of “SuperMoon 2013 and the Basilica of Superga” made the front page of the CNN website !! On the right you can see the full report on my image ::
:: The image shows the lovely conjucntion above the eastern horizon early this morning. Near the left bottom of the frame is Mercury just over the colorful twilight glow while Venus is shining left of the Moon’s sunlit crescent. The scene is completed by the silhouette of the Basilica of Saint John Bosco ::
:: Canon Eos 5D Mk II – focal lenght: 105 mm – exp: 1.3 sec. – aperture: f/4 – ISO: 500 ::
I would like to dedicate this picture to the memory of Patrick Moore, whose passion for the heavens inspired me as millions of people around the world.