Sep 12-13, 2019

First, starting with the nearly full moon rising.

Short and sweet

I rarely like to shoot time lapses when the moon is so full. The stars are mostly washed out and there’s seldom much interesting going on.

I decided to point my telephoto lens at Cerro de la Olla (Pot Mountain) this night, because of a recent news story: A Taos close encounter of the hunters and aliens kind.

This object in the video below is not the ISS, nor is it an airplane scheduled to arrive at Taos Airport this night. I have no idea what it is, but the absence of blinking lights as usually seen on aircraft is a mystery.

Here’s the full night plus star trails.

Here’s a couple star trail composites I made including one of the unidentified aircraft.