Friday, July 10, 2020

Venus over Aldebaran

I was trying to find Comet Neowise but there were clouds close to the horizon that blocked it. This is Venus over the orange giant star Aldebaran, from 'Al Dabaran' (الدبران) which means 'the follower' in Arabic, since it seems to follow the Pleiades. The image is not really the discs of either Venus or Aldebaran, just that they are slightly out of focus.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Walking pen nib, Bupreste du tremble (Metallic Wood-boring Beetle), Dicerca sp.

I thought this was a pen nib - when I picked it up the legs began to unfold, but folded back up when I put it down. After a while it started walking about on my desk. Ruler in inches.

Thursday, June 18, 2020