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Sharing the Moon with David Levy | by Roger Smith
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Sharing the Moon with David Levy

Tonight (September 9, 2008) , the symposium that I'm attending in Tucson, Arizona had an outdoor dinner titled "Stars and Steaks". The guest speaker was David Levy, amateur astronomer and comet hunter, best known for his 1993 co-discovery of the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 with Carolyn and Eugene Shoemaker. This comet is best known for its spectacular crash into Jupiter.

 

He spoke eloquently about his love of astronomy, comets and the moon. Coincidentally, Jupiter was visible very near the moon tonight. It was really cool to listen to Mr. Levy while enjoying the moon, Jupiter, and the stars on a beautiful Arizona evening.

 

Taken with an S5 IS at full zoom with an Olympus TCON-17 1.7x teleconverter and 4x digital zoom, for a total focal length of 2937.6mm (35mm equivalent). Full frame, no crop.

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Taken on September 9, 2008