Here are my shots of the moon & planets on the evenings of December 28 & 29, from Doheny State Beach (between L.A. and San Diego): http://joeorman.shutterace.com/Moon/MoonPlanets_081228-29.html Not bad considering I didn't have a tripod and had to hold the camera against a post or whatever was handy. Unfortunately, the fellow in the last image (a neighboring camper in the headlights of his RV) was talking on his cellphone rather than gazing up at the sky in wonder. --Joe Orman --- On Mon, 12/29/08, Tom Polakis wrote: Jenn and I left the Getty Villa in Los Angeles just after sunset without knowing about the show in the west. These four images were taken from the beach near the Villa. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.