On November 4, 2011, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory's astronomy club hosted the final star party of the year for staff family and friends. After getting rained and clouded out on all the previous attempts to hold a star party this year, the weather finally cooperated with clear skies and a gibbous moon. The club had six telescopes set up and over 70 people came out to observe. The first bright star-like object that rises from the left toward the end of the first crowd sequence and up through the center of the second crowd sequence is Jupiter.
Photos and video taken with a Canon SD1100 IS digicam and a Nikon D7000 DSLR. A Dynamics Perception Stage Zero dolly was used during the time lapse sequences of the crowds around the telescope. You can see more motion in the first of the three sequences than the latter two. The change from the second to the third sequence was merely a shift in the ISO level from 800 to 3200. The two Moon shots were taken an hour or so apart with the Canon SD1100 IS digicam through a Criterion RV-6 Dynascope, the long white tube telescope in the background.