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Sun & Moon
PhotographerSean Scott Walker
EquipmentLunt LS60THa/B1200FTPT telescope with an Imaging Source DMK 51AU02.AS ccd camera and a Celestron X-Cel LX 3x Barlow Lens on a Celestron ASGT CG-5 mount.
DescriptionA couple cool proms that were pretty faint. 200 frames stacked in Registax and processed through Photoshop CS6.
PhotographerOdilon Simões Corrêa
DateSeptember 19, 2012 - 21h 25m UT
EquipmentOrion Short-tube 80mm - F/5 refractor and Canon T3i at prime focus on a fixed tripod.
DescriptionThe tiny reddish Mars shines, seconds before being hidden by the Moon. One shot at 1/50 second and ISO-200.
LocationT.O.M.S. Observatory, Iuka, MS
Date22 Sept 2012 1930CDT/0030 UTC
EquipmentTelescope: TMB 130SS f/7 APO Camera: Imaging Source (IS) DBK-41 Mount: Celestron CGEM
DescriptionImage of the moon at first quarter. Taken from Top of Mississippi Skies Observatory, 35.0° N - 88.3° W near Pickwick Lake on 22 Sep 2012. Coincidentally, both the Lunar X and the Lunar V are both visible. Image consists of a mosaic of 6 images, each 250 (of 1000) AVI sub-images stacked in Registax 6 and the output combined in PhotoShop CS3. Post processing consisted only of minimal High Pass filtering. Telescope is a TMB-130SS at F/7 and camera is an IS-DBK 41. Tom Walker
DateSeptember 3, 2012
EquipmentCanon 5D Mark III William Optics FLT-110 Televue Powermate 2x Baader Astro-Solar Film
DescriptionISS transiting the Sun twice in one day, from the EXACT same geographic location. Location only a few hundred meters from the center-point for each pass in Vancouver, Washington. The passes were separated by 4 orbits. The distance to the ISS was about 570 km for pass 1, and 1024 km for pass 2.
PhotographerReza Amini Hoonejani
EquipmentCanon 500D camera
DescriptionThe moon sets behind clouds.
DateJuly 11, 2012
Equipment70mm f/6 ED refractor, Coronado SM60 H-alpha filter, 4x Televue Powermate, Skynyx 2-2M camera
DescriptionActive region 1520 displayed was one of the biggest sunspots in this solar cycle. Here it is imaged with a novel technique where three images made at slightly different wavelengths through a H-alpha filter are used as seperate RGB channels. This week I am blogging daily about this technique which anyone with a tunable solar H-alpha filter can use to make more colorful images of the Sun.
DateJune 27th, 2012
EquipmentSony DSLR A350, Super Telephoto Lens 600-1300 mounted on a tripod.
DescriptionPortland, OR is cloudy most of the time. Whenever the cloud disappears, I take pictures of astro photos of objects that are predominant in that time. June 27th was one of those days;I turned my telescope towards the quarter moon and I saw the stunning details. I ran inside before the clouds covered the moon and took a shot of it.
LocationAnthem, AZ USA
DateAugust 26, 2012 17:13 UT
EquipmentHi Resolution prominence image taken with the Lunt 152mm at 1800mm EFL and Flea2 video ccd camera.
DescriptionThis image shows how small some solar features really are. The spicules are approximately 5 to 10 arc seconds high. The prominence is approximately 40 arc seconds by 150 arc seconds in length.
Equipmentpoint and shoot mounted on celestron cgem 1100hd
DateAugust 3 2012
EquipmentLunt H-alpha DS, Monochrome Chameleon camera, TeleVue X2.5, EQ6 Skywatcher mount
DescriptionIs about a filament which is crossing the Solar limb line.