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Sun & Moon
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.
Locationshahin shahr town - esfahan city - Iran
Date8/20/2012 7:04 PM
Equipmentthis photo was taken by FUJIFILM FinePix HS20EXR camera. ISO - 100 / f/11 / exposure time : 1/250 sec. and 126mm focal length.
Descriptionthe eagle that you see in this photo was determind to hunt the pigeon on the wire but the pigeon found the risk and left the wire Quickly.the sun spots are Clearly.
Photographervalmir martins de morais
LocationJuazeiro do Norte, Ceará - Brazil
Date2012 July 25, 23h25 to 23h45 (UT)
EquipmentTelescope Celestron 203 mm, f/10 witc go to. Camera Canon T1i (500D). 17,219 images to compose the mosaic of the Moon. Software: EOS Camera Movie Record V0.3.1.1 , Registax V5.1, Microsoft Image Composite Editor 188.8.131.52, Infanview V4.2 and Image Analyzer 1.2.9.
DescriptionThe Lunar X is an optical effect observed on the Moon with small telescopes and is caused by sunlight that appears between the ridges of the craters La Caille, Blanchinus and Purbach.
LocationCimone Trentino North Italy
Date2011 october 8
EquipmentReflex Canon 40D at prime focus of a Maksutov Intes Micro Alter M603 6" F/10 telescope on a Celestron CGEM mount
DescriptionThe colors of the Moon, intensified in this image with a particular procedure of Post processing, they show the difference in the chemical-mineralogical composition of the lunar ground. Thousand of impacts of asteroids, great Lava's effusions and Solar radiation they have all contributed to create this palette
EquipmentCanon 60Da and 5'' Maksutov Scope, stack of 100 shots.
DescriptionThe Waxing Crescent Moon at 2 days of age.
LocationAnthem, AZ USA
DateNov.25th, 2012 12:13pm Local time
EquipmentAstro-Physics 152mm F8 and DayStar Quantum PE .5 Angstrom filter.
DescriptionHuge surge filament seen shortly after a CME was recorded.
EquipmentCamera: Canon 50D Telescope: SkyWatcher 80ED PRO with Meade 2x Telextender Exposure: 1/160s ISO: 100 Mount: Losmandy GM-8
DescriptionBecause in my country there was a lot of media atention and exageration with the Super Moon I considered to show the diference betwen the biggest and the smallest Moon of the year in one photo. So, together it looks like this.