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Sun & Moon
PhotographerJohn W. O'Neal, II
LocationThe Good Night Observatory, Amherst, Ohio, USA
DateJanuary 7th, 2012
EquipmentLunt Solar Systems LS60THa w/B1200 Blocking Filter. Canon 40D shooting avi @ prime focus Losmandy G-11 mounted in a Skyshed POD.
DescriptionWe finally got a clear afternoon after a week of snowfall. Seeing was excellent and a series of prominences were arranged on the solar limb for our viewing pleasure. I shot 1500 frames for each half of the image, stacked in Registax 6 and processed the best 25%. Then I stitched the halves together and colorized in Adobe Photoshop CS5.1
Date02:18 P.M. MST, 01-03-2012.
EquipmentMeade Saturn DS114EC newtonian reflector, fitted with an Orion 5.81" full aperture solar glass filter, and a Meade 40mm super plössl, taken with a Olympus C-750 UZ. 1/500 second, at f/3.5, ISO 50.
DescriptionMy first solar observation to start 2012. Received the filter as a gift, and it has made solar observation a real fun hobby after using the projection method for some time before. The seeing was quite less than perfect, lots of wispy clouds all over the sky, (none in front of the Sun), and much haze was present as well, the camera managed to capture the actual color that the filter provides, even though it wasn't visible to the eye, due to the poor conditions.
Date12/31/2011 5:57 pm EST
EquipmentAP Traveler 105 mm Canon modified T1i AP 2X Barlow
DescriptionWhile observing the Moon on New Year's Eve just before 6pm EST, I was looking for the area of the Werner X. I noticed that I was possibly a day early but, I noticed this little mini-X very close to the crater Werner. Looks like a Werner X mini-me ! :) Is this something new? Has anyone ever seen this before?
DescriptionSUN (20111203) PROM. LUNT 152 F/6, BF3400, 2X Barlow, DMK41, stack of 250 images
LocationElyria, OH USA
DateDecember 26, 2011
EquipmentAstro-Physics 152mm F8 with 2x PowerMate and DayStar Quantum PE .5 Angstrom H-alpha filter and Flea-3 video camera.
DescriptionA large solar prominence looms of the solar limb.
Date2 January 2012 9:08 P.M CST
EquipmentCelestron Nexstar 6 SE Telescope, Canon EOS Rebel T2i 550D DSLR Camera, Zhumell T-Ring, and Celestron 1.25" T-Adapter
DescriptionThe Moon one day after first quarter. Copernicus halfway in shadow on terminator.
PhotographerCraig & Tammy Temple
LocationHendersonville, TN, USA
DateJanuary 6, 2012, 10:16 - 10:21am CST
EquipmentTelescope: Lunt Solar Systems LS60THa/B1200CPT Accessories: LS50FHa Double-stack etalon Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2 Camera: Imaging Source DMK31 Exposure: 11.10ms (each) Gain: 505 - 534 Length: 1:00 @ 30fps (each) Acquisition: Fire Capture Processing: Registax 6 Post-processing: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Capture time: January 6, 2012, 10:16 - 10:21am Capture conditions: ~55°F; transparency: Transparent 5/5; seeing: Good 4/5
DescriptionThis 4-panel solar mosaic shows the activity that was taking place on January 6, 2012. As the image shows, there were many prominences, several filaments, and many sunspots or active regions. Sunspot 1391 is visible in the active region to the left of center, while the active region to the right of center shows sunspots 1389 (left) & 1388 (right). Just above center, but below the filament, is a small sunspot, 1393, and diagonally up to the right of 1393 is sunspot 1392. The sun's everchanging features makes it a joy to image over and over again.
LocationCentro Ciencia Viva, Constancia, Portugal
DateNov. 26, 2011
EquipmentCanon SX210 28mm lens, 2s exposure, ISO 400.
DescriptionA thin, newborn Moon merges with rosy sunset colors in Portugal.
LocationBergen Park CO USA
Date2:27am MDT 18 Aug 2011
EquipmentCelestron NexStar 11GPS with f/6.3 focal reducer Nikon D300s in prime focue configuration.
DescriptionThe International Space Station passed in front of the moon at 2:27am on 18 August 2011, as seen from a vantage point near my home. I took this photo with my Celestron 11" SCT telescope and Nikon D300s in prime focus configuration.
Date6th June 2011
EquipmentLS60THAD/B12CP with AirTune, ST-8300M
DescriptionI am surprised at that time.