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Sun & Moon
DateJan. 24 - 2013
Equipment18" Dobsonian with alt-az drive, Skynyx 2-2M camera for high-res mono and Nikon D300 camera for low-res color
DescriptionThis region features one of the most unusual geological structures on the Moon, with a strange and complex landscape marked by ancient volcanism (Schröter's Valley, 3.6BYr) and a much younger impact crater (Aristarchus, 500MYr). These processes have given rise to significant variations in surface chemistry and age which can be revealed by enhancing subtle color variations present in the natural view. The area shown here is roughly 200 km across and the smallest visible craters are ~1km in diameter. Details about image acquisition and processing can be found here: http://www.leif.org/mikael/aristarchuscolor.html
Equipmentfuji HS20 Finpix exr with 720 tele lenz .
DescriptionHumidity has turned the sun into a colored layer
Equipmentfuji HS20 finpix exr with tele720 lens and using th filter.
Descriptionsun behind the wire
LocationThe Goodtimes Observatory in Amherst, Ohio
EquipmentLunt LS60THa w/B1200 blocking filter mounted on a Losmandy G-11 inside a Skyshed POD
DescriptionAs I was setting up to image the Solar Disk in Hydrogen Alpha wavelengths I noticed seagulls transiting the sun. I hit the capture button and caught a few birds before the aerial acrobatic show was over.
PhotographerRicardo José Cavallini
LocationBatatais - SP - Brasil/Brazil
Date11/01/2013 - 21:10 UTC
EquipmentSkyWatcher Maksutov-Cassegrain 127mm AZGoto Ocular Plöss 25mm / Eyepiece Plöss 25mm Câmera Samsung ES70
DescriptionFoto da mancha solar nº 1654 tirada a partir de Batatais - Brasil no dia 11/01/2013 às 19h10min local, 21h10min UTC. Photo of Sunspot No. 1654 taken from Batatais - Brazil on 11/01/2013 at 19:10 local, 21:10 UTC.
PhotographerGABRIEL OCTAVIAN CORBAN
DateN0v 18, 2012, 2:00 pm
EquipmentLunt Solar Systems LS60T, DS, Chameleon Monochrom camera and NEQ6 mount.
DescriptionA tree-shaped prominence and a filaprom developed on the South-East side of the Solar limb.
LocationMaple Shade, NJ
DateJanuary 12, 2013, 5:45 pm EST
EquipmentCanon 40D digital SLR camera with Canon 70 to 200 mm f/2.8L zoom lens (set to 200 mm focal length) on a fixed tripod. Exposed 2 seconds at F/5.6, ISO 800.
DescriptionThis is a view of the young crescent moon with earthsshine, just 27 hours 01 minute old and 1.8% illuminated. It was taken 49 minutes after local sunset when the moon was about 6 degrees altitude. Although most of the sky was overcast at the time, luckily it was relatively clear along the western horizon.
PhotographerVictor C. Rogus
Date01/18/2013 @ 17:45:02 CST
EquipmentIt was a cold, windy evening as I waited for the exact moment of the first quarter Moon. I used an f9 Apochromatic refractor, a Losmandy G-8 mount, a Cannon 60Da camera at ISO 100 and an exposure of 1/15 sec. On January 18, 2013 at 17:45:02 CST. A Baader Polorizing filter was also used.
DescriptionAn exact First Quarter Moon plus two seconds.
Date25 nov 2012 21.00 local time
EquipmentTelescope Nextstar 11 GPS @ f/23 Camera DBK21AF04
DescriptionI stacked 500 frames out of 696 using only Registax.
DateDecember 20, 2012 9:00 PM CST
EquipmentPier mounted Celestron CGEM 800, Canon T1i
DescriptionMosaic image of the waxing gibbous moon taken from my backyard through a pier-mounted Celestron CGEM 800 using eyepiece projection. I used BackyardEOS to capture LiveView from my Canon T1i. I then processed, stacked, and sharpened the AVI’s in RegiStax 6 and combined the resulting images in Microsoft Image Composite Editor.