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Meteors, Comets & Asteroids
PhotographerCraig & Tammy Temple
DateJanuary 12, 2009
EquipmentModified Canon 350D through a Celestron C8 at f/6.3. Atlas EQ-G mount using EQASCOM. Guided with PHD.
DescriptionComet Broughton as it passed though Auriga on January 12, 2009. The temperature was about 37° F. Distance from observer: 1.91au Distance from sun: 2.76au
LocationCabo Rojo,Puerto Rico
Date12/13/2008 at approx 10:55pm
EquipmentPhoto Details: kodak easyshare Z740 digital camera at F/2.8 for 8 seconds and 400 asa.
DescriptionBy shielding the moons glow with the roof of the house,I was able to photograph this Geminid meteor gliding thru Orion.
DateNovember 17 2008 10 am
EquipmentBlackberry Curves phone camera
DescriptionJust happened to look up in the SW part of the sky November 17 and noticed The fireball, the location would have been right above Leo's head, lucky I had a camera phone.
PhotographerIng. Eduardo Alamilla Esquivel
LocationSaltillo, Coahuila, Mexico
DateJanuary 27th, 2009
EquipmentTelescope: William Optics 80 mm f/6 Megrez Super APO Camera: Meade DSI Pro II Monochromatic Mount: Meade LX200GPS Filter: Astronomik CLS
DescriptionExposure Time: 5 min. Visual magnitude: 2.0 (Highly polluted skies in my town).
DateNovember 08 2008, 9:15 pm
EquipmentCanon 40D, with the Tokina 10-17 mm fisheye lens
DescriptionWas able to capture a beautifully bright Taurid meteor, lit up the sky even with the Moon out.
PhotographerMichael J. Cook
Date2007-07-21 5:47 - 2:31 UT
Equipment0.3m Lx200 f/4 + DSI PRO II 120 x 20s (40 min) No filter Thin cloud and light pollution
DescriptionThe comets faint tail can be seen jetting out to the left of the nucleus. North is up and east is left. The comet was imaged low in the west after the Moon had set, but immersed in a light pollution dome from the City of Toronto.
Equipment35mm camera, mounted on a tracking platform.
DescriptionThese two images were taken during the wonderful Leonid meteor storm of 1998. The first image captures a brilliant bolide as it explodes in the atmosphere. The flash of the meteor was as bright as the full moon. The second exposure was begun immediately following, capturing the ghostly cloud of debris left over from the meteor. That cloud persisted for over 30 minutes. Both images are 15 minute long exposures, guided using a small equatorial mount.