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Meteors, Comets & Asteroids
LocationVan Buren, Ar.
Date20013/09/26 - 10:10UT
EquipmentTak. CCA250P - ST10xmei CCD - Losmandy Titan 5.0
Description^x60 second exposures shows a nice comet. Inbound performance is steady with no sudden outburst or fragments visible
LocationFaith Ranch, Jewett, OH
Date9/27/2013 at 11:44 pm
EquipmentNikon D7000 digital camera, 8mm fish eye lens, tripod.
DescriptionI was attending an astronomy program at Faith Ranch when the entire landscape lit up! A huge, green fireball streaked across the sky, leaving us all stunned! I had my camera set up with the interval timer at the time, to take a series of 30 second exposures in order to create a star trail later on. I have the stacked star trail photo available, if you would like to see it. This photo is unedited, except for cropping.
LocationHolloway Comet Observatory - Van Buren, Ar.
Date09/06/2013 - 10:29:11 UT
EquipmentCCA-250P Corrected Cass. - 1250mm - F5 ST10xmei ccd - tracked 5x60 sec exp Losmandy Titan 5.0
DescriptionAn improved comet this shows the coma starting to show in my equipment. A central contensed area with a tail starting to show with the loss of the moon
Equipment50mm lens ASA 800 film. 30 sec exp.
DescriptionAlmost exactly one year after Comet Hyakutake, Comet Hale-Bopp appears in the same part of the sky. This photo was taken north of Marquette from the same spot I took the photo of Comet Hyakutake that I have also submitted
Locationlongirod - switzerland
Equipmentcgem 9.5 celestron canon 60da
Descriptionnebulose with meteor
PhotographerJosé J. Chambó
LocationHoya Redonda, Valencia (Spain)
Date2013-07-06 @ 02:17 TU
EquipmentGSO 8" f/4 Refractor + Canon EOS 350D camera (3×180 sec. at ISO 1600)
DescriptionAt the end of 2013 May and on a few days the long and gassy tail wich have distinguished to comet C/2012 F6 (Lemmon) have completely dissapeared, as can be see in this image that I took on July 6 from Sierra Enguera in wich only is observed your dust tail of 15' long toward southwest. The comet Lemmon continues going away from Sun and down brightness, near magnitude 9 in the image, although continues showing a beautiful turquoise coma of fluorescent C2 gas. The most brilliant red star is Tau Cassiopeiae with magnitude 5.
LocationHaleakala Crater Maui
DateMarch 1997 sunrise
EquipmentOlympus OM1 Fuji 800 color film
DescriptionIn anticipation of the coming of the comet Ison..I'm posting a photo of comet Hale-Bopp taken with fuji 800 color film with my OM1 camera in March 1997 Taken on the slopes of Haleakala Crater, Maui at sunrise March 1997
LocationMayhill, New Mexico, USA
Date2013.07.14. 09:17 UT
EquipmentTakahashi FSQ 106 f/5 iTelescope.NET SBIG STL-11000M 3*180 sec RGB
Description4 Cas in the center of picture, rigth is the comet, left M 52 open cluster, and bottom left Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635) This picture is just for printed magazine use
LocationMayhill, New Mexico (USA)
EquipmentTakahashi FSQ-106ED Refractor + SBIG ST-8300C (3×180 sec. at Bin 1x1)
DescriptionThe comet C/2012 F6 (Lemmon) after rivalize with comet C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) on Southern Hemisphere sky and after surpass your perihelion, began to be observable from Northern Hemisphere during May 2013. In this image on day 21 of this month, in spite of the comet falled your brightness until 7 magnitude, still showed a long gas tail at least 1º long and a dust tail about 20' long leaving your gassy coma of turquoise color.
PhotographerVictor C. Rogus
Date04/30/2013 at 22:07:01 Local Time
EquipmentI used a Cannon 60Da camera on a Losmandy G-8 mount an 18mm Zeiss lens at F3.5 an ISO of 1000 and an exposure of 125 seconds was used.
DescriptionA lovely night here in the backwoods of Jadwin, Missouri, the sky is dark and clear with a little wind whispering through the pines. Barred owls hoot in the distance and it is comfortably warm. I set up a camera in hopes of catching a meteor before the Moon rises and distorts the clear view of outer space. Ursa Major catches my eye as "The Big Dipper" hangs upside down in the North and I decide to try my luck there. Meteors have come to me there before, so why not now? After a bit, I realize I have caught one, just below (or above) the bowl of the dipper! Pleased with my luck, I decide to call it a night.