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Meteors, Comets & Asteroids
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.
Date11 February 2013
Equipment0.5m Cassegrain telescope with a SBIG STl 6303 E ccd camera.
DescriptionThe image shows comet ISON, which might become one of the brightest in history.
LocationFranklin Co. Mo.
DateJanuary 19-20, 2013
EquipmentEdgeHD 9.25 at f/10, ST-8XME, Mach1, autoguiding: CCDSoft, FS-60CB with an ST-i, image capture:ImagesPlus, image processing:ImagesPlus
DescriptionA stack of 8-5minute luminance images of comet C/2012 S1 ISON at an estimated magnitude of +15.6 and a distance from Earth at just over 4 astronomical units
DateMarch 15, 1999
Equipment8" home made newtonian and a Cookbook245
DescriptionThe still photo was published in S&T Aug 1999 Letters pg12 "The Night the Comet Stood Still". The opportunity to take this image was noted by Roger Sinnott, April 1999 pg 111 Celestial Calendar,Comet LINEAR's Odd Motion. In reviewing the image, Mr. Sinnott lamented not having the capacity to "print" the movie. Now that that capacity is available, here is the movie of Comet Linear (C/1998 M5): March 14/15, 1999. Telescope tracking was turned off. The motion of the stars and the comet are as seen relative to a stationary observer
LocationChristchurch, New Zealand
Date13 March 2013 NZDT 21:51
EquipmentTakahashi E-180ED 500 mm f/2.8 astrograph and Canon 60Da.
DescriptionI was waiting the fine weather for a week until 13 March. The sky was clear enough to capture the detail picture of Comet Lemmon whilst it was closed at max brightness mag 4.4. I used Takahashi E-180ED 500 mm f/2.8 astrograph to reveal its spectacular feature of its tail. Obviously, its tail was developed into a longer span with more than 7 degrees The detail enhancement picture was taken by Canon 60Da ISO 1600, 93s exposue at 13 March 2013, NZDT 21:51.
LocationNewcastle, Ontario CANADA
DateFebruary 10, 2013 01:27 UT
EquipmentMeade 0.4m ACF on Mathis MI-600 fork mount, QSI 516ws CCD
DescriptionThe comet is shown here over a 60 minute period by taking 10, 600s exposures in the Rc-band. It is almost 4 AU (almost the distance to Jupiter), or 600 million km away. That's 32 light-minutes. Photometry puts it at Magnitude 15.6 with a small coma and the beginnings of a tail in position angle 105 degrees.
PhotographerOckert le Roux
LocationRicketts Point, Melbourne, Australia
Date13 March 2013, 9.27pm AEDT; UCT+11
EquipmentNikon D3S camera mounted on a Manfrotto tripod. I Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 lens, set at 200mm at f2.8, ISO 5000 with a 6 second exposure. Post processing of contrast was done in Lightroom 4.3 software.
DescriptionComet Lemmon is now a beautiful object of magnitude 2.8 in the constellation Sculptor and was sighted from Melbourne city, despite light pollution.
Equipmentcelestron cgem 1100hd w/hyperstar ,Atik 428ex
Descriptionwhile takeing a photo of 42 an orionid meteor passes through