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Meteors, Comets & Asteroids
Date2:00am - Jan 4 2012
EquipmentD700 16-35mm f/4.0
DescriptionI took this photo of the Quadrantid Meteor Shower 2012 last night from the light polluted skies of Smithtown New York. It's (5) individual meteor frames combined into (1) image.
LocationMount Pantokrator, Corfu Greece
Date21 Jan 2012
EquipmentCanon eos 40D ef 15mm fisheye f/2.8 iso 800 30sec Photoshop, Croped
DescriptionDuring our star observation last night 21-22 Jan. 2012 at mount Pantokrator at the island of Corfu I put my Canon eos 40D with the ef 15mm to Capture us... after a while a bright Meteor fall from the nightsky about -8mag!! it was so bright that everything around us turn into a shine blue-green color, you can see it on my 16"inch telescope, on the maps on the table, at the Car, even the ground it turns blue!! It was Amazing!!!
LocationDarvari, Calarasi, Romania
Date13 august 2011
EquipmentNikon D80, Nikkor 18-70
DescriptionIn spite of the Full Moon on the night of the Perseid meteor shower peak, it wasn't bad at all.
Date23 50 U T
EquipmentCanon 40D and 20-35L 2.8
DescriptionWith the Moon shining bright, the constelations were very visible so it was a very good night to stay out with some friends and show them around the sky and also watch for perseids brazing the sky
Date2011/08/13 3:23 am
EquipmentCanon XS, 18-55 mm lens, f5.0 ISO 800, 30 second exposure.
DescriptionA Perseid meteor aligns perfectly with the Pleiades and Jupiter
LocationLas Cruces, NM
Date20 Jul 11 1030pm
EquipmentCanon Rebel XS 10.1 megapixels. 55mm lens.
DescriptionTaking some long exposure pics of aircraft and captured a meteor.
Location38deg 57min 16.8sec; 104 deg 30 min 4.2sec
Date31 Jul 11, 22:30 MDT
EquipmentNikon D90, 18-105mm lens @ 18mm, 30sec exposure, F/3.5, ISO 1250
DescriptionA meteor near Cassiopia and the Milky Way.
Date2011 June 04 00:10:06
EquipmentCanon EOS450d with Tamron 18mm-200mm (set at 18mm) mounted on a Topcon/Slik 88 hybred tripod. 15 sec exp. F4 ISO 200
DescriptionHaving heard of a Iridum flare taking place just after midnight, I set my camera up while some members of the York AS where stood talking and putting equipment away. I shot a few exposures checking focus, ect. The alloted time came and went but the Iridium was a no-show. I moved my equipment to look north, again I checked my settings when I noticed a moving object, I thought at first it was a Iridium but it grew in brightness and developed a lovely trail. When I checked my camera I could not believe my luck. Martin Dawson York Astronomical Society
LocationGuffey, Colorado, USA
DateDecember 11-14, 2010
EquipmentAllsky video camera- a zenith pointing, low light level video camera with a fisheye lens. Meteors were recorded by detection and recording software.
DescriptionThis image is a composite of 363 Geminid meteors collected from December 11-14 on an allsky video camera. 229 were recorded on the peak night of Dec 13/14. All non-Geminids have been removed. The system records meteors brighter than about magnitude +2. Analysis of data collected suggests a peak visual rate of about 120 meteors per hour.
PhotographerJohn W. O'Neal, II
Date10/10/2010 05:48am EST
EquipmentCanon 40D w/55-300mm lens piggybacked on Losmandy G-11 GEM
DescriptionComet 103P Hartley 2 whizzed by M38 and NGC 1907 this morning at dawn. It has now brightened to the verge of naked eye visibility and is a large, bright easy object in binoculars.