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Auroras & Atmospherics
LocationHillsborough, NJ 08844
DateAug 13, 2011 11:35pm
EquipmentNikon D700, ISO 800,14-24mm Lens
DescriptionI setup my Nikon D700 DSLR with a F2.8 14-24mm on the tripod. Set the ISO to 800 and the focal length to 15mm and took a few test shots. 15-second exposures gave me a reasonably saturated star without too much sky glow. In summary, if I had kept the shutter open for 25 minutes with a Full Moon at ISO 800, there would be nothing but a white frame to look at. By using 100 fifteen-second exposures and statistically stacking them, I was able to achieve the familiar star trail image familiar to all. Let me not forget the "1" Perseid fireball...
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.
DateJuly 31 2011, 1 am
EquipmentCanon 40D and fisheye lens, exposure 25 seconds and ISO of 1600.
DescriptionWith all the current solar activity going on some very beautiful auroras appeared as I was taking some pictures of the night sky, very beautiful.
LocationCape Town,South Africa
Date30 June 2011,15:48 UT
EquipmentNikon D80+500mm(x1.5)f8 lens@f16,ISO 100,1/200sec,tripod.
DescriptionIt was ten minutes before sunset looking across the South Atlantic ocean at a wonderfully clear horizon as I set up the camera with thoughts of a possible green flash.With five minutes to go,however,a large bank of clouds obscured the sun but just at the right moment,in a most serendipitous movement of the clouds,a gap appeared and a green flash could be seen by the naked eye for about a second.
LocationVirginia Beach, VA
Date29 June 2011 11:13 AM EDT
EquipmentCanon 20D camera 28mm f/3.2 36-second exposure ISO 800
DescriptionThe NASA Minotaur 1 rocket was launched from Wallops Island, VA, about 100 miles from where I took the picture in Virginia Beach, VA and presented a beautiful sight!
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
EquipmentBenq Digital Camera
Date1:00 am April 23, 2011
EquipmentCanon 40D and Tokina Fisheye Lens.
DescriptionA rising Milky Way complete with Aurora add to the Lyrid Meteor I was able to capture, very beautiful.
Equipmentcelestron gem 925
Descriptionmeteorite over switzerland 12 AM,was a casuality shot!
PhotographerWilliam r Edwards
LocationYellowknife, NT Canada
EquipmentExposure: 20.0 sec at f3.5 18mm Lens ISO 1600 Sony Alpha 100
DescriptionAurora just after new moon