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Date07/20/11 @ 5:43AMCST
EquipmentFuji S2 Pro SLR: ISO100, F4, (2) 15 second exposures. Heavily processed in PS.
DescriptionI saw the space shuttle pass overhead for the last time this morning! Beautiful! The photo is a compilation overlay of two images (15 second exposures) taken about 15 seconds apart, which is why you see two sets of streaks with a gap in the middle. Because of the brightness of the sky this morning, I had to process the heck out of the images. This is why you see noisy dots in the streaks rather than a nice clean line. The paths only showed up in the RED channel (and then, only barely so). I copied out the RED channel info and adjusted the levels until just the streaks remained, then did a lighten overlay of just the streak pixels into the composite RGB background image. We were supposed to see both the space shuttle and the ISS this morning. I don't know which this is, or if it's both because of proximity. I expect we'll know more when other folks post their images. -Mike
Location+43° 16' 9.56", +22° 9' 37.94"
EquipmentNikon D90/Voigtlander 58mm f/1.4 lens
DescriptionA group of astronomers photographed against sky backdrop
DateMay 7th and 9th
EquipmentManually Guided 12 inch F5 Dobsonian Reflector 42MM eyepiece and Canon 130SX compact camera using High Defintion video and Registack5
DescriptionTwo times the ISS made an extraordinary Pass over Tampa. The later Pass was taken during my lunch hour from the parking lot where I work in Downtown Tampa with a limiting magnitude of 2! Yes, I got a lot of funny looks! (Member of Chiefland Astronomy Village.) I will delete the caption if you wish!
Date6/13/2011 7:30 MST
EquipmentCanon Rebel Xti with a Canon EFS 18-55 lens.
DescriptionFrom my home in the Rocky Mountain foothills North of Lyons, CO I lookup up to see the Moon sitting on top of a gigantic shelf of cloud, itself a very beautiful Anvil Thunderhead. With no time to waste, I ran to the house and quickly setup the camera and blasted off 20 or so shots before the moon disappeard beneath the white veil of cloud. Here's one shot, cropped by my friend Joe Glynn of Boulder.
LocationTuscan countryside, Italy
Date21th June 2011
EquipmentEOS 5D on Canon EF 70-200 with sigma 2x teleconverter, 1/800 at f/8 - 200 ISO
DescriptionSunset through a tree of tuscan countryside
DateMay 16, 2011
EquipmentSony A550. 75-300mm zoom. 6 miles away. Cropped and processed in Adobe Photoshop
DescriptionSpace Shuttle Endeavour launch from NASA Causeway
LocationTitusville, Fl., USA
Date2/25/11; shortly after 5 PM local.
EquipmentHand held image of Discovery taken with a Canon 400D and a 200 mm lens.
DescriptionI made a day trip from S.C. to Florida for the final launch of Discovery. I was across the river about 12-14 miles from Pad 39. As expected the launch was a very emotional event, and I divided my time between photographing and enjoying the visual aspects of the event. This photo reminds me of Mike Collins's book title, "Carrying the Fire." I like this photo more than the ones in which the vehicle and boosters are visible. It captures the grandeur of the event. The flame in the contrail says it all. Hail Discovery!
LocationChandlers Ford, Hampshire
Date22nd April 2011 2054 UTC
EquipmentCelestron 8" SCT with Canon 40D at prime focus ISO 800, 1/400 of a second.
DescriptionInternational Space Station taken from my back garden in Hampshire, England
PhotographerFrank DiBlasi, Jr.
Date19 FEB 2011 6:20am EST
EquipmentKodak Z981 digital camera on tripod.
DescriptionSnowy landscape and the bluish glow from dawn's early light provide the foreground for the setting Moon
LocationStorm Lake Iowa
Date7/4/2010 @ 1012 P.M.
EquipmentI used a Nikon D40 Camera to obtain this Firework Picture. I used a 5 Second shutter, with a 4.6 Apeture, on a Tripod.
DescriptionI thought this would be a good picture to submit. You can see a beautiful reflection of the burst of the Firework over the Lake.