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LocationJodrell bank, England
Date5 Oct 2007
EquipmentCanon 400D, 10-20mm lens
DescriptionJodrell Bank radio telescope in Cheshire, England, was turned into a giant projection screen for a light show to celebrate 50 years since sputnik, and also the 50th birthday of the telescope.
LocationMcDonald Observatory, Fort Davis, Texas
Date06/22/2007 @ 22:00 PM approximately
EquipmentNikon D200 camera on a tripod Mount using Tokina 12mm to 24 mm lens. ISO 200, 55 seconds, 12mm at F4.
DescriptionWaited for a pass of the ISS while visiting the McDonald Observatory. Have larger more detailed photo should you need it.
PhotographerJorge Carlos Sousa
LocationAlgarve - Portugal
Date22-08-2007 - 19:12
EquipmentPleasant Sunset in famous Ancão beach – Algarve CANON EOS Digital Rebel Lens 70.0 - 300.0mm Focal Length 300.0mm
DescriptionPleasant Sunset in famous Ancão beach – Algarve
LocationCislago Lombardy ITALY
Date10/14/2007 17h 22m 17s CEU
EquipmentCanon 350D at 1/250 sec on TeleVue Ranger 70mm 480mm FL, Mylar Filter, 11 exposures with two successful pictures of ISS over the sun, Vixen Porta Altazimuth Mount. Timing for exposures given by CalSky for Cislago (North of Italy). Total duration of the transit: 3.62 seconds.
DescriptionThe picture freezes the transit of the ISS over the Sun in Cislago as exactly predicted and calculated by CalSky. The diameter of ISS is 15 arcsec. With such very simple equipment ISS transit was registered. Unsharp masking was required to show clearly ISS.
Date9/28/2007 0556 edt
EquipmentCelestron C8 SCT, Philips toucam pro II webcam,
DescriptionInternational Space Station passed in front of the moon near the crater Tycho.
LocationCatawba Island, Ohio
Date8/28/2007 @ 05:21:52 EST
EquipmentUnmodified Canon 30D @ prime focus Meade 80mm f/5.0 mounted on a Celestron CG5-GT. Exposure 1/1000 second at ISO 100.
DescriptionThree members of our local astronomy club and I travelled to Catawba Island State Park in Northern Ohio for the eclipse. At 5:21am I noticed a jet flying by and realized that it's trajectory would bring it across the face of the eclipsed moon. I quickly increased my shutter speed to 1/1000 of a second to freeze the jet in the frame. It worked!
Locationsalisbury beach massachusetts
Datefri. aug 31@11pm est
Equipment8inch meade sct(2080) camera- minolta maxxum5000 with camera adapter...taken@ 1/250sec kodak ultra max 400spd
Descriptiona commercial jet flying across the moon
LocationLighthouse Point Park, FL
Date6/8/07 approx. 7:42 pm
EquipmentTele Vue NP-101, home built alt-az mount, 2x Tele Vue barlow, 3" extension tube, Canon 30D Effective focal Lent is about 1728mm (540mm X 2) X 1.6 (camera multiplying factor)
DescriptionOblique view of the shuttle launch. Lighthouse Point Park, FL is 30 or so miles north of the Cape. Typical views of the SRB separation from the Cape show the rear view of the shuttle. This view is from the side and scales out to a line of sight distance of approximately 54 miles. Vehicle velocity at this point is near one mile per second. The most difficult considerations are panning at this long focal length and manually focusing at the same time.
DateAug 10, 2007, 4:30 UT
Equipment14" LX200R, STL-11000XM, Paramounte ME, L=5 x 1 minute, RGB all 2 x 1 minute.
DescriptionThe nova is the bright star in the very center. SS Vulpeculae is the slightly brighter star to the upper right. Magnitude per The Sky and CCDSoft was 9.408. Quality is lousy when compressed to 100K sorry.
Date13 August 2007, 00.15 UT
EquipmentCanon EOS 5D DSLR with EF 15mm f2.8 fish-eye lens on a fixed tripod
DescriptionA montage of the brighter Perseids taken over a 2 hour period from my heavily light polluted backyard.