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PhotographerAmir Hossein Abolfath
EquipmentCanon Eos 30D, 15 mm fisheye lens, 1 hrs total exposure
DescriptionThe last and the brightest star of winter sky is rising under moonlight.
LocationGove Co., Kansas
DateMarch 2, 1994
EquipmentThis image was made with a 24mm lens. First, the shutter was opened and the foreground arch was focused on and rendered with an orange filtered flash @ f/16, then, I walked through the arch to the left and rendered the inside edge of it with a magenta-filtered flash, then shifted the focus to infinity, opened up the lens to f/2.8, and walked 30 paces to the west and rendered the mid-ground rocks with a blue-filtered flash. Ths shutter was never closed during the 10 minute exposure.
DescriptionAs you can see, the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, left quite an impression on me!
LocationSpring Hill, Kansas, USA
EquipmentThis is a 2 minute exposure with a 35mm lens. First, the granite globe was focused on and rendered at f/16 with flash @ 1/250th sec., then focus shift to infinity for the 2 minute guided exposure. Fuji Velvia 50 film.
DescriptionHere you see Venus at maximum brilliancy beyond a moon- washed graveyard. You can see a reflection of the slightly-trailed moon on the globe, as well as a hot spot from the flash.
LocationNear Butler, MO
Date10/22/06 6PM Central
EquipmentNikon D50 with telephoto lens set at about 100 millimeters. I used auto exposure, and I didn't have my tripod so I set my camera on top of my car for stability.
DescriptionI had gone out to the Astronomy Society of Kansas City's dark sky site near Butler, Missouri, for a night of astronomy when I saw this beautiful sky with a 2 day old Moon (1 day, 23 hours).
EquipmentCanon 20D digital SLR camera, 18mm lens at f/4 ISO 1600. 30 second exposure.
DescriptionA magnitude -8 Iridium flare, 6:30pm 11/02/2006
LocationUludag, near Bursa, Turkey
DateOctober 21, 2006
EquipmentCanon EOS300D digital SLR camera at ISO1600, 10-22 mm zoom lens at 10 mm, f/3.5.
DescriptionThis is the "sky-full-of-bullets" image of the meteor shower as seen near Kirazli village. I made this composite image using 18 pictures containing 18 Orionids, one more possible Orionid and a sporadic meteor.
DateOct. 7, 2006 at 5:45 AM
Equipment4-inch refractor,digital SLR
DescriptionWhile watching the Harvest Moon set, its reflected image appeared on a clam flat in Portland's Back Bay. Two men were digging clams ... harvesting under a Harvest Moon.
Equipment20mm objective, Practika SLR camera. Recorded on Kodak 100VS film.
DescriptionGoing home after work I saw this fantastic Solar halo. I hurried home to get my camera and managed to photograph it exactly when a condensation trail from an airplane went through it.
LocationSan Francisco, CA
DateAugust 2006 2 p.m.
EquipmentCanon XT digital camera with an 8 millimeter fisheye lens
DescriptionBeautiful huge solar coronae that was produced by the fog trying to escape the North Tower of Golden Gate Bridge.
LocationGrand Prairie, TX
DateAug 20,2006 6:59 CDT
EquipmentThe exposure was 1/400th sec @ f/6 ISO 400. No filters used. Scope was Dobsonian mounted and unguided.
DescriptionDallas - Ft Worth is in the middle of a powerful heat wave which has afforded the natural filtering. Just 20 minutes after sunrise the sun was out of the haze and its heat could be felt.