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LocationPalomar Mountain, San Diego
DateNovember 7, 2013
EquipmentWas simply taken with a Canon t2i (F/10, 1/100 sec exposure with a focal length of 18 mm).
DescriptionPicture taken of the white dome observatory housing the famed 200" Hale telescope. This picture would just be a nice memory if it wasn't for the conjunction of filament clouds overhead and the mid afternoon sun behind. It all makes for an interesting composition.
LocationDeep Creek, Maryland
EquipmentiPhone 4s, edited in Afterlight
DescriptionEven though this was taken in August, I just kept coming back to it! I thought I'd share it with Sky & Telescope just for the cute factor. Grandpa is an amateur astronomer who works at NASA Goddard, the baby is 3 month old Evangeline Vega, wearing a star spangled onsie. While on vacation at Deep Creek, Grandpa and Evangeline read the latest issue. Some people were more interested than others.
LocationJapan Ehime Yawatahama
Equipmentcamera：Canon EOS 60D（ISO 3200） Lens：Conyax Planer 85mm F1.4（F2.0） exp 149 seconds
DescriptionComet Lovejoy and meteor
PhotographerAmit V. Purandare
Date10.11.2013 12.20 am
EquipmentCanon EOS 60D with Tamron 70-300 mm Lanes at Optimum Focus at 300 mm on Celestron Omini CG4 Tracking Mount
DescriptionRecently discovered Comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy is photographed from Light Polluted Night Sky of Pune City, India on the Early Morning of 10.11.2013 in Constellation Cancer .. It was a Great Treat and Experience to observe this Comet as well.
LocationNear Trois-Rivières,Province of Quebec, Canada
Date2013-10-30 from 19:37 to 23:09 EST
EquipmentTelescope: Newton Skywatcher 10" F4,7 (1200 mm focal) Mount: Celestron CGEM Camera: QHY9 monochrome, bin 2X2 at -30C
DescriptionThis image is not for beauty, but for science! Following the Sky&telescope reading about "The Black widows" of the October 2013 issue, who lead us with the autumn challenge of imaging the companion star of the pulsar PSR J2339-0533, shining at magnitudes 18 to 21 in a 4.5 hour cycle, i finally convinced myself to try to capture it with my old 10" Newton, which have the minimal diameter recommended by Sky&Telescope. 21 X 10 minutes exposures were necessary to finally see him appearing dimly on half of my frames, when he is nearing magnitude 18~19. And, what a surprise when, after the animation was made, i saw an asteroid flying right toward the pulsar! You can see the animation on my webpage.
LocationTorrance Barrens Dark Sky Preserve
DateMorning of 2013-10-09
EquipmentCamera: Canon 60d Setting: ISO 2000,f2.8,19sec Standard Tripod
DescriptionAfter reading Monica Young's article titled "The Quest for Zodiacal Light" I decided to try and capture the Zodiacal Light. Then knowing when and where to look combined with favourable conditions was able to capture my first images. I like this one because I also captured a meteor in the image as well. Thanks for the fine article.
Equipmentcanon 40D,lens 18_55
DescriptionA few minutes after sunset, I managed to get this photo. Venus with her top to show off the dazzling brightness. Saturn on the other side of the moon can be seen with less light., And Mercury on the edge of the mountain with orange and very faint to be seen.Alpha star of the constellation libra moon and Saturn can be seen.This photo was taken on Baneh Cemetery in Solomon Bag.Baneh is located at the border with Iraq.
DateAug 13, 2013
EquipmentNikon D5100 w/ Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 + Tripod
DescriptionA vertical milky way is being slightly washed out by the moon, which itself is behind cloud cover.
LocationManorville, NY USA
Date10-02-13 05:25 am EST
EquipmentI used Meade SC 10" OTA 2X barlow with Orange Filter on a Skynyx 2.0 M @ 66 FPS with Emmanuel Rietsch Tracking System modified into my EQ-G Mount. I am the only one in the USA that as this Tracking System.
DescriptionOn 10-02-13 Iss and Cygnus Spacecraft passed at max 53deg. over my home in Manorville, NY USA. I made to images into one telling image. Video I recorder can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrxztF3iUAs also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oyMZkbtMVk is my other video of Cygnus 9-29-13 just before ISS with Canadarm took hold of Cygnus. Videos are a must see. I think I am the first to image before and after Cygnus docked to ISS in the world as an Amateur astronomy. My dream is to get in S&T. BR Philip
PhotographerAmit V. Purandare
Date08.10.2013 07.05 pm
EquipmentCanon EOS 60D on tripod with Tamron 70-300 MM Lense
DescriptionVenus and Moon seen in Great Conjunction from Pune [ India ] as on 08.10.2013 [ Tuesday ]