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Date30th May, 2012. 1:07am IST (+5:30 GMT)
EquipmentCamera: Canon 500D Other Equipment: Tripod stand
DescriptionWhile I was awake till midnight I saw the Half-moon near the horizon with a beautiful red colour to it. It was amazing to see such a sight from my building which is surrounded by many other buildings and also street lights! It also made me think that light pollution 'may not always' be bad :)
LocationCherry Springs State Park PA
DateMay 20, 2012 - appox 3:00AM
EquipmentNikon D80 on an Astrotrac mount. 10mm -20mm zoom lens set at 10mm. 5 minutes at ASA800. f4.
DescriptionThe night sky over Cherry Springs State Park in Pennsylvania - one of the few dark sky locations in the Northeast US.
LocationChandlers Ford, Hampshire
Date12 April 2012 0950 BST
EquipmentCanon 40D with 400mm lens and 2x extender
DescriptionISS Transiting the Sun. Overlay of 6 shots taken with 800mm lens on Canon 40D
EquipmentPentax K-5 SMC PENTAX DA 10-17mm/F3.5-4.5 FishEye O-GPS1
DescriptionPeople always leave after the sunset. but for me, a stargazer, the true arena was just begin.I stood on the edge of the cliff, facing the wild wind and Gazing at the starry sky. Luckily the light pollution didn't influence the sky alot. The Winter Milky Way crossed over the mountains, Venus and the sisters immersed in Zodiacal light. This is the beauty of night that you won't see if you don't hold on after sunset, and that is what we need to protect. Please treat them as your friends. Thank you.
LocationASKC Dark Sky Site
DateMarch 23rd 2012 After Sunset
EquipmentCanon 300d with a Canon EF 28-70mm lens at 28mm mounted on a static tripod (single shot)
DescriptionThis picture shows the conjunction of Venus, Jupiter, and the crescent moon taken shortly after sunset at the Astronomical Society of Kansas City Dark Sky Site. There are many 20 inch dobs. and other observing gear in the foreground.
Equipmentfuji film finepix s4000
DescriptionVenus and Jupiter between trees
PhotographerOdilon Simões Corrêa
DateMarch 8, 2012 - 22h 42m UT
EquipmentCanon EOS Rebel T3i, f/3.5, ISO-200, 30 seconds.
DescriptionThe photograph shows a beautiful transit of the ISS, which shone spectacularly and passed very near the zenith, leaving its trail from the constellation of Orion to the bright star Sirius. In the foreground, typical Brazilian golden trumpet trees.
DateFeb 20, 2012
EquipmentCanon 7D, Tokina 11-16 ATX f/2,8, tripod, shutter release
DescriptionThis shot shows a brightly visible Zodiacal Light seen in Cherry Springs State Park, PA. The Zodiacal Light is a glow that extends along the ecliptic and is caused by sunlight that is scattered by space dust in the zodiacal cloud. Venus and Jupiter are also brightly visible along the ecliptic as well. Above that the star cluster Pleiades can be seen.
EquipmentD700 with 35mm f2 lens
DescriptionOld Faithful erupting in a night sky
DateApril 24, 2012 after sunset
EquipmentI used a modified Canon 300d (modified for increased red sensitivity)and a Tokina SD 70-210mm lens set at 70mm mounted on a static tripod.
DescriptionThis picture shows Venus, the crescent moon, and its earthshine after sunset taken in my backyard.