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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 ]
LocationBarnaget Light, NJ
EquipmentNikon D5100 w/ Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens
DescriptionStar Trails and Barnaget Lighthouse in NJ. Note the light pollution at the bottom left corner from a nearby town.
LocationMaria Mitchell Observatory, Nantucket
Date2013 and 1913
EquipmentCanon 5D MkIII and 7.5-inch Alvin Clark refractor
DescriptionNovember 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the first photographic plate taken at the Maria Mitchell Observatory on the picturesque island of Nantucket. More than 8000 photographic plates were taken with the 7.5-inch Cooke/Clark refractor from 1913 to 1995. These large format glass plates measure 8 x 10 inches, covering a 13 x 16 degree area of sky. The richest sky coverage is in Sagittarius, Scutum and Cygnus, and the plates have been a valuable source of material for astronomical research, especially studies of variable stars. Image details: This is a composite image of a modern photo of the Vestal Street Observatory (built in 1908 to honor Maria Mitchell) blended with photographic plate number NA3695 taken at the observatory. This plate, taken in August 1957, captured Comet Mrkos. Please note: I can provide a much higher resolution version (6543 x 8136 pixels) suitable for printing in the magazine if desired. Image copyright and credit: Michael West and Maria Mitchell Observatory.
EquipmentNikon D80 35 mm lens,tripod( Bogens) 30" exposure at ASA400
DescriptionReidsville was on the most western area of visibility with only a 5 degree elevation predicted.Picture taken from second floor of house through open window. Pleiades was just a bonus.
LocationWallace, Nova Scotia, Canda
Date22:30, Aug. 24, 2013, ADT
EquipmentCanon 1100D (Rebel T3) w/ kit 18-55mm lens @ 18mm. f8, ISO 200, 5 minute exposure, on tripod.
DescriptionMoonrise over Wallace Bay, showing vegetation, reefs, bay with reflected moonlight, moon, and stars.
PhotographerVictor C. Rogus
Date06/19/2013 21:30:57 Local Time
Equipment0"4 second exposure at f4.1 with an ISO of 640. A Cannon 60Da Camera was used with a Baader Vario finder scope as a lens.
DescriptionLast night, June 19, 2013, the Planets, Mercury and Venus were about two degrees apart in the Western sky. A beautiful sight at Sun set as our two innermost Planets teamed up to create this celestial pairing among the clouds. Their closest approach to each other for 2013.
DateApr 27 2013 H07:50PM
EquipmentOptic: Celestron Edge 11 HD Focal: 2800 mm f/10 Mount: 10Micron GM1000 HPS Camera: Basler Aca1300c Guide: Auto Tracking Software: Firecapture + Photoshop
DescriptionISS pass, automatic tracked by my loved GM1000HPS mount, and Celestron Edge 11 HD, focused and setted on jupiter in daylight, helped by flip mirror to center. This is all singles frames shot, not averaged and wavelet filter.
LocationQasreh Bahram Caravansary - Iran
EquipmentCanon EOS 550D on Tripod, 18-55 mm Canon IS Lens @ 18 mm, iso 1600 , Total Exposure Time : 30 min
DescriptionQasreh Bahram Caravansary is one of the best place for observing the night sky in iran, but in recently years light pollution effective on this dark place. That is in Kavir National Park.
EquipmentNikon D600, 35mm, ISO400, 31 sec @ f/3.5 tripod mounted.
DescriptionHubble telescope crossing making a flare from the reflected sun. Not an April fools!!
Date18.02.2013 08.45 pm
EquipmentCanon EOS 60D with 18-55 mm Lense on Tripod
DescriptionSuperb Conjunction of Planet Jupiter & d Moon in August Company of Celestial Richness of Winter Night Sky