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EquipmentCelestron Onyx refractor and Nikon D200 on tripod.
DescriptionA few months ago I used Google Earth to determine the bearing from my house to the State Capitol Bldg (122 deg). Then I checked moon rise azimuths for the next few months and added those +/-1 degree azimuth to my Outlook calendar. This image was only processed to remove noise and sharpen it a bit... no HDR or stacking.
LocationVarzaneh Desert , Esfahan , Iran
DateMay 24 , 2012 8:36:39 PM
EquipmentCanon 50D in 200 Iso and Canon EF28/135 mm Lens at F 5.6
DescriptionNew Moon And Venus set in desert.
LocationLos Angeles, CA
DateMay 27th, 20:45 PST
Equipment10" Meade LX200 EMC, Canon Rebel T3i, iPhone
DescriptionMe looking at me looking at the moon.
LocationOutside Phoenix, Arizona
EquipmentCanon EOS Digital Rebel xTi, 18-55mm lens. Shot in monochrome at ISO 400. Processed using Startrails and GIMP.
DescriptionGreat picture of the star trails in Arizona. I was surprised to see this many stars considering the light polluted area I live in. I shot in monochrome to increase the contrast between the stars and sky.
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