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LocationHawk Hill, Sausalito, CA
EquipmentPentax K5 camera with Pentax smc PENTAX DA* 60-250mm F4 [IF] SDM set at 250mm
DescriptionEndeavour Shuttle flying over Golden Gate Bridge on its final journey to Los Angeles
LocationG.V.Schiaparelli Astronomical Observatory - Varese - Italy
Date12122012 05.37 T.U.
EquipmentCano eos 7d - 17-40 mm f 4 - 70-200 mm f4
DescriptionThis morning at the top of Campo dei Fiori Mount, near Po valley, at Schiaparelli Astromical Observatory (Varese - Italy) before sunrise, the moon(2%),Mercury,Venus and Saturn represented an extraordinary picture! Unforgettable view!
LocationKent, CT USA
EquipmentCanon T3i (600D)
DescriptionI got a shot of the ISS this morning over Kent, CT. I used the new NASA spot the station email alert and it works great! I signed up for it on Monday and they emailed me yesterday with an alert so I set up to capture it pass over the Kent Land Trust. If you look closely you will notice there is even a faint meteor streak next to it both passing thru the constellation Canis Major.
PhotographerAISSA MOUSSA Mohammed
Date01 November 2012
EquipmentDigital Camera CANON XSI REBEL Lens Fisheye 15 mm
DescriptionTALEMZANE is an impact crater in Algeria, By: latitude N 33° 19' Longitude E 4° 2' Explored for the first time in 1928, studied in 1950 and 1988 by researchers from university of Oran (Algeria) and Nice (France). It is 1.75 km in diameter and the age is estimated to be less than three million years and is probably Pliocene. More information about this crater from this link. http://www.passc.net/EarthImpactDatabase/talemzane.html few minutes before sun set I make this compilation of 5 photos in panorama result and choose this color by HDR option. For showing all shadow places in this crater. I used CANON XSI REBEL digital Camera and fisheye lens 15 mm
LocationKermechegan Village - Near Qom - Iran
EquipmentCanon EOS 550D, Canon Lens 18-55 IS @18 mm. iso 1600, f/3.5 on tripod and capture with remote control.
DescriptionOrionid Meteor Shower is on the good meteor shower. With 30 Meteor Per Hour. In This Picture you see Meteor and Trail Of Airplane and Iridium Satellite. Total Exposure time is 2850 sec Or 47.5 Min.
LocationPune, India (18 degree N, 73 degree E)
Date14th Aug, 2012 7:08am IST (+5:30 GMT)
EquipmentCanon 500D camera.
DescriptionToday (14th Aug,2012)as soon as I woke up I saw this stunning rainbow spread over a large area in the Western skies. In fact, had the cloud cover been even better we could have seen the arc of the rainbow spread right to the bottom of the horizon!
EquipmentCanon 5DII, 50mm lens, tripod.
DescriptionThe conjunction between the Moon, Venus, Jupiter and Aldebaran with Taurus and the Hyades visible. It was a beautiful event to the naked eye. As seen from the coast of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
LocationVarzaneh Desert , Esfahan , Iran
DateMay 24 , 2012 8:03:59 PM
EquipmentCanon 50D in 200 Iso and Canon EF28/135 mm Lens at F 5.6
DescriptionNight sky in Varzaneh desert that is located 110 km far from Esfahan.
EquipmentCanon EOS Digital Rebel xTi, 75-300mm lens @ 300mm on standard tripod mount. Total of 101 pictures processed with Startrails program.
DescriptionI tried to find a more true North star other than Polaris that moves less than Polaris as Polaris is only the brightest star in the region around the North Celestial Pole. I live in a light polluted area so I wasn't able to find a true north star but anyone who doesn't live in a light polluted area, please help me in my "quest" to find a more accurate north star.
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.