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LocationCuster Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Rd., Southold, NY
EquipmentCanon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT, 30 Second Exposure, Aperture: f/5/6, ISO 400, Focal Length: 18.0mm, Lens: 18-55mm
DescriptionRob Campbell, an Amateur Astronomer, Observing the Night Sky at the Custer Observatory (Custer Dome in the background) which is a Public Observatory on Long Island.
DateJanuary 10 2012
EquipmentCamera: Canon EOS 30D; Telescope Refractor APO Tecnosky FPL53 ; Focal lenght: 480mm; Aperture: f/6; Exposure: 1/400; ISO equiv: 400; Exposure program: Manual; White Balance : automatic. Retouched with Photoshop
DescriptionThe picture shows the moonset behind the Rocciamelone mountain, 3538 m. high, which is on the italian/french border, not far from Torino, my hometown. In fact the picture is part of a sequence taken from my home balcony. The Rocciamelone is the first mountain with recorded ascent, which happened in 1358 A.D.
Dateseptember 6, 2011
EquipmentCatadioptric russian MTO with 1 meter focal lenght, f/10, exposure 1/500 on film Kodak Elite 100 ISO.
DescriptionSunset with the radio telescope of Medicina (Italy) in silhouette. Photo taken from a site about 4 kilometers east of the radio telescope. This distance is necessary to have the radio telescope smaller than the solar disk (the dish is 32 meters wide).
DateDecember 26th, 2011
EquipmentCanon 10D, 50mm f/1.8
DescriptionAlmost missed it due to clouds but it cleared up in time to take a few pics. It was still cloudy near the horizon so i couldn't take pictures while the moon was setting, that would have been a nice view. Still it was a wonderful gift for "astro-Christmas".
PhotographerMatsopoulos N. Theofanis
LocationPenteli Observatory, Greece
EquipmentCamera:Canon EOS 40D Lens:Canon Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 at f/5.6 Exp:aprox 3H
DescriptionThe Newall telescope is one of the bigges refractors of the world. It was made by T. Cooke and Sons in 1869.It was named after Robert Stirling Newall.The lens is 25 inches in diameter. Its tube is approximately 9 meters long. The whole construct weighs about 9 tons. The telescope belongs at the National Observatory of Athens.
DateMay 30, 2010
LocationSanta Severa, Rome, Italy
DateNovenber, 19th, 2011
EquipmentCanon EOS 5DMKII EF14 II (@f/4), 30 seconds
DescriptionMerge of two pictures: Castle and Leonide meteor
Date10 November 2011 5:45pm.
EquipmentCanon 7D and a Canon 70-200mm F 2.8 lens. Hand held.
DescriptionThe photo shows a full moon rising over a wind mill at the wind farm just outside Beaumont, Kansas. Sunset was at 5:20 that evening and Moonrise was at 5:09 so the sky was "balanced" in light and I was able to capture the mill and the Moon. http://members.cox.net/myerphotography/AFace-0385.jpg
EquipmentCelestron C8 with Pentax d10 Camera
DescriptionI just replaced my broken camera back with a digital one. I wanted to see what kind of astronomy pictures it took, so I pointed it at the moon and bang! The lasers are the landing lights and the red photon torpedo is a strobe on an airliner.
LocationPommier Observatory, Portland, OR, USA
EquipmentCamera:Canon 20D, unmodified, 50mm lens. Exposure: 1/4 second at ISO 800, f/5.6.
DescriptionIt is fun to decorate my observatory dome for different holidays. For Halloween, I make it up to look like an enormous Jack-O-lantern. After putting the eyes, nose and smile on the side of the dome, I softly illuminated the dome with orange lights. It looks like the Great Pumpkin rising out of the pumpkin patch behind the fence. It certainly attracts more Trick-Or-Treaters on Halloween than I ever had before!