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LocationEsfahan , Iran
Date5:49 15 July 2012
EquipmentCanon 40 D Modify , Vixen 115S ED Telescope , 1/40 s Exposure , Iso 400 , @ 100 X p. Time : 05:49 am Iran , L Time.
DescriptionOccultation of Jupiter by the Moon
Date15/07/2012 - 01h20'49'' UTC
EquipmentCanon 550D, Vixen 60mm f/11 reflector, tripod
DescriptionIt was an absolute show seeing these spectacular objects so, so close together. The emergence was also great to see, although there was by that time a lot of light, as it was close to sunrise.
LocationAguadilla, Puerto Rico
EquipmentLX200ACF 12 in. OTA, CGE mount, PGR Flea3 Ccd, TeleVue 3x Barlows, Astronomik LRGB filter set.
DescriptionThe Planet Venus, The Roman goddess of love and beauty and the closest planet to us especially now just as it gets closest it will transit across the sun soon. This sequence is a five month transition showing its size continuing to grow and its crescent getting thinner as time progresses.
DateMay 20, 2012
EquipmentPersonal Solar Telescope mounted on an EQ6 Pro using a Powermate x5 connected to a modified T3i.
DescriptionThis photo shows the sun through Hydrogen Alpha. Two sunspots are visible on the left had side of the image and an impressive edge on Prominence is captured on the right side.
LocationPort Elgin, Ontario, Canada
Date5 & 6 May 2012
EquipmentThe images were taken with a Canon 7D mounted at the prime focus point of a TMB9L refractor on an Astrotrac Travel Pier. ISO 400, 1/4000s for the Moon and 1/6400s for the Sun (filtered, of course, with a homemade Baader film filter). The levels were gently adjusted in Photoshop and the Sun's image was colourized (I'm not fond of the Baader blue).
DescriptionI took an image of the "SuperMoon" on Saturday night and then a few test shots of the Sun the next day. I thought I would compare the relative apparent angular sizes of the two, with a very large perigee moon that will turn into a very small apogee moon in two weeks during the annular eclipse. The contrast shows the ellipticity of the Moon's orbit - a Moon which is "larger" than the Sun at one extreme of its orbit, and "smaller" than the Sun at the other, two weeks later. I have higher resolution images if needed.
DateMay 12, 2012 @ 11:01am PST
EquipmentCelestron C14 at prime focus with 8 inch off axis white light solar filter from Celestron. Original fork mount with Byers C14 retrofit drive base. Camera: Nikon D3s at ISO 2000, exposure was 1/320th. File was 14bit uncompressed raw file processed in ACR 6.7 and further in Photoshop CS5
DescriptionSunspot group 1476
EquipmentCanon 60D camera 100-400 canon lens without any tripod and mount without any filter
DescriptionObserve Sunspots on the sun disk without filters
Date05:23 P.M. MST, 01-19-2012
EquipmentMeade Saturn DS114EC newtonian reflector, fitted with an Orion 5.81" full aperture solar glass filter, and a Meade 40mm super plössl combined with a Antares 2x barlow lens. Taken with a Olympus C-750 UZ. 1/650 second, at f/2.8, ISO 100. Cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS.
DescriptionI managed to get out just a little before sunset to observe, and as I was taking pictures, I suddenly saw a little airplane fly in front of the solar disk through the camera's viewfinder. I had no intentions of capturing this scene, I was just lucky enough to be taking a shot at the exact moment it appeared.
DateJun 17 4:39 mst
EquipmentCanon Rebel T1i 50-250mm lens
DescriptionJupiter revisiting us being greeted by the late crescent moon and the earl morning pre dawn sky over Longmont, Colorado
Date02-04 June 2012
EquipmentC5 telescope f/10 and DMK21 with modified ICX 618 chip. Further Thousand Oaks Solar Filter
DescriptionThis image shows the growing Venus crescent with cusps and eventual the full atmospheric circle of Venus on June 4 just two days before the Venus Transit. The images were obtained by handpicking of the best frames