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Our Solar System
LocationLake Pleasant , AZ USA
DateApril 29, 2012
EquipmentSkyWatcher 100mm with Daystar filter detuned, and Flea3 ccd video camera.
DescriptionAs the sun sets I captured the buzzards circling sunspot group 1471 along a catus lined mountain top.
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.
PhotographerCraig & Tammy Temple
LocationHendersonville, TN, USA
DateMay 5, 2012 @ 8:52pm CST
EquipmentCamera: Nikon D40 on fixed tripod Exposures: Trees & Sky = .62sec at ISO400 @ f/6.3; Moon = 1/80sec at ISO400 @ f/6.3 Lens: Trees & Sky = Nikkor 18-55mm @ 38mm; Moon = Nikkor 70-200mm @ 200mm
DescriptionOn May 5, 2012, when this image was taken, the Moon was near perigee (its closest approach to Earth). Because of this, it appeared brighter and larger than it will any other time this year giving it the designation of a super Moon. This is a composite image...one shot was taken for the trees and sky and another shot for the moon, then the two were merged together for the final result.
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
PhotographerSean Scott Walker
Date10 may, 2012 at aprox 11am
EquipmentLunt LS60THaDS50/B1200FTPT with a Televue 4x powermate and an Imaging Source DMK 51AU02.AS on a Celestron ASGT CG-5.
DescriptionThis is a zoomed in picture of NOAA region 11476. This is my first picture taken using Televue's 4x powermate. I took 300 frames with my DMK51 and stacked the best 200 frames.
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.
DateApril 16, 2012, 18:10 UT
Equipment90mm h-alpha filter, webcam
DescriptionHere is an approximation of the speed of the April 16 solar flare and the size after 25 minutes: The attached image the April 16 M-class solar flare has been inserted into a full-disk (inverted) image of the sun taken on the 13th. 109 earths fit across the sun's angular diameter. It appears that in 25 minutes the flare extended out a distance of 40 earths from the sun's limb. 317160 miles was covered in 25 minutes. Speed? 761,184 miles per hour.
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
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