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Our Solar System
PhotographerA.Nichola, A. Dannemuller, Z. Brady, J.Kimball. D. Hill, A. Ketcham, J. Nichelson, J. Stetson
DateMarch 21, 2012
EquipmentA DSLR, a 2.5x barlow, and a 4" refractor were used.
DescriptionJim Nickelson, students from the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences, and I captured images (four during the 1.1 second event) of the transit. We were pleased to see the solar panels appear so clearly in the images. Students thought the ISS looked a bit like the TIE Fighters in Star Wars.
LocationLas Vegas, Nevada
DateMarch 22 UT 4 hours 22 min
EquipmentMeade 8 inch SCT LX50, PGR Flea3 camera, Astronomik RGB filters
DescriptionMars showing the region around Olympus Mons
PhotographerFernando Roquel Torres
LocationCaguas, Puerto Rico
Date1/24/2012 - 9:30pm
EquipmentCelestron Astromaster 114EQ Scope with Celestron 114LCM Mount, Barlow 2X, 9mm eyepiece, Casio Exilim 14.1 MP Camera with Tripod
DescriptionIn this photo of planet Mars shows the region of Sytris Major, Utopia, Aeria Arabia Moab Eden plains and polar cap.
LocationBaden, Ontario, Canada
DateMarch 17, 11:20 PM
EquipmentC14 at F22, image source BW camera. stacked 550 frames in R G B out of 2000. Regitax and photoshop were used for processing. Thanks Darryl Archer Baden Ontairo
DescriptionThe seeing was 4/5 last night from Baden, Ontario. At 11:20 PM took this image of Mars. Blue, Green and Red from left to right. RGB at the bottom. Clouds on Olympus Mons and Tharsis Mons are seen
LocationPerry Hall, Maryland
DateFeb 28 2012 at 8:49 UT
EquipmentCelestron 11 inch aperture SCT, I-Nova PLA-Mx monochrome CCD camera, Orion Sirus mount, Televue 3x barlow lens
DescriptionMars with Valles Marineris (the "Grand Canyon of Mars") is shown as the dark horizontally extending arm within the upper right section of the image. Candor Chasma is the 500 mile sub-canyon that appears as a red "finger" directly below the dark arm of Valles Marineris. Acidalia Planitia and the "V" shaped Nilokeras Fossa appear within the lower half of the image.
PhotographerRamiro Hernandez Banda
DateMarch 12th, 2012
Equipment8" SCT, ayepiece projection, DMK 21AF camera
DescriptionMars in oposition 2012, diameter 13.7", Syrtis major visible and some clouds over Elysum Mons. These features are barely visbile on the eyepice.
PhotographerAndre van der Hoeven
LocationPapendrecht, The Netherlands
EquipmentCelestron C11 with DMK21-618
DescriptionThis moon mosaic was made during the national star observation days. It was made using a C11 at f/10. 107 images were made using a DMK21-618. The images were stacked (Autostakkert V2) from 30s movies (1800 frames) of which the best 25% was used for stacking. Post-processing was done using astra-image and mosaicing using Imerge. This image should be seen at full resolution (3890x4650 pixels) to really appreciate its details: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7057/6817466372_e3ed4aa781_o.jpg
DateMarch 11th 2012 at 0640UT
EquipmentMeade 12 inch LX200 SCT, Lumnera Skynyx 2.0M canera, Astronomix RGB filters and a Powermate 2.5X.
DescriptionWhile Saturn is going to be low in the sky for us in the Northern Hemisphere this year, nice pictures can still be caught when most if not all of the conditions come together.
EquipmentTEC 140 telescope with Televue Barlow 3x, Baader IR-cut filter CCD: DMK41 b/w
DescriptionLunar crater PLATO The purpose of this observation is to verify the presence or absence of a special hook-shaped shadow that's famous lunar observer Wilkins recorded with observations conducted April 3, 1952 at 21:30 TU
LocationSan Jose, CA
Date2012-03-07 18:08:20 PST
EquipmentCanon Rebel XTi body on StellarVue 80mm ED refractor, 560mm fl (f7.0). 1/100 sec, ISO 200, f7.0. Tripod mount.
DescriptionCalculated exact spot to take a picture of the "Worm" Full Moon rising over Lick Observatory. Image is cropped 3x from original format. Photo was chosen for Astronomy Picture Of the Day (APOD) for March 10, 2012. http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120310.html
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