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Date11:40 P.M. MST, 09-14-2011
EquipmentA Meade DS Saturn 114mm newtonian, on a Meade alt-azimuth mount, and a Olympus C-750 UZ digital camera. 1/5 second exposure, at f/3.7, ISO 100.
DescriptionJupiter with three of it's moons. In this image you can see Ganymede to it's lower left, Io to it's upper right, and you can faintly see Europa to Io's upper right.
Date09/26/2011 21:51 UT
EquipmentOprion 90mm refractor (f10, 910mm), Celestron CGE mount. Lunt B1200 CaK module, Imaging Source DMK41AU02
DescriptionHaving difficulty imaging AR1302 using a whitelight filter, I plugged the Lunt CaK module in and with its narrowband (2.4 Angstrom) bandpass, image sharpness increased dramatically.
Date9/5/11 @ 10 PM CDT
EquipmentWilliam Optics 90mm Megrez APO telescope w/ Canon 30D @ prime focus. 1/1000 sec exposure @ ISO 200.
DescriptionMoon w/ good crater features and lighting showing contrast of maria, etc.
LocationCastelfiorentino (Fi) Italy
Date11.09.2011 h. 11.28 AM
EquipmentSkywatcher 80Ed with Meade Apo Barlow lens 2x and Apm Herschel wedge . Baader Nd3 and polarizing filter. 300 frames. www.astrobook.it
DescriptionVery big Sunspot
PhotographerDr. Robert Zaballa
LocationWoodstock, GA, USA
DateSeptember 9, 2011, 9 PM EDT
EquipmentCelestron 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain f/10 with Phillips SP 900 webcam at 30 fps. Video frames stacked and processed in Registax 5.
DescriptionToward the top left corner, one can see the craters Aristarchus and Herodotus, and to their northwest, neighboring Vallis Schroteri.
Date09-18-11, 07:04 UT
EquipmentMeade DS Saturn 4.5 inch newtonian on a Meade alt-azimuth mount, and a Olympus C-750 UZ. 1/125 second exposure, at f/2.8, ISO 50.
DescriptionWaning Gibbous Moon in Taurus, at 31 degrees altitude. An interesting feature to notice, is that due to the Moon's libration over the month, a small sliver of land past Oceanus Procellarum is visible at the left side of the Moon.
PhotographerNiels V. Christensen
EquipmentTelesope LX200ACF 16" FL~4m mounted on wedge and DMK 31AU03.AS camera used. IR pass,R,G and B astronomik filters also used.
DescriptionA Jupiter compostion used for internal comparison of picture quality during the night. 3 Jupiter pictures are shown in one full-frame sequence. The full-frame R stacked picture combines two color pictures of Jupiter. The color pictures consist of a LUM(G),RGB and a LUM(IR,RGB),RGB sequence. Stacked frame size ~200 best ones used out of ~1000 frames in each 'channel'.
LocationChristchurch New Zealand
DateNovember 2007 -- About mid-day
EquipmentEdmunds Scientific F15 104mm Refractor with hand held Kodak EasyShare CX7530 5.0mp digital camera
DescriptionThis was Planet Venus taken near Superior conjunction from my front deck on a bright and sunny day in mid summer with the aid of some portable shade using the equipment described above.
DateSept 18th 2011, 3AM EST
EquipmentEach frame using the new DMK21AU618.AS camera, Astronomik type II Luminance filter, aprox 900 frames for each of the 4 pictures, Registax 6, Imerge and Photoshop using a Celestron 11 SCT with CGEM mount, Rigel Systems motorized focuser on GSO Crayford.
DescriptionThis is something I thought I would never attempt. My scope is effectively working above 9700mm focal length therefore I tried to shoot Clavius in a single frame and it did not fit. I decided to go ahead and see what would happen with more shots to build a mosaic and include part of the surrounding area even though the seeing was not good. This is the result. A pretty BIG image of Clavius made with 4 frames.
DateSeptember 17th, 2011, 07.4h UT
EquipmentCelestron C11 f/10 SCT OTA + Orion Atlas GEM mount Camera: Meade DSI camera. Meade 2x Apochromatic Barlow lens placed before the star diagonal to yield higher magnification. Meade Wratten #80A (blue filter). The image was heavily cropped and rotated, 1.5x enlarged and is uncalibrated (no flats, no darks, no flat darks, no bias). Dusts specs dissapeared in the stacking proccess. Also, is horizontally inversed due to the use of a star diagonal.
DescriptionSometimes, favorable librations make this lunar vistas truly photogenic! 111 TIFF frames stacked and wavelet processed in Registax 6. Levels adjusted, mild gaussian blur and slight unsharp mask applied in Photoshop CS3. Moon was near the zenith.
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