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PhotographerGary W. Kronk
LocationMadison County, Illinois
Date2010 June 16 about 9:00 UT
EquipmentA Canon EOS T2i DSLR shooting through an Orion EON 80mm Apo refractor, which was mounted piggyback on an 8-inch Meade LX-200 set on a Meade Ultra Wedge attached to a permanent pier.
DescriptionThis is comet C/2009 R1 (McNaught) on the morning of 2010 June 16. I had to wait until about 3:55 a.m. CST (8:55 UT) for the comet to finally clear the wall of my observatory, at which time I noted twilight was beginning. I combined three 30-second exposures obtained at ISO 1600. Although these were color images, I opted to convert them to black and white to darken the sky and bring out the tail.
EquipmentTelescope- 254mm APM-LZOS apo refractor @f/36. Mount- Astro-Physics 3600GTO. Camera- Luminera SKYnyx2-0M. Filters- Astronomik RGB
DescriptionSouth is up in these images showing complex activity in the North Equatorial Belt on the 10th, with Callisto just off the north preceeding limb. In the image from the 11th, in longitudes following the GRS, a string of bright spots in the southern component of the South Equatorial Belt contrasts with numerous dark spots in the South Temperate Belt. No sign of SEB revival yet.
LocationBuena Vista, GA
EquipmentC14@f/28 AP1200 PGR Flea 3
DescriptionI had a spectacular night of great seeing when these images were taken showing a lot of activity on Jupiter.
Locationisland of Hawaii
DateOctober 15, 2010 2:50 pm HST
Equipment4-inch Televue refractor (Renaissance) Canon Ti1 exposure time 1/3200 sec ISO 100
DescriptionVenus in broad daylight at 6% illumination.
LocationBoiling Springs, SC
Date17:00 UT 10/17/2010
EquipmentDouble Stacked Coronado PST @ f/20 TIS DMK21 Orion Atlas EQ-G
DescriptionThis image is a mosaic of 9 frames displaying the Sun's Chromosphere in Hydrogen Alpha. Aside from the four unique active regions, the most notable feature is the 500,000 km long filament stretching across the top of the disk.
LocationWalnut Creek, Ca
DateOctober 18, 2010 20:16 PDT
EquipmentVixen VC200L f/9 Prime Focus, Vixen Sphinx SWX, Nikon D70 1/230 sec. iPhoto editing with Preview with a 27" 2.8GHz Quad-Ccore iMac
DescriptionI'm developeing a collection of photographs that highlight striking lunar surface contrasts, (mares, rays, basins, craters) while harkening back to the famous Mt. Wilson lunar plates. During the next few months, I plan to use the same contrast "masks" on the usual (and unusual) lunar suspects.
PhotographerBader Al Ameera
Locational-salmy desert north kuwait
Date11:30 AM 16-10-2010
Equipmentlense 300 mm f 2.8 canone camera 10d 3mX5 with lxd75 mead mount.
PhotographerNiels V. Christensen
Date17. Oct. 2010
EquipmentLX200ACF 16" on wedge for guiding via SBIG ST-8XME camera. WO FLT-110 and Canon 20Da camera used for the Hartley subs.
DescriptionA comet Hartley composition picture. The background scene/picture consist of 4*5min. exposure subs.; combined via Adobe Photoshop with 8*5min. subs. which were tracked on the comet kernel and then median combined.
LocationNear Jemez Springs, NM
DateOct 8-11, 2010
EquipmentUsed a 10" F/4, Meade Schmidt Newtonian on Losmandy G-11. Cooled Canon 400D DSLR at approximately 25 Deg. F. 5" Refractor guidescope with Orion CCD for Autoguiding.
DescriptionComet Hartley/2 on three consecutive nights in October after passing the double cluster. The bright star in the center photo is Eta-Persei (Miriam) which is about 1330 light years from Earth. Processed in Nebulosity and Photofiltre. Each frame is a series of 28-second exposures with Dark and Flat frames applied. Total exposure times of 26, 56, and 42 minutes, respectively.
LocationArlington Heights, IL
Date2010 OCT 22 at 18:01 CDT
EquipmentSony Cyber-shot DSC-F717 on a tripod
DescriptionThe Full Hunter's Moon rising above trees 33 minutes after moonrise and 1 minute after sunset