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LocationHickory Hills, IL USA
DateApril 5, 2013 0200UT
Equipment6 inch F5 Meade Schmidt Newtonian with Celestron Neximage Imager. 4 X barlow projection using two stacked 2x barlows. 1100 frames @ 10fps processed in Registax. Seeing average.
DescriptionImage of Jupiter in average seeing using a 6 inch F5 Meade Schmidt Newtonian working at F20 with a Celestron Neximage camera.
DateJuly 6,2013 10:00PM EDT
EquipmentI used a 4.5"f/15 refractor with Brashear Objective, 3X Barlow giving about f/45, and a DMK21AU04 webcam with an Orion V-Block filter. This image is a combined stack of about 1000 frames, using 1/30 second exposure. In addition to the Brashear objective, the optical tube assembly has a Mogey focuser and finder, and is carried on an Edmund GEM.
DescriptionVisually Saturn is majestic in this telescope, and I wanted to capture a view that simulates what I see. What the image cant show are the subtle colors-the yellowish globe,jet black shadows, and ice white rings!
PhotographerJosé Maria Franco
LocationBauru - Brazil
Date11/07/2013 - 07:52 UT
EquipmentOrion XT8 Asi120MC + Barlow 2,5x
DescriptionO "pequeno" Urano.
EquipmentSkylight Telescopes AR101/15 with DFK31.
DescriptionTelescope is only 101mm. Pretty good results!
Date2013-04-25 22:57 UT
EquipmentCassegrain NortheK CS250 f/15 to f/23 ASI120MM camera LRGB image resize 150% Derotate 5min each channel 11000 frames tot.
DescriptionSaturn near opposition and two satellites Tethys and Rhea .
PhotographerJuan Carlos Casado
LocationLlers, Catalonia, Europe
Date2013 March 20th, about 19 h UT
EquipmentA 300 mm f/2.8 coupled to a Canon 5D Mark III camera.
DescriptionI have obtained this image of Panstarrs Comet (C/2011 L4) on March 20th, 2013, beginning of northern spring. It was difficult to place and coordinate my son Jokin with only 6 years old on a ladder, just 50 meters away considering also that he could not see the comet. For this image I used a 300 mm telephoto lens, so that the effect of perspective seems to look and try to reach the comet. The first quarter moon provides ambient lighting that illuminates the figure.
Date17 March 2013
Equipment6 inch Sky-watcher Dobsonian Telescope with Canon EOS 550D DSLR & Solar filter.
DescriptionShot using 6 inch Sky-watcher Dobsonian Telescope with Canon EOS 550D DSLR & Solar filter. Labeling done using SOHO image as reference.
DateJan 3rd 2013 - 21,57ut
EquipmentC14 @ F/30; Flea3M; SW-EQ6 on Baader AHT; (see my website for more infos)
DescriptionA Jupiter of new year under prestty good seeing conditions... Thank you for your attention... and clear skies!
EquipmentTelescope: Meade ETX-105EC (UHTC) Tripod:Meade 884 Deluxe Field Tripod ASI120MC Camera (ZWO Design)
DescriptionEF 1770mm Seeing 6/10 Transparency 8/10 Duration=121s Frames captured=505 Binning=no ROI=1280x960 FPS=4 Shutter=20.82ms Brightness=10 Gamma=50 (off) Gain=35
PhotographerVictor C. Rogus
Date02-03-2013 04:14:07 AM CST
EquipmentCannon 60Da astro camera on tripod using a 61 x 250 telephoto lens at f4.1 and a two second exposure.
DescriptionThe Last Quarter Moon and the Planet Saturn in conjunction.