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DateJune 19, 2010, 2:35-3:06 am
EquipmentTak Epsilon160, Tak EM200, Canon 450D; further details on the web link, including processing.
DescriptionIt's all on the weblink, including the three versions -- static stars, static comet, and combination. The sky was perfect and I was lucky to catch the comet from a just after 2am, rising over distant mountain ridge. 10 good subs and lots of digital processing (Bernhard Huble method) led to a good result. If you are interested in full-res version for magazine or other use, let me know.
LocationFranklin Co. Mo.
DateMay 30 2010 - 04:00 a.m.
EquipmentAT8RC, SSProV2, G-11
Descriptioncomet C/2009 R1 McNaught, comet information from The Comet and Minor Planet Ephemeris Service, M1=8.1, distance from Earth:1.286 a.u., distance from Sun:0.907 a.u., sky motion:4.28 "/minute, 90seconds X 3, given the Moon was 94% illuminate, this comet is pretty bright.
PhotographerDr. Anthony Recascino
LocationOrmond Beach Florida
DateJune 5, 2010
EquipmentStacked images of R1 McNaught from the evening of June 6.
DescriptionComet R1 McNaught
EquipmentED80 with Canon XT CGE Mount Meade DSI - guide on star (not comet) Exposure - 15 mins (3x5)
DescriptionThis one was hard to catch due to it's close timing with twilight...
Date26 April. 18.54 UTC
EquipmentC11 Celestron + DMK21AU04.
DescriptionIn good seeing & Atmosphere on 26 April it shown good details & good color in this capturetotal 12000 frames stacks.
Equipment11 inch Starmaster ELT. Tracking on Tom'O dual axis equatorial platform. Nikon Coolpix 4500 with 14mm Scopetronix eyepiece. 137 frames @ 200ISO stacked in Registax.
DescriptionThis is part of a project with the goal to image Saturn through one complete cycle.
Date23 march 20.15 UTC
EquipmentC11 + DMK21AU04.AS
DescriptionSATURN'S RINGS: This week Saturn is "at opposition." That's astronomy jargon for "Saturn and the sun are on opposite sides of the sky." Saturn rises at sunset and soars overhead at midnight, up all night. This arrangement has a striking effect on Saturn's rings. Ciao
DateFebruary 10, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. cst
EquipmentPentax K20 with a 150 mm lens. Nine second exposure, F2.0, and ISO 400.
DescriptionMars and the Beehive Cluster appear together in the winter sky throught the month of February.
Date15th Jan. 2010 01.35pm IST
EquipmentSony(DSC-W35), Exposer time 1/8 sec,ISO-320,Solar filter-Burnad
DescriptionAnnular solar eclipse looks like an Exact ring of fire.This time cold wind was flying and fishes tring to come outside from see water, birds were also calm and shadows of trees also feel different. Such was Great moment.
PhotographerEfrain Morales Rivera
LocationAguadilla, Puerto Rico
EquipmentLX200ACF 12 in. OTA, CGE mount, DMK21AF04 Ccd, TeleVue 3x barlows, Astronomik LRGB filter set.
DescriptionThis is a composition of images taken from January 13th to February 17th 2010. On this set image from the closest to Earth (Jan.27th) and from the Sun (Jan.29th), Also an image of a dust Storm on the North Polar Hood from February 2nd.