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EquipmentLX200R 8" scope @ f30 (3X barlo, Meade 5000 series) Canon Modified 450XTI DSRL camera. ISO800 large/fine file setting 650 shots taken from live view mode using Image Plus software Registax software for stacking/processing. Photoshop for final adjustments Taken during excellent seeing conditions
DescriptionJupiter and moon Callisto. Taken under excellent seeing conditions.
LocationLambton County, Ontario, Canada
DateSept. 6 & 11, 2010
EquipmentNikon D300 DSLR with 35 mm f1.8 Nikkor lens, mounted on a trpiod with no tracking, 4 second exposure @ f1.8 and ISO 3200. The two images aligned and stereo pair created using Stereo Photo Maker version 4.30 freeware.
DescriptionThis stereo pair utilizes the Earth’s movement over just slightly more than 5 days to create the stereo base for the two photographs of just under 13 million kilometers. When viewed as a stereo image, it is apparent that Jupiter is close, Uranus (slightly above, to the right of Jupiter and about 2500 times dimmer) is further away and the stars in the background are at infinity. The images are made for cross-eyed viewing (left eye looking at right image, right eye looking at left image). The standard for stereo images for parallel viewing is a spacing of 2.5 inches (based on the average interpupillary distance) so this image should be printed 4 inches high by 5 inches wide. Cross-eyed viewing is more forgiving.
LocationPetrova Gora star party, Croatia
DateOctober 10th 2010. 19:30
EquipmentTelescope: Orion ED 80 + TS flattener + dew heater by Kruno Mount: Vixen GPDX not guided Camera: Canon Eos 5d mark2 at ISO 6400
DescriptionComet Hartley 2 shot during 45 min period. I wanted to capture it's tail if possible. Because of it's fast motion 30 sec exposures were used, and because of it's low brightness 90 immages have been stacked in DSS to have better signal/noise ratio. The idea worked and a faint tail stands out pretty nicely.
DateSept 21 2010 4:42 UT
EquipmentThe photo was taken on a 1973 Celestron 14 on a AP 1200 mount. The camera was a SkyNyx Monochrome camera using RGB at F-29
DescriptionThe Red Spot in transit as Jupiter is at opposition.
LocationSouth of Raratonga, Cook Is.
EquipmentDroid phone camera hand held
DescriptionThis was taken on a Air Raratonga chartered flight from Raratonga,Cook Is. to fly above the clouds to see the solar eclipse on the morning of 7/11/10. The picture was taken at 25,000 feet. The horizon is truly amazing.
LocationCrawford Co., Mo.
DateJuly 11, 2010 at 04:00 a.m.
EquipmentAT8RC, ST-8XME, G-11
DescriptionComet 10P/Tempel moving through NGC 54, PGC 996, NGC 58, PGC 971, NGC 50
DateSEPT. 17, 2000 - 9:20 PM
Equipment8 INCH DOBSONIAN REFLECTOR, AND POINT AND SHOOT DIGITAL CAMERA. I HELD THE CAMERA UP TO THE LENS OF THE TELESCOPE, AND TOOK THIS PICTURE. FOR SOME REASON, HAVING THE AUTO-FLASH ON WAS NESSESARY. LOW TECH - SUPRISING RESULT
DescriptionGANYMEDE'S SHADOW WAS BEGINNING IT'S TREK ACROSS THE FACE OF JUPITER, BUT BEFORE THE MOON COULD BLEND IN WITH JUPITER'S CLOUDS, I SNAPPED THIS PICTURE.
LocationSocial Circle, GA
Date2010-09-25 16:38:04 ET
EquipmentSteelarvue SV80/90, DMK21AU04.AS
DescriptionNo this is not the Moon, it is the cresent Venus as the ISS made a transit accross Venus from the driveway of a friend of mine. Frank Garner and I have been waiting a long time for this opportunity. Please note, this is a daytime pass at 4:38 P.M. local time. The sun is still 33 degrees high and 30 degrees from Venus. Venus was shining at a magnitude of -4.2 and the brightness of the ISS was -1.2,
LocationWeldon Spring, Missouri
Date8:18 pm CST, September 22, 2010
EquipmentCanon 40D Canon 17-55mm lens @ 17mm f/22 ISO 100
DescriptionThe moon and Jupiter came within 6 degrees of each other on the Autumnal Equinox. This image, overlooking the Missouri River just west of St. Louis, consists of a 90 minute exposure to create the trails combined with static images of each body taken immediately prior.
LocationBoiling Springs, SC
Date09/18/10 at 11:40pm
EquipmentJupiter Image Meade LX90 8" SCT @ f/50 DMK21 and Astronomik RGB filters Uranus Meade LX90 8" SCT @ f/30 DMK21 and Astronomik filters
DescriptionMy image shows Jupiter near opposition along with an inset image of Uranus, also near opposition.
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