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Our Solar System
Equipment106mm ha scope DMK41 EQ6
DescriptionAR1165 returning as AR1176 with a big show
DateMarch 19, 2011 8:00 PM
EquipmentKodak EasyShare Z981. Setting : Scenic. Picture was cropped two times to display sun rays.
DescriptionThis is a photo of the supermoon on the evening of March 19, 2011 taken from my front yard. There are no details of the moon, however, I was quite surprised after cropping the original two times to see the sun rays. It looks as if the moon was encircled by a ring of fire.
LocationCimone Trentino North Italy
Date6th March 2011
Equipment6 inch Intes Micro M603 Mak-Cass optical tube with Baader Astrosolar filter density 5 on a Celestron CGEM mount with a Canon eos 40 D camera at prime focus.
DescriptionGreat! Finally the Sun shows large Sunspots groups so observers and astrophotographers can have a lot of fun on watchin and imagin such a beautiful event or, at least, it's what happen to me. This image was taken with a Canon eos 40D at prime focus of a 6 inch Mak-Cass Intes Micro Alter M603 equipped with a Baader Astrosolar filter density 5 on a Celestron CGEM mount, focal length 1500 mms, focal ratio 10, iso 100, exposure time 1/125 s. and processed with Photoshop. Clear skies!
EquipmentCelestron CGEM mount William Optics Megrez 72 telescope with Lunt 50mm front Ha-filter. Celestron 2x barlow IS DMK31 camera
DescriptionImage showing sunspot region 1164 on the 1 st of March 2011. Two images was captured, one for surface and one for prominences. The surface image is inverted to show more detail, but the sunspots are inverted back to it's original state.
LocationSocial Circle, GA
EquipmentSolarMax40, DMK41AU-2.AS on an EQ6 mount
DescriptionInverted whole disk of the sun with the 5 active regions AR1164, 65, 66, 67 and 69. Two nice filaments are visible at AR1164 and 1166.
LocationCaldes de Montbui - Catalunya
Equipmentreflector Newtown telescope 6" F/5. Canon EOS10D.
DescriptionCombination of 5 exposures: 1/100s, 0.5s, 1s, 4s, 10s. Software Photomatix to create HDR image. I wanted to show in great detail the night side of the moon lit by the earth without burning the dayside of the moon.
Date2011 Mar 06
EquipmentCanon rebel and Nikon 100mm f2.4
DescriptionThe moon and Jupiter hook up in the spring sky.
Date14:05 CET, 07.03.2011
Equipment1 frame @ ISO 100, 1/1000s GPU Optical 102/640 APO on a Losmandy G11 Herschel Prism Telextender Meade 2x, Canon EOS 550D
DescriptionAfter a long and cloudy winter here, in Southern Poland (Krakow) I had the chance yesterday to observe and photograph an ISS transit of the Sun. To my surprise, the shuttle is undocked and it can bee seen on the picture.
PhotographerEfrain Morales Rivera
LocationAguadilla, Puerto Rico
EquipmentWO ZenithStar ED80II APO, P/B LX200ACF 12 in. OTA, CGE mount, PGR Flea3 Ccd, Baarder Solar filter.
DescriptionThe sun was at an 35deg height and the International Space Station over 300 miles ground distance and 213 miles altitude making it a more challenging target. Captured 25 frames on this pass. See animation on my site.
PhotographerErnest R. Evans
DateApril 2, 2010 23:40 UT
Equipment6" f/8 Criterion RV6 Dynascope Newtonian at 150X. FujiFilm point-and-shoot digital camera attached to telescope with homemade wooden camera mount. Image best of 28/190, 0.1" frames; processed in VirtualDub/Registax2/XnView/MS Photo Editor/MS Paint.
DescriptionThis photo shows crater and albedo features on Mercury taken with a modest 6" scope. Apollonia is visible at top of photo, along with numerous craters and other albedo features. Imagers should attempt Mercury with even modest equipment, the results can be surprisingly good!
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