Photo Gallery:Note: All images in this gallery are copyrighted by the photographers and may not be reused in any form without their permission.
Locationn41.10 degrees w83.18 degrees Tiffin, OHio USA
Date6 May 2009 23h24m EST
EquipmentTelescope was an Orion 4.5 inch f/4 Relector Camera was Philips ToUcam (unmodified webcam) Mounted on an Ioptron 8403
DescriptionUsing email from CALSKY.com I was able to set up all equipment and by prepaired at the correct time of transit. I captured an AVI of about 1800 frames at 10 frames per second. The transit lasted about .8 seconds so only 7 frames were stacked using Photoshop. I think an article on Calsky in Sky & Telescope would benefit many of your readers. Thank You Thomas Fretz
LocationSebago Lake, Maine
Date060609, 11:18 EDT
Equipment4" refractor, a 5x barlow, and a DSLR
DescriptionThis event was an occultation south of Boston, MA. Just West of Portland, Maine, Antares approached our moon and appeared within 35 arc seconds of the moon's northern limb. ( As a point of size comparison, it is unusual for the ISS to appear to be 35 arcseconds in size.)
DateMay 8, `09
EquipmentOrion AstroView 6 Orion StarShoot SSCI-II w/ .5 reducer and 13%t lunar filter 2 images stacked and aligned w/ RegiStax
DescriptionThe images of the ancients ... The "Rabbit-in-the-Moon" dominates this lunar landscape, but can you also find ... the "Man-in-the-Moon" (lower right), and the "Masked Marten" (upper right) ?
PhotographerEfrain Morales Rivera
LocationAguadilla, Puerto Rico
EquipmentLX200ACF 12 in. OTA, CGE mount, DMK21AF04 Ccd, PowerMate 2.5x Barlows, Astronomik LRGB filter set.
DescriptionOn this session I was able to image a rare event of five moons in the same fov of this still image and created a gif animation also showing Titan, Tethys, Dione moving from right to left and Rhea and Enceladus left to right a 2 hr capture sequence. Also on the negative image the cassini division is shown wrapping around the disk at this maximum tilt angle of this year. Gif animation too large for posting. Goto my site to view.
Date6-09-09 about 5:30 EDT
EquipmentTEC 200 refractor on a AP 1200 Mount. The camera was a SkyNyx color model. F- 25.
DescriptionThe transit on both Ganymede's and Io's shadow with Io in transit on the disk of Jupiter.
Date6-6-2009 02,19-02,51 UT
Equipmentcelestron=C14 losmandy 11 camera=imaging source dbk 21au +ir cut filter prime focus
Descriptionthis is an 32 minute rotation of jupiter and his moons. seeing 5/10. the rotation was created from 11 diferend videos
Date5:11 am 4-22-09
EquipmentVenture 76mm Reflector with equitorial mount Kodak EasyShare cx7330
DescriptionVenus being occulted by the Moon.It was gone on next attempt of photo.Not bad for a novice using inexpensive equipment!Camera held to eyepiece on sport setting with flash disabled.
LocationSan Jose, Costa Rica
EquipmentNikon D300 with 70-300 zoom set at 100mm
DescriptionMars and Venus close to the Moon on the morning of 5/21/2009.
Date25/05/2009 23h 59' 17" UT
Equipment20" F4,5 Newton on GOTO Mathis Mount MI G500 Canon D40 Camera ISO 1600 exposure 0,8"
DescriptionThe picture shows the close approach between the planet Jupiter and Neptune.
Date5/16/2009 11:15pm CST
EquipmentMeade 8"SCT mounted on LXD-75 thru 2.5x barlow with DMK21AU04.AS camera
DescriptionWas looking thru SkyAndTelescope's Gallery and thought us "small apperature" folks needed some representation! :) I just bought my first telescope in Sept of last year and have been cutting my astrophotog teeth on Saturn this spring. (in case your wondering: in 9 months i've gone thru 3 scopes, 4 mounts, and 4 cameras...doing my part for the economy!) -Cheers