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Our Solar System
PhotographerJorge M. Rodriguez
LocationMy backyard in Miami. Florida
Date10-11-2010 2:15 AM
EquipmentCelestron C14 SCT with CGE1400 mount. SBIG2000XCM camera with Starizona Hyperlens.
Description180 secons guiuded exposure of Comet Hartley2 P103 crossing through the Double Cluster NGC 869
Equipment13" classical cassegrain (2440mm F.L.) SBIG STL-11K camera with AO-L AP1200 GTO german equatorial mount
DescriptionComet Hartley (P/103) from Mt. Pinos, CA Shot with LRGB exposures of 480,400,400,400 sec.'s
LocationSan Salvatore Monferrato Italy
EquipmentSC8 2000 mm F30 NexImage 5 Frm/s
DescriptionWeb Site Jupiter Animation WinJUPOS Elaboration 4 Pictures 20100822 9 Pictures 20100901 4 Pictures 20100914 2 Pictures 20101006
LocationBoca Raton, FL, backyard
Equipment1998 Celestron C8,altazimuth; Sony Hanycam DV camcorder, Registax 5, blowdryer for humidity control
DescriptionShows the state of the astro community. I read "Nights, Camera, Action" on Friday S&T online, dug out my old Handycam on Saturday (and C8), downloaded Registax5 on Sunday, videoed and processed Sunday night, had a software glitch, got personal advice from Cor at Registax within 2 hours!, downloaded virtualdub, read blogs and e-manual for both, produced image Monday morning. My first attempt at digital imaging, not the greatest I've seen of Jupiter, but it speaks volumes about the helpful enthusiasm of the astro community. I was standing on the shoulders of giants.
LocationMt. Pinos, California
EquipmentSTL-11K CCD Camera through 13" classical cassegrain at F/7.4 (2440mm)
DescriptionComet Hartley 2 LRGB image of 280:260:2240:260 sec exposure(s) Processed to show pinpoint stars and tracked comet
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.
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