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PhotographerAlan C Tough
LocationElgin, Moray, Scotland
Date2007 December 24
EquipmentSky-Watcher Evostar-100ED Pro f/9 refractor, Canon EOS 300D at prime-focus. Exposure details: 40 x 1/500 Sec, ISO-200.
DescriptionThis image of the full moon has been computer-enhanced to show the mineral colouration. Processing details: 40 of the best original frames (from 52 taken) were stacked in Registax 4 to produce a 'luminance' master. In Photoshop 7, each original image was also colour-balanced and saturation levels increased in stages. These processed images were then stacked to produce a 'colour' master. Both masters were then combined in Photoshop to produce the final image.
Date1/4/2008, 3:25am EST
EquipmentMeade 10" LX200R with the original alt-az mount, w/ Meade series 5000 3x telextender, The Imaging Source DBK21AU04.AS camera, and Astronomik IR-block filter. ~2000/3000 frames shot at 7fps, derotated, processed in registax, and touched up in photoshop.
DescriptionIn December of 2007, Saturn's rings went though their smallest tilt since 1997 and the smallest until late 2008. Due to the small tilt, two of Saturn's moons also form an unusually pretty pairing (Rhea on top and Dione on the bottom, brightness enhanced), with Rhea almost grazing the globe of Saturn. Due to the small tilt, two of Saturn's moons also form an unusually pretty pairing (Rhea on top and Dione on the bottom, brightness enhanced), with Rhea almost grazing the globe of Saturn.
PhotographerGruppo Astrofili di Collecchio
LocationTorrile (PR) - Italy
Date19-DEC-2007 22:25 UTC
EquipmentAstro-Physics 155 Starfire EDT Apo Refractor @ f/50 and Magzero MZ-5c CMOS Camera on Takahashi EM200 Mount
DateMay 1 2008 1:34 UT
EquipmentTEC 200ED at F-25 with a SKYnyx camera on a AP 1200 mount.
DescriptionDuel white storms make their appearance in the STZ on Saturn.
LocationKathleen GA USA
Date4-18-08 3hrs 58mins UT
EquipmentTEC 200ED on AP 1200 mount. The camera was a SKYnyx at F-25.
DescriptionSaturn with a zone white storm.
LocationLe Guilvinec, Bretagne, France
DateApril 6, 2008, 19:33 UT
EquipmentCanon 30D + Sigma 100-300 EX on a tripod. 1/4 s, f/8 at 400 ISO.
DescriptionHere a very slim crescent Moon. I was able to spot it with binoculars and catch it with a tele-lens, through a hole in the clouds. I was very lucky. Click here to see an animation
EquipmentNikn D70, tripod, 18-70mm lens
DescriptionThe beautiful crescent moon.
EquipmentCanon Digital Rebel XT
DescriptionWhat a beautiful site. The crescent moon and dozens of stars filled the field of view in 15 x 70 binoculars.
PhotographerPaolo Julio Gabelli
LocationParma - Italy
EquipmentAstro-Physics 155 Starfire EDT Apo Refractor, Takahashi FS-152NSV fluorite Apo Refractor, Takahashi CN-212, Magzero MZ-5c CMOS Camera, Takahashi EM-200 Mount
DescriptionThe Mars Opposition 2007 followed in different nights by Paolo Julio Gabelli, Claudio Carbognani, Alberto Zinelli, Davide Fava and Marco Amoretti
LocationPottawatomie Co., Kansas, USA.
DateMarch 8, 2008, ~ 8:00pm CST
EquipmentHutech modified Canon Rebel XTi with a 300mm Nikkor lens @ f/5.6, stack of 3 images totalling 676 seconds at ISO 800 using MaxIm DL and flattener.
DescriptionHere is comet 17P/Holmes stopping by Fisherman's Wharf for some seafood and sourdough bread at Scoma's. An Earth satellite cruised through the California Nebula during one of the exposures.