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LocationMaurice, LA, USA
DateDec 31, 2007, 1:00 UT
EquipmentTelevue TV-85 w/0.8x FR/FF (480mm F.L.), Meade SN-8 at F/4 w/MPCC (812mm F.L.), Hutech Canon 350XT, IDAS-LPS, Atlas EQ-G w/EQMOD.
Description81x60 sec @ ISO 1600 of the comet and M33 combined with 30x300 sec @ ISO 1600 of M33 taken with the TV-85 on Dec 4, 2007. Additional 27x180 sec @ ISO 1600 of M33 taken with SN-8 on Oct 6, 2007. IRIS, Registar, Gradient XTerminator, PS w/Noel Carboni's Astronomy Tools.
PhotographerRonald van Dijk
LocationZwolle - the Netherlands
Date24 december 2007 04:53 MET
EquipmentCelestron 15 cm reflector, Webcam Philips ToUCam
DescriptionOn the early morning of the 24th december in the northern part of the Netherlands a partial Mars occultation could be seen. The weather conditions were bad: it was very misty.
PhotographerEfrain Morales Rivera
LocationAguadilla, Puerto Rico
EquipmentLX200gps 10in., Celestron CGE Mount, Dmk21AF04 Ccd, Astronomik LRGB filter set, Baarder Uv/Ir filter, TeleVue 3x Barlows.
DescriptionTaking the opertunity while it last of clear skie here in Puerto Rico. And with fine results of the red Planet.
DateDec 29, 2007, 16:45-17:05 UT
EquipmentNikon Coolpix 885 at f/2.8
DescriptionThe two comets 17P/Holmes and 8P/Tuttle now show roughly similar brightness per unit area. But due to its sheer size Holmes is still a faint naked-eye object at my suburban location. It should be observed that Holmes is almost eight times more distant than Tuttle. The limiting magnitude of the composite of ten guided 8-second exposures is about 7.0. It should be remarked that the frame also contains the position of a third comet accessible to amateurs slighty above the middle of a line joining the two depicted comets: 50P/Arend at magnitude 14-15.
DateDecember 26, 2007
EquipmentCanon 350D Hap Griffin Baader Mod 13x180sec at iso 1600 30 Darks/Flats/Bias APM TMB 130/780 Refractor with AP Field Flattener Orion Atlas Mount guided with EQMOD and PHD
DescriptionAt the time of this image, it was located at: RA: 01h16m37.63s DE:+44°50'30.1" in the constellation Andromeda and was magnitude 6.2 8P/Tuttle is a periodic comet in our solar system. On January 2, 2008 it will pass Earth at a distance of only 0.25 AU. Later that month it will become favorable to Southern hemisphere observers. Comet 8P/Tuttle is responsible for the Ursid meteor shower in late December.
EquipmentLX200GPS 10" (altaz), barlow x3 + additionnal extensions, RGB Astronomik filters, SKYnyx 2-0M
DescriptionThis was a frozen night, following one month of bad weather. The anticyclon brought me good seeing, allowing me to take a good view of details in Syrtis Major, Sinus Sabaeus/Meridiani, and a haze appearing on the limb, as well as the north polar cap and the north polar hood breaking in Cydonia. Final image has been resized 150%.
Date2007.DEC.13. 18:50 UT
EquipmentHegyhat Observatory, Hungary. 50cm Ritchey-Chrétien, FLI CM-9 CCD, Exp.: 7x60 sec.
LocationHarlow, Essex, UK
Date17th November 2007
EquipmentCelestron NexStar 130SLT on goto mount Toucam pro - unmodded with x2 and x4 barlows stacked
LocationGlen Allen, VA USA
DateNovember 21, 2007 4:50 UT
Equipment8" Celestron and DMK21AF04.AS
DescriptionThe Mare Cimmerium, Tyrrhenum, and Northern polar haze are prominent. As well as the bright area surrounding Elysium Mons. www.skynoir.com
DateNovember 9, 2007
Equipmenth-alpha scope and a webcam
DescriptionThe ISS, approx. 27 arcsec. in size, transited the sun this morning.