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Locationbackyard observatory-Spotsylvania, Virginia
Datesunday, july22, 2007 10:30EDT
EquipmentAT-66 f/6 refractor piggybacked on CGE 1400
DescriptionShows the close approach of Comet Linear and globular cluster M3.
Datesunday, july 22, 2007
EquipmentAT-66 refractor and ST-402ME ccd camera. Mounted piggyback on CGE 1400
DescriptionThis image is a combination of three 2 minute exposures using the AT-66 refractor and ST-402 ME ccd camera. The trails are aircraft lights. This was my best shot that shows a hint of tail from the comet.
LocationVilla Ridge, Mo.
DateJuly 22 2007 10:13 p.m.
EquipmentMeade 10" Schmidt-Newtonian UHTC, LXD75, Canon 300D 60 seconds, iso 800, f/4
Descriptioncomet:C/2006 VZ13 and Messier 003
Equipment8inch Celestron Ultima 2000, f6.3 adapter, Canon 10D. Iso3200, 30 seconds
DescriptionComet LINEAR (C/2006 VZ13) and M3
DateJuly 8-13, Universal time on each photo
EquipmentMeade ETS-125 Telescope and mount, Astrosolar Photofilm, Orion Starshoot II Camera
DescriptionSunspot 10963 from first appearance on eastern limb through today's appearance (2007 July 13) near the center of the sun
Date7/11/2007 10:00pm local
EquipmentTakahashi Sky90, ST2000XM camera, Losmandy G11
DescriptionComet passing through Draco
DateJune 27, 2007 at 5:39am CDT
EquipmentImages were taken using a ToUCam 840Pro camera on a 12-inch Newtonian telscope using eyepiece project at f/65. 700 color frames were combined and enhanced with Registax software to produce the image.
DescriptionThis image was recorded two days after my discovery image. It shows that the dust storm has spread further East across Iapygia Viridis, N. Hellas, and S. Mare Hadriacum. New dust cloud in Syrtis Major. Possible large cloud just East of SPC. This is fun! Jim Melka
PhotographerLarry Des Marteaux
EquipmentCanon Digital Rebel XTi with 70-200mm f/4 L zoom set at 70mm, f5.6
DescriptionLooking into the Western sky Saturn shines near Venus.
LocationNear Vincentown, NJ
Date2:50 EDT 07-08-07
EquipmentMeade Lx90GPS 8 SCT, IR Filter, Orion Solar Filter, Spc900NC webcam
DescriptionCalsky.com gave the time, centeline path, and path across the sun for the 7-8-07 ISS Solar Transit. The predicted path across the disk indicated that the ISS should pass close to the sunspot. I got everything framed, focused, waited for the right time. At transit, I saw a flash across the screen. I opened up the AVI, scanned across the frames and was THRILLED to see I had at leaset one frame that captured both the ISS and Sunspot 963. Imagine my delight to later discover I cpatured 3 frames of the ISS passing
Date25 june 18.36.UTC
Equipmenttelescope C 11 +ToUcam pro III Mono +G 11 Mount
DescriptionAt 26 degees above the horizon I took this image when the seeing was good. processing RegiStax 3 and PS.