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PhotographerJohn L. Graham
DateMay 19 at 4h UT
EquipmentMeade DSI Pro on an Orion StarBlast (imaging version) side-by-side with a DSI on another StarBlast (original version) driven my an LXD75
DescriptionThis image of Comet Lovejoy (C/2007 E2) was taken on May 19 at 4h UT with a DSI Pro (L:32x30sec) at the prime focus of an Orion StarBlast (imaging version) and a DSI (RGB:16x60sec) at the prime focus of second StarBlast (original version) mounted side-by-side on a Meade LXD75. The source images were saved as FITS3P combined offline in drizzle. Drizzle was also used to convert the FITS3P from the DSI to a BMP. The LRGB was then assembled in Photoshop.
LocationCorroios - In Portugal
Date18/04/07 at 21h00. Local time from
EquipmentHP Photosmart 850. Auto mode.
DescriptionEarthshine when the moon was only one day.
LocationStargazer Private Observatory
Equipment9" TMB Apo f/22,5 - 2,5 Powermate DMK 21F04
DescriptionDate: 23.4.2007 - seeing 4-5/10; transp. 7/10 Scope: 9" TMB Apo f/ 22,5 (2,5 TV PM) CCD: DMK 21f04 @30 fps Software: Registax 4 Processing: postprocess. PS CS2 further info here: http://stargazer.christelhager.info/sonic/index.html
PhotographerB. Morrissette, T. Johnstone, J. Stetson
LocationSouth Portland, Maine
DateMay 1, 3, 4 2007
Equipment90mm h-alpha telescope and a webcam
DescriptionMy students, B. Morrissette and T. Johnstone, were interested in how sunspots change; here are three observations taken on May 1, 3, and 4.
DateApril 22 2007 23:25.47 local
EquipmentCelestron 9.25''XLT on a CG5-SGT. Camera:Sony DSC-H1.
DescriptionThis excessively overexposed one shot image help me to capture Mimas just under Saturn. I had to face hell and high water. The faint Mimas, bright Saturn, close to Saturn. Clockwise from 12- Dione,Tethys,Mimas,Enceladus,Rhea. Distance:1.332.000.000Km Exposure time: 15sec. No processing.
Date03/30/04 04:00-5 UT
EquipmentMeade 10"LX200 w/ web cam
DescriptionThe skies having thwarted my attempt to create a movie of the of the transiting of Io and Europa across the face of Jupiter did however allow me two 8 min stretches of time separated by one hour to create this stereo image. Let your eyes relax and focus on the image in the middle (if you can); notice that motion in one direction creates the effect of lifting of the screen (moons and shadows) while the other appears depressed (great red spot). This technique works great on the moon as well, allow one hour between shots for parallax.
LocationJohnson Co., KS, USA
EquipmentThis is a 1 minute exposure with a 50mm lens. First, the sign was rendered with a flash @ 1/250th sec. at f/16, then focus shifted to infinity and lens opened up to f/2.8 for the guided portion.
DescriptionHere is the moon and Venus above Evening Star Road. The reddish ghosting of the letters is due to car headlights briefly illumunating the shifted letters.
Date2003 - 2007
EquipmentMeade LX20014 GPS and Maxscope H-a Solar scope with Meade LPI camera
DescriptionI have taken these images of our sun and planets in our solar system overt he past 4 years and put them together in this montage. The only image I did not take was the one of the Earth obviously.
Date21 April 2007
EquipmentOrion Optics 250mm at f6.3 in LXD-75 mount, DMK 21AF04, barlow 2.5X, red filter
DescriptionIf you see my image very careful maybe you see 2-3 domes in this area.
DateApril 22 2007 21:13.00 local
EquipmentTelescope:9.25 XLT on a CG5-SGT mount. Camera:Sony DSC-H1
DescriptionThe image shows a wide region of mare Nectaris. On the left side you can see Theophilus crater and on the right side of Nectaris the walled plain Fracastorius. Farther is a pentagon or hexagon shape with known craters.