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LocationOrgan Pipe Cactus Nat'l Park, Pima Co., AZ
EquipmentThis is a 10 minute exposure with a 16mm Nikkor fish-eye lens wide open @ f/2.8 on old Konica SR-V 3200 film.
DescriptionWhile it is best seen in the northern hemisphere after dusk in the late winter and early spring in the western sky and before dawn in the autumn sky, the Zodiacal Light can be seen near the time of summer solstice in the evening slanting far to the south from dark skies in the southern US. This image shows Cancer and the Beehive (M44) at bottom center, with the Z light slanting to the upper left of the frame near the comatic image of Spica (Alpha Virginis).
PhotographerY. Pavan Kumar Sarma
LocationYelagiri Hills, Tamil Nadu, India
Date14/04/2007 01.30am IST
EquipmentCelestron Nexstar 4GT, Neximage Camera, Alt/Az mount
DescriptionTHe equatorial belts have come very nicely through a small aperture telescope, which I never expected, that It would come so clear and sharp...
DescriptionMy preschool class of 3 and 4 year olds. We have been studying our Solar System and we were given some old copies of your magazine. We made a collage of pictures from the mags. My husband thought it a sacrilege to cut them up. Even tho we talked about Pluto as being a minor planet, it was the favorite of many kids followed closely by Jupiter and Earth. Thanks Jan Pinkham
PhotographerGary W. Kronk
LocationSt. Jacob, Illinois
Date2007 April 17.11
Equipment20-cm Meade Cassegrain, on permanent pier, with MallinCam Hyper black and white video camera.
DescriptionThis image of minor planet 2007 HA is the combination of six 50-second AVI movies obtained with a MallinCam Hyper. Each "dash" along the minor planet's path is the result of one AVI. Each AVI comprises about 1400 frames. The exposure time from start to finish is 4 minutes and 52 seconds and the minor planet was moving upwards (northwards).
DateApril,12th 2007 18:30 UT
EquipmentSCT 8" + Barlow Televue 3x + Toucam II Pro
Description500 best frames processed with Registax 4 (from 1200)
LocationDarfield, New Zealand
Equipment6 inch sky-Watcher Reflector (equatorial mount) With 2x barlow lens, taken with a Meade LPI.
DescriptionThis is Jupiter with the transiting great red spot. All four Galilean moons are viable: Callisto at the top right, the two moons close to Jupiter are Ganymede on the top and Europa below, and Io is in the bottom left of Jupiter.
LocationJames Wesley Observatory on my parent farm in Bagdad, KY
DateMarch 25 2007 00:36 UTC
EquipmentLXD75 SN-10AT with UHTC and Meade LPI
Description120 stacked images taken with Meade LPI and 2x barlow. Image prosessed with Registax. This is one of the first images I took with my 10" scope and LPI. I had not intended on taking any images that night but I was there and it was fairly clear. I am still learning all the software so I am sure these will get better.
Date9-4-2007 22:50:36 local
EquipmentCelestron 9.25 on a CG5-SGT mount. Digital camera: Canon 400D direct coupling.
DescriptionThe image shows five satellites of Saturn from top on the right side:TITAN-DIONE-RHEA and on the left side is TETHYS and on the top of the rings is ENCELADUS. Distance fron Earth:8.67-8.68au. The interesting for me is the right colors of the satellites the camera has captured. The sky was one of the worst this night.
LocationRobert Moses State Park, NY
Date11:30 pm EDT March 25, 2007
EquipmentTakahashi TOA-150 on Losmandy G11 and Toucam Camera fitted with 4x Powermate
DescriptionSaturn and its striking cloud bands.
DateMarch 15, 10 PM PDT
EquipmentC8 at f/30 using Ultima Barlow with extension NexImage at 5 frames per second 1600 frames stacked with Registax 4
DescriptionC8 Saturn on a night with good seeing conditions.