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LocationCimini Observatory, Italy
DateOctober 25, 2006 17:15 UT
EquipmentNikon 800 millimeter ED-IF lens at f/5.6, SBIG STL6303E CCD camera binned 2x2. 8 minute total exposures.
DescriptionComet Swan in outburst!
DateNovember 6, 2006 17:52 UT
EquipmentCoronado SolarMax 90 hydrogen-alpha solar telescope with a Lumenera SkyNyx 2-0 CCD webcam.
DescriptionThe sun's eastern limb brightened dramatically at 17:35 UT. The first image was captured at 17:52 UT, and the second picture was taken five minutes later. By 18:04 this flare event was no longer visible at the eyepiece. So fast as to be mercurial.
LocationMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Equipment4-inch reflector telescope, 25 mm wide angle eyepiece, 3.3 mega pixel digital Camera
LocationMyrtle Beach, SC
DateSeptember 28, 2006, 10:00pm local
Equipment8" Newtonian reflector wirh a Sony Digital Camera
DescriptionThe photo is of a nearly first quarter moon, my first attempt at photography through a telescope.
DateOctober 10, 2006 19:01-19:51 UTC
Equipment10-inch Newtonian reflector at f/4.8 with ATK-1HS CCD camera. Composite of several exposures between 0.5 and 10 seconds.
DescriptionDetailed view of the coma and the area of the core of the comet, enhanced by using a rotational gradient filtered processing. The brightest streamer we see is the beginning of the ion-tail.On the other side of the core, there are a few fainter jets, visible on most comets when approaching the Sun.
LocationQuimper, Bretagne, France
Date10/07/06, 01:30 AM
EquipmentCanon 350D digital SLR camera with a 2 x Barlow and William Optics Megrez 80 refractor (October) and Olympus Camedia 5060 + DCL-4337 + William Optics Megrez 80 refractor (January) on a tripod. 1/250 second exposure at ISO 400.
DescriptionThe biggest Full Moon in 2006: 33'45" (near the perigee). The Full Moon of January 2006 was the smallest: 29'40" (near the apogee). That makes a variation of 14% for the diameter and 30% for the surface! Don't miss the animationshowing the variation: http://photoastronomique.net/geant/0601-0610.html
LocationSanta Barbara, CA
Date11:15 pm. October 6, 2006
EquipmentMeade 2130AT 5-inch refractor on alt-az goto mount, Pentax Optio digital camera on auto setting.
DescriptionAccording to Starry Night software, the moon was 99.96% full at this time.
EquipmentMeade 90mm ETX, Meade DSI CCD camera.
DescriptionA 25 picture mosaic of the Moon. Each frame is 50 exposures stacked using Meade Autostar Envisage. The composite was stitched together using Adobe Photoshop.
LocationAlexis Creek, British Columbia, Canada
DateJuly 29th, 2006 21:02 hrs PDT
EquipmentCanon EOS 30D digital SLR camera with a Canon EF 100-400 mm f 4.5-5.6L IS USM image stabilization lens and 1.4 x teleconverter. Tv 1/100 Av 5.6 ISO 100 FL 400 mm (film equivalence 640 mm), image capture - Canon Raw file.
DescriptionThe quarter Moon in a partially cloudy evening twilight sky.
LocationDanbury, New Hampshire
DateOctober 14, 2006, 8:15 p.m. EDT
EquipmentTele Vue-85 apo refractor @ f/5.6 and Canon 20Da digital SLR camera piggybacked on a pier mounted Meade 14-inch RCX400 with Milburn wedge.
DescriptionComet SWAN low in the northwest. This is a stack of five 5-minute exposures processed by my colleague Sean Walker.