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Our Solar System
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.
LocationPottawotamie Co., Kansas, USA.
EquipmentThis is a 15 minute exposure with a 50mm Nikkor lens on a Mamiya 120 back loaded with Fuji Provia 400F pushed to ISO 1600.
DescriptionHere is tha almost-great Comet of 2002, Ikeya-Zhang, just minutes before disappearing behind high clouds.
LocationAgios Efstratios, Greece
DateJuly 3, 2007, 10:30 pm
EquipmentNikon D70 with 18-70 lens @ 50mm, ISO 800, 17,6 minute exposure on a fixed tripod.
DescriptionA recent conjuction of Venus with Saturn combined with the brilliant shadow of Venus was a remarkable cellestial scene that moved me. The photograph was taken from a small island in the north Aegean sea in Greece called Agios Efstratios. The red line on the bottom of the image is drawn from a boat that passed by.
LocationLinn Co., Kansas, USA.
DateMarch 6, 1997
EquipmentThis is a digital stack of one 10 and one 7 minute exposure with a 50mm Nikkor lens @ f/2.8 on Kodak PPF 400. S&T's Sean Walker combined the two images for this result - MUCH better in every way than either single image.
DescriptionHere is the Great Comet of 1997 still approaching both earth and sun below a backdrop of the Cygnus star cloud highlighted by regions of glowing hydrogen.
LocationLinn Co., Kansas, USA.
DateApril 6, 1997
EquipmentThis is a 10 minute exposure with a 135mm Nikkor lens @ f/2.8 on Kodak PPF 400.
DescriptionHere is the amazing great Comet of 1997, Hale-Bopp, trying its best to occult the open star cluster M34 in Perseus. Single negative image scanned and Photoshopped by DZ.
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