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Skyscapes & Constellations
PhotographerMohammad Javad Fahimi
LocationNear Kerman, Iran
EquipmentCanon Eos 400D With Lens EF-S 18-55
DescriptionNorthern Constellation dipper-shape stars of Ursa Major Glittering Over Road, Temple Near Kerman, Iran, Extra Green Color Photo Due To Fluorescent Light Projectors
LocationTenkiller State Park OK
Date7-17-07 at 11:20PM
EquipmentNikon D50 ISO 200 10.5mm fisheye lens set at f/2.8. 8min exp
Descriptionthe milky way galaxy with trees in the forground. the leaves of the trees were illuminated by a nearby Mercury vapor lamp throughout the exposure, thus causing them to trail. The tree trunks however were illuminted by a car driving by during the exposure. Thus they appear stationary.
LocationTradate, VA, Italy
Date13 december 2007, 21.14 UT
EquipmentCanon 350D, 8mm f/3.5 objective, ISO 400, 60 s exposure.
DescriptionA Geminid fireball on 13 december 2007, 21.14 UT
Date17th November, 2007. 16:58-18:39UT
EquipmentCarl Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 lens opened at f/2.8, Modified Canon EOS 300D at ISO800, mounted on a Takahashi EM-10 Temma2 Jr. German equatorial mount.
DescriptionThe Constellation Orion is dipped in a Nebula complex, with Sh2-254, Barnard's Loop, Flame Nebula, Horsehead Nebula, M42 and the Witch Head Nebula, along one side of the Winter Milkyway. This image is comprised of a Mosaic of 5 images, taken at a height of 2,800m at Hehuanshan in Taiwan.
EquipmentI used a Hutech modified Canon Digital Rebel XTi Camera with a Sigma 30mm lens on a Takahashi EM-10 equatorial mount. The shot is a composite of 20 images that are each 5 minutes long taken at ISO400 f/4.0. Stacking of the images was done in ImagesPlus 2.80 software and final processing in Adobe Photoshop CS2.
DescriptionThis is a widefield shot of the Orion constellation region. Not only in the familiar shape of the constaellation is visible, but also the bright red loop known as Barnard's Loop, The Rosette Nebula in the upper left as well as the bright start Sirius in the lower left of the frame.
LocationChisos Basin Big Bend National Park Texas
Date9/28/07 6:28 am
EquipmentCanon xti with 10 - 22mm set at 11mm. Camera is set on automatic
DescriptionEary morning shot of Venus rising by Casa Grande in the Big Bend National Park - Texas
Date5-Nov-2007/ 19:19 UTC
EquipmentFuji finepix5600s F3.2- Exp15Sec- Iso400
DescriptionWhat's The Mystery of deep Sky?
DateAugust, 13th, 2007
EquipmentCanon 350D through a Sigma 17-70 lens set at 17mm f/2.8. The images is the result of one untracked 10s exposure (ISO 200) with a flash fired through a red filter, followed by 15 1 min exposures (ISO 1600) tracked with a homemade motorized barn-door-tracker.
DescriptionTwo young children aged 11 and 6 look at the milky way setting in a summer night.
LocationCrater Lake National Park
EquipmentNikon D50 with a 18-55mm lens set at 18mm f/4.5. The photo was 30min long and taken at ISO 200
DescriptionThe picture shows Crater Lake and Wizard Island illuminated by moon light, with star trails above.
PhotographerDag Sola Orsic
LocationCroatia, island of Hvar
EquipmentEOS 1D Mark II 17-40 @ 17mm f/5.6 15 min
DescriptionThis photo was taken from an achored sailing boat. I was curious if any stars woud have been recognisable in a long exposure photo, because of the boat's continuous motion due to waves, plus the Earth's rotation. The result is funny, but I think interesting too. The only sharp object is the mast with it's shrouds and the brightest object is Jupiter. The detail shows how a „cocoon“ image has been created by a wobbling source. The Universe is beautifull in anyway!