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Skyscapes & Constellations
DateOctober, 2, 2010 21:00 EDT
EquipmentPentax 67 camera with 105mm lens piggyback mounted atop Meade 8" SCT. Two 60 minute exposures combined in this mosaic.
DescriptionThe Milky Way plows through the Summer Triangle on a cool October evening. The field of view is filled with star clouds, dark and bright nebulae along the Great Rift.
LocationGlacier National Park, Montana.
DateSeptember 4th, 2009, 23:30.
EquipmentCanon EOS 30D Digital SLR & a Canon EF-S 17-55 mm f2.8 IS USM lens. F2.8, 10 seconds, ISO 200, & FL 17 mm.
DescriptionSagittarius setting over Lake McDonald & the Belton Hills, looking south from Sprague Creek Campground; Glacier National Park, Montana. Dan Hicks Alexis Creek, British Columbia, Canada.
LocationFort McKavett, Texas
DateJuly 3,2004 00:00
EquipmentOlympus OM1 50mm Zuiko, E200 film, 10min at f/4. Unguided on CG5 mount. A standard tripod head was used to frame the galactic bulge.
DescriptionPictured in this photo are numerous Messier object (M8, M16, M17, M20, M24)as well as many other deep sky objects from the from the NGC, Barnard and Sharpless catalogs.
PhotographerOshin D. Zakarian
LocationNear Abadeh, Shiraz, Fars Province
EquipmentCanon 40d Body, Sigam fish eye 15 mm f:2.8 iso 1600 30 seconds exposure
DescriptionThis is talen on the night of Perseids meteor shower.
LocationDee Wright Observatory, Oregon
DateJuly 9th, 2010; 11:30pm
EquipmentCanon 5d Mark ii, 24mm
DescriptionSadly, the clouds are lit entirely by light pollution from the cities in the valley behind the mountains. This was shot on a night with just about zero moon light, so the illumination is coming from 80+ miles away and still packs quite a punch. But, I love the color temperature of the light pollution against the deep blue of the stars.
PhotographerMohammad Reza Zaman Sani
LocationAlborz Mountains, Firooz Kouh, Iran
EquipmentI used Canon 50D at ISO3200, 50mm lens at f1.4.
DescriptionThe 2010 Perseid meteor shower was great
DateAugust 12, 2010
EquipmentCanon 40D digital camera with 10 mm lenses at F4 on Meade LX75 mount for tracking
DescriptionCombination of 21 two-minute exposures. Shows the radiant of Perseid Meteor Shower
LocationMonteVenere - Bologna (Italia)
Date2010/08/12 - 19:20 U.T.
EquipmentNikon D700 ob 24mm f5 - iso 800
DescriptionA bright Perseid in Ursa Major, during a storm
DateAug 13, 12:15 am
EquipmentPerseid meteor and Milky Way taken with my Canon 40D and Tokina Fisheye lens
DescriptionWas out in the early morning hours of August 13 and was lucky to view some beautiful Perseids, this one by the Milky Way, very pretty.
LocationStellafane Convention, 2010
DateAugust 7, 2010, about 2 AM
EquipmentNikon D300 with 16-85mm lens, set at 16mm. ISO 3200, 30 second exposure at f/3.5
DescriptionPhotograph of unidentified observer on a stepladder, observing at the eyepiece of John Vogt's 32" telescope, on Friday Night, August 7, 2010 (Saturday morning) during the 2010 Stellafane Convention, Springfield, Vermont. Jupiter is the bright object to the right in the photo. Photograph by Ken Spencer