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Skyscapes & Constellations
LocationLuke AFB, AZ
DateDecember 10, 2012, 06:27am
DescriptionThe waning crescent moon joins Saturn, Venus, and Mercury in the Arizona pre-dawn sky.
Photographermed Aissa Moussa
LocationGhardaia - Algeria
Date12 December 2012
EquipmentDigital Camera CANON XSI REBEL 450D. With 300 lens
DescriptionIn good photographing and observation conditions with total absence of the cloud and cold weather I was lucky to take this view of the last crescent. After few minutes of the rise . and perhaps 1 hours before sun rise about the moon : the magnitude is -5.3 and the phase : 0.014
LocationGahar Lake spot, Lorestan, Iran
Date08/19/2012 10:00 pm
DescriptionIn last days of summer, Milky way band appears about one hour after sunset. In this scene you can see a sweet-water lake as name as "Gahar". Gahar means Pearl in English. It seems like a blue jewel among the mountains. for more information about this Lake, click below link: http://geotourism.gsi.ir/Main/Lang_en/Page_21/PhenomenonId_116/StateId_65/Action_Phenomenon/Gahar.lake.html and also you can see a romantic view of this, at TWAN gallery: http://www.twanight.org/newTWAN/guests_photos.asp?ID=5001624
Equipmenttripod, 14mm lens, DSLR Canon 5D II (mod)
DescriptionWhile waiting for the comet, the two largest light phenomena in the sky, The Zodiacal Light and The Milky Way caught my attention last night. Taken over The North Sea at the west coast of Denmark, there is very dark and NO light pollution. A lot of objects are visible, from left Rosetta Nebula, a lot of objects in Orion, Jupiter, Plejades, California Nebula, Andromeda and others.
LocationRifugio Antonio Locatelli
EquipmentNikon D700 with zoom 18/200 at f/5.6
DescriptionThe Tre Cime di Lavaredo are three enormous free-standing limestone towers, unique not only to the Dolomites but to the world.
EquipmentCanon DSLR Mod.5DII, 8-15mm fisheye and a lightpollution filter. Tripod (no motormount) stack of 3 shots. 3x35 sec. iso4000 f/4.
DescriptionEven with the yellow lightpollution removed, the blue lightpollution is strong. The red hydrogen-gas in The Milky Way is clearly visible, revealing a large number of objects.
Date22nd of February 2012
EquipmentCanon 400D with a 11-16mm Tokina lens at 2.8.
DescriptionA little more than one year ago, three planets decided to join the sunset show: Jupiter, Venus and of-course, Earth. The dark silhouette of Mount Teide, the highest volcano in the Atlantic ocean, is seen against the bright and colorful twilight after sunset. On the very top of the mountain, a faint streak of light follows the descent of the climbers brave enough to stay up there for sunset.
Date16 Feb 2013, 12:20am
EquipmentOlympus OM-D, 20mm f/1.7 lens, Vixen Polarie. Single 3 minute exposure at ISO 800
DescriptionWinter Milky Way as Orion sets. Shows how clear the horizon can be at a truly dark site with no skyglow in any direction.
LocationBolivar Peninsula, Texas
DateNovember 16, 2009
EquipmentCanon AE-1 Prog. Lens 80-220mm F/11 ASA/400 Shutter Speed 150
DescriptionRare sunset at the peninsula since it is mostly cloudy at this time of evening and season of the year.
EquipmentCanon 60Da, Tripod, 14mm F2.8 Bower Lens. ISO1600, 15''
DescriptionThe Eta Carina Nebula easy to see with the naked eye above the dunes near Miramar, Argentina. Single shot no special editing. The Southern Cross (Crux) is included as well as the smaller running chicken nebula.