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Skyscapes & Constellations
PhotographerFranz Xaver Kohlhauf
LocationRural countryside south of Bad Tölz, Germany
DateAugust 4, 2008 22:58 UT
EquipmentCanon EOS 400D with 18-55mm Zoom. 800 ASA, manually guided for 4 minutes with my vintage 910mm f/15 refractor which I revived espescially for purposes like this. So after 32 years of hyber- nation my beloved "firstscope" is back in business with tech- nology mounted to its counterweight port that no one of us would even have dreamed of 32 years ago!
DescriptionA clear, dark countryside near Bad Tölz, about 50 km south of Munich Germany, offered this scene, which I captured with the above equipment. With the help of a little photo-flash I carefully illuminated the foreground.
DateJuly 31st, 2008
EquipmentCanon 40D, 10-22mm zoom, 2 min, f4, ISO 1600, 5 frames stitched, Kenko Skymemo mount.
DescriptionA nice clear evening on Netarts Bay, OR.
LocationLinn Co., Kansas, USA.
DateJune 29, 2008, 10:10 pm, CDT
EquipmentCanon Rebel XTi with a 24mm Nikkor lens @ f/11 for the hay bales, then f/4 for the sky. A single, 160 second exposure at ISO 400.
DescriptionOn a perfect evening Saturn, Mars, and Regulus gather in a scalene triangle above bales of freshly cut hay on the eastern Kansas prairie.
DateJuly 6th 2008
EquipmentCanon EOS 5D and Canon EF 17-40 f/4L lens at 17mm. 3x4 muntes exposures.
DescriptionBeen lucky enough to get a meteor on one of the sub-frames taken for this image.
LocationJoaquim Egidio, Brazil
EquipmentCanon 350D + 18mm f/3.5 lens ISO 1600, two frames of two seconds of exposure.
DescriptionThe conjunction of Moon, Regulus, Mars and Saturn was captured with my canon EOS 350D, It looks so beautiful, and looks like Orion belt´s Stars (Alnitak, Alnilam and Mintaka).
DateMay 3, 2008 2:30 AM EDT
EquipmentPiggyback mounted Pentax 67 with 165mm f/2.8 lens stopped down to f/4. 40 minute exposure on Kodak E200 film, push processed 2 stops. Image scanned the processed with Adobe Photoshop and PixInsight LE.
DescriptionImaged from under the dark skies of eastern Maine, the Milky Way takes on an almost surreal appearance. Many of the features seen here are visible with the unaided eye, such as the Prancing Horse (including the Pipe Nebula), Messier 8, the Lagoon Nebula, Messier 24, the Small Sagittarious Star Cloud, and the Milky Way's bulge into Ophiuchus.
LocationLinn County, Kansas, USA.
DateMay 18, 2008, 10:10, CDT
EquipmentCanon Rebel XTi with a 135mm Nikkor lens @ f/5.6, 2 minute exposure at ISO 400 on a GEM.
DescriptionWhile Whippoorwills serenaded the nearly full moon, I imaged Mars nearing the famed Beehive Cluster - M44 - in Cancer.
PhotographerOdilon Simões Corrêa
LocationAraxa MG, Brazil
DateAugust 21, 2005 - 23:18 UT
EquipmentNikon Coolpix E5700 digital camera.
DescriptionThe Milky Way view is a single 60 second shot taken with the camera set at F2.8, ISO400 and piggybacked on the telescope, a Meade LX50. The other picture shows a twilight scene taken months before from the same place, where a lonely thrush stands on a neighbouring tree. The photos were processed and combined with Adobe Photoshop.
LocationFlint Hills - Kansas.
DateMay 4, 2008, 10:01 pm, CDT
EquipmentThis is a 3 minute exposure with a Canon Rebel XTi (Hutech modified) and a 24mm Nikkor lens @ f/4 and a Tiffen Fog2 filter at ISO 800.
DescriptionAfter being reminded of the alignment of Mars with Pollux and Castor in Gemini, I made this image after photographing Mercury and the Pleiades. The glow in the bottom right of the pic is from the zodiacal light.
PhotographerRichard S. Bell
DateMay 6, 2008 @ 8:37 pm EDT
EquipmentCanon 300D and Sigma 70-300mm zoom lens set at 214mm.
DescriptionThe eastern-half of North America was treated to a nice conjunction of the Waxing Crescent Moon and Mercury on the evening of May 6. The weather turned out to be near-perfect in West Michigan that day so I was able to capture the scene above. The only thing that's missing is a gentle spring breeze and the sound of geese "honking" in the distance. Mercury can be found about 2 degrees below and slightly to the left of the 2% illuminated Moon.