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Skyscapes & Constellations
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.
PhotographerMohammad Javad Fahimi
LocationHutak Village, Kerman
EquipmentCanon EOS 400D Wit 18-55mm zoom, 40 Minutes Exposure
DescriptionView of a ruin Entrance on the night of the Geminid meteor shower.
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?