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Skyscapes & Constellations
DateSept 03/15, 2006
EquipmentCanon EOS 300d, Canon EOS EF-S 18-55 mm @ 35 mm, Baader ND5.0 Solar Filter
DescriptionThe end of each Saros cycle (every 18 yrs) allows for a unique opportunity to observe the rising moon exhibit the greatest possible variation in azimuth at moonrise and which translates to a maximum declination of 28.60° above AND below the ecliptic during the SAME synodic month. It is my understanding that this is the ONLY photo in existence documenting this phenomenon.
PhotographerBabak A. Tafreshi
EquipmentCanon EOS20D and 300mm Telephoto lens
DescriptionRising full Moon over Taj Mahal, one of the most notable historic sites in the world.
LocationKauai near the city of Lihue
DateFeb 15, 2007 11pm
EquipmentCanon EOS 20D, 18mm Tamron Lens
DescriptionI pointed my tripod mounted camera near the star Sirus and framed the shot such that I captured two palm trees in the foreground. I could see Orion appearing to the upper right. The exposure was long enough to register many stars and Orion, as well as show some detail in the palm trees; but was short enough to minimize any star trail effect.
LocationLe Guilvinec, Bretagne, France
DateApril 19, 2007 at 20:30 UT
EquipmentCanon 350D + Sigma 18-50 at 30mm and f/4 on a tripod. 15 s. 8 photos for the panorama.
DescriptionThe Winter constellations are setting. Form left to right, one can see Sirius, Orion, Taurus and the Moon, the Pleiades and Venus in conjunction. Let's have a look to the larger version by visiting this page: http://www.pixheaven.net/photo.php?nom=070419_5843-50
PhotographerAmir Hossein Abolfath
EquipmentCanon EOS 30D
DescriptionA 5 hours of star trails over a small observatory near Sa'adat shahr.
Equipment24mm Nikon lens
DescriptionHere's an image of the Big Bear climbing in the sky over the Eagle River Nature Center in Eagle River, Alaska. Temperatures that evening were mild, about -15 degrees!
DateApril 11, 2007 Around 9:00pm
Equipment$550 Panasonic DMC-FZ50, $20 Tripod from Wa-Mart
DescriptionI was just testing the cameras ability to do open shutter pictures. Not bad for the first picture. The time is about 30 seconds. I got the jet and prop plane in the picture too.
DateMarch 03, 2007 at 23:35UT
EquipmentDSLR Canon EOS-400D with 55mm Sigma Lens on a tripod
DescriptionThis picture shows the constellations near the Moon eclipsed. To made this one i've used Iris to reduce the intial picture. After that i've calculted the relative scale. I've used stellarium for the artistic constellation drawing and mixed all with The Gimp.
LocationWhite Mountain, Ca
EquipmentComposite image taken with a Radip Omega medium format camera on Ekatachrome 200. First image track for 20 minutes; second image stationary for 20 minutes to capture horizon; then the two images combined to produce this final image. The skies from the White Mountains of California are most impressive I have ever seen. This photo was taken from an elevation of 10,000 feet.
Locationhosahalli, 70 kms north of bangalore, karnataka, india
Date17th june 2006 - 11pm
Equipmenta pentax Mv slr camera with a 50mm lens mounted on it with f/2 wide open pigybacked on a celestron 4" shortube scope and manually tracked for 10 minutes
Descriptionthis is constellation sagittarius... the central bulge of the milky way has come out pretty well.. but more details were not available due to the presence of the moon about 45 degrees away... deep printing and adjusting brightness and contrast removed the effect of the moon.... M7 is well resolved...