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Skyscapes & Constellations
LocationItaly (Borgognano Farm House)
EquipmentTakahashi 106ED, SBIG 11000M, Takahashi EM-200 USD.
DescriptionLocated between the more famous Cygnus and Aquila, the stars of Sagitta (Arrow) were interpreted by many cultures as an arrow. The ancient Greeks took the constellation to be the arrow Hercules used to kill the eagle which upon Zeus’ command consumed the liver of the titan Prometheus over and over again, after he gave humanity the gift of fire. The Sagitta is a small constellation, but it includes many stars. This high resolution mosaic includes more than 500000 stars.The photo was composed of four images. Every individual image was the composition of L6x15min, R4x10min, G3x10min, B3x10min frames. There’s also a room for deep-sky objects such as Messier 71, many large nebulae like LDN 721, 733, 731, 745, 766, 782, IC1305 and many smaller ones.
LocationEl Alamito,Provincia de Catamarca, Argentina
EquipmentCamara Reflex Zenit, Lens: 58mm over Tripod. Film: Kodak Ultra Max, ASA 400 F/2; Exp=50seg
DescriptionIn Close-up branch of a tree (Tusca), then Crux with visible "Sack of Coal" (Saco de Carbón), Alpha and Beta Centauri. Bottom right Ligthning (Relámpagos) of a distant storm.
LocationWildcat Mountain State Park, WI
Date8/3/2013, 12:05 AM
EquipmentNikon D7000 Nikkor 10-24mm lens set to 10mm Fixed tripod
DescriptionStar trails over Wildcat Mountain State Park in Wisconsin. Taken during the annual star party held there by the Northwest Suburban Astronomers club of the northwestern suburbs of Chicago. Combination of 28 exposures, 30 seconds each at f/3.5, ISO 1600. Exposures combined with StarStaX.
LocationWilliam Heise County Park
EquipmentNikon D3000 DSLR, 55mm, on tripod. F4.1, 30 sec, ISO 1600.
DescriptionView of Milky Way at William Heise County Park in Julian. San Diego County, California.
LocationEngineers Point, Lake Isabella
DateJuly 6th, 2013 10:20PM
EquipmentCamera: Canon 5D Mark III Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZE f/2.8 ISO: 1600
DescriptionA panorama of the Milky Way above Lake Isabella directly after the local fireworks show. You can see the large number of cars making their way back onto the main road. The tallest peak in the center is Cooks Peak. The Milky Way stretches from Lake Isabella on the right to Kernville, California on the left jumping over the lake.
PhotographerVictor C. Rogus
Date07/12/2013 just after midnight local time
EquipmentThese images were all made between Midnight and 02:30:00 on July 12, 2013 With a Cannon 60Da camera, a Zeiss 18 mm wide angle lens at f3.5 and with exposures of about 3 minutes each ISO setting was of 640.
DescriptionNow well placed, and conveniently overhead around midnight, It is a great time to step out in the Summer's night air and enjoy the splendor of our "local" stars. Seen here in the spiral arms of our own Galaxy, The Milky Way! A lawn chair and a light blanket is all one needs when they are blessed with dark skies. A wonder of nebulosity and starlight is waiting. If this is not a statement as to why we need to keep our skies dark, I am not sure what better argument could not be made. Have fun with the lightning bugs and the other creatures of the night and see first hand why we need to protect the darkness of our skies!
EquipmentCanon EOS 1000D On tirpod, iso 1600, f/3.5, Canon Lens
Descriptionsunset and venus in a village at The Zagros Mountains
Photographermohammad reza ghorbanzade
Equipmentcanon 400d with lenz 18-55
Descriptionexp:30s iso:1600 ap:3.5
PhotographerVictor C. Rogus
EquipmentCannon 60Da camera with a Zeiss 35mm manual focus lens, on a Losmandy G-8 GEM as a camera tracker.
Description"The Northern Cross", is an asterism of the constellation, Cygnus. When we look at this asterism we are looking into the center of the Milky Way's disk. The "galactic plane" or equator passes right through this star field! Step out on any Summer's night and it will be in the sky above you!
LocationInside Haleakala Crater Maui Hawaii
EquipmentCanon 5D mkiii 14mm Samyang lens Ioptron SkyTracker Three 60 sec images
DescriptionA three image panographic photo from inside Haleakala Crater ...Crater lighting by a 31% waxing moon