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Skyscapes & Constellations
EquipmentCanon 40D Camera
DescriptionThis image shows the beautiful nature village Esferjan,Esfahan and Milky Way above it.
PhotographerJay R. Thompson
DateDec. 24, 2012, at 12:14 AM
EquipmentNikon D3100 DSLR on tripod with 30-second exposure at F-stop 11.
DescriptionOver the holidays my sweetheart and I visited her family a little north of Detroit. Around midnight, I took my camera and tripod out the driveway to see if my eye could find more than what we can see from Baltimore, where we live. In addition to my first photo of the Orion nebula, I shot this view of the Big Dipper. Since the hour was far from dusk or dawn, and since I was looking north-ish away from Detroit, I can only guess that the light along the horizon was refracted through the atmosphere from the sun on the other side of Earth. It's a stretch, but it remains my best guess.
LocationGreen Island Australia
DateNov 14, 2012 0440
EquipmentNikon D7000, Nikor 20mm lens,f-2.8, ISO 3200,15sec, ungiuded on a tripod.
DescriptionCrux, the Coal Sack, Eta Carina Nebula, and the Southern Milky Way.
LocationMar del Plata - Argentina
DateJanuary 19, 2013 4:05 UT
EquipmentDigital Pentax with 50 mm. Objetive, 30 sec F/d: 2,8, ISO 400
DescriptionThe Southern Cross with the Lemmon Comet.
EquipmentLens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm Is zoom Mount: EQ5 SynScan Camera: Canon EOS 50D modified Filter: Orion SkyGlow Imaging Filter
DescriptionF/stop: f/5.6 Focal Length: 35mm Exposure: 9*300 sec Guiding: None ISO: 1600
Date10 November 2012
EquipmentCanon 600D with a 8mm fisheye lens at 5.6. ISO 1600, 45s exposure time.
DescriptionA bright fireball of magnitude -8.5m streaks near a solar telescope at the Observatorio del Teide, one of the premiere observing sites for professional astronomy. It is most likely a sporadic meteor, with an unusually green tint.
LocationHaleakala, Maui, Hawaii, USA
Date06/16/2010 5:16 HST
EquipmentNikon D700 DSLR, 85mm, f1.8, 30 sec., ISO 3200.
DescriptionView of the Milky Way as seen in the dark skies of a moonless night near the 10,000' summit of Haleakala Crater, on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Buildings are the Maui Space Surveillance Complex (MSSC), sometimes referred to as Science City.
Equipmentcanon 50D with samyan 8mm
Description5 hours of star trails in fire temple On the night of the winter solstice
EquipmentCanon 60Da, Tripod, Vixen Polarie, 14mm lens. 70'' at ISO1600 F4
DescriptionThe eta Carina nebula imaged about 1 hour before sunrise in the light of dawn. The nebula is bright and was still visible to the naked eye above the Southern Cross. The dar coalsack nebula is visible next to Crux. Below Crux the stars alpha and beta centauri and then the horizon already glowing.
Date13th Jan, 2013 19:00 IST (+5:30 GMT)
EquipmentCanon 500D camera
DescriptionWhile walking along the coast of Worli in Mumbai I saw this beautiful crescent moon shining over the Haji Ali mosque and dargah in Mumbai! I had no tripod along with me and so it was very difficult to capture the moon without any shake! I am happy that I could get a clean and sharp photograph!