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LocationFundulea, Calarasi, Romania
Date16 November 2013
EquipmentPhoto taken with a Canon EOS 5D and a Pentax 75 SDHF telescope on a Fornax 10 mount.
DescriptionComet ISON, shot Saturday morning, near Bucharest. Photo taken with a Canon EOS 5D and a Pentax 75 SDHF telescope on a Fornax 10 mount. 5 x 30 s + 32 x 60 s + 10 x 120 s at ISO 1000. The comet was a pretty difficult naked eye object, but very easy in binocs. Now, we only have to wait and hope it will survive the perihelion.
DateNov. 3, 2013
EquipmentSigma 400 mm lens; Nikon D300
DescriptionThis is a composite image of the solar corona created from five separate exposures ranging from 1/500 to 1/2 second.
EquipmentNewtonian 12" powermate 5x rgb filters ASI 120MM losmandy G11
DescriptionJupiter triple shadow Europa,Io,Callisto visible from Athens in day light (10 minutes after sunrise) 2013-10-12
PhotographerAndrea V. Anfossi
LocationBuenos Aires, Argentina
DateSeptember 8, 2013. 7:53 PM (local time)
EquipmentNikon D3100 + Sky-Watcher 150/750 NEQ3, barlow 2x, prime focus method.
DescriptionOccultation/reappearance of Venus by the crescent Moon. In this photo, Venus is reappearing after almost one hour of occultation. A really amazing view!
LocationSão Carlos, SP, Brasil
DateSep 8 2013, 22h UT
EquipmentCanon T2i+Astrotech 65mm f/6.5, 1,6s exp, ISO400. Fixed tripod.
DescriptionThe two brighest objects in the night sky met this evening in a magnificient sight.
LocationPommier Observatory, Portland, Oregon, USA
DateVarious between 2011-10-25 and 2012.-08-14
EquipmentTelescope: Celestron Compustar C14 with 0.75x focal reducer (f/8.3). Camera: SBIG STL 11000M with Baader Planetarium H-alpha, L, R, G, and B filters. Exposures: HaLRGB=240:335:60:60:60 = 12 hours: 35 minutes total exposure.
Descriptionhe Bubble Nebula lies not far from the open cluster M52 in Cassiopeia. The bubble is formed by stellar winds from the hot magnitude 8.7 central star pushing out material in the large molecular cloud within which the star formed. The star appears off center within the bubble because the nebula is denser on one side than the other, resulting in asymmetric expansion. Intense UV radiation from the star causes the surrounding nebula to glow, particularly at the hydrogen-alpha wavelength.
PhotographerFernando Roquel Torres
LocationCaguas, Puerto Rico
Date7/19 /2013 - 8/5/2013
EquipmentMeade LX90, Celestron NexImage 5
DescriptionFrom the Moon ... to Saturn. By Fer
PhotographerCraig & Tammy Temple
LocationHendersonville, TN, USA
DateJune 23, 2013, 10:14am - 10:32am
EquipmentTelescope: Lunt Solar Systems LS60THa/B1200CPT Accessories: JMI EV1n motorized focuser; LS50FHa Double-stack etalon; TeleVue 2.5x Powermate Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2 Camera: Imaging Source DMK31 Exposure: 35.9ms Gain: 663 Length: 1:30 @ 15fps each panel (9 panels) Acquisition: Fire Capture Processing: Registax 6 Post-processing: ImagesPlus 5.0; Adobe Photoshop CS5
DescriptionIn this mosaic of the Sun, you will find many active regions with plages and filaments as well as some nice prominences along the solar limb. The active regions in this image are AR1776 & AR1773 (top left), AR1772 (top right), and AR1775 (lower right).
PhotographerAndre van der Hoeven
EquipmentTelescope: TEC-140 Camera: QSI-583 Mount: Skywatcher NEQ-6 Exposures: H-alpha: 6 x 1800s (3nm Astrodon) OIII: 9 x 1800s (3nm Astrodon) SII: 3 x 1800s (3nm Astrodon) RGB: 3 x (4 x 600 s Astrodon True RGB) Total exposure time: 11 hours
DescriptionNGC 7000 is also known as the North America Nebula with the so called Gulf of Mexico. In this area the Cygnus Wall can be found. This part is the Mexican and Middle American part of the Nebula. It’s one of the most interesting parts of the nebula because this is a region of active star formation. Very near to the Wall a dark area (the Gulf of Mexico) can be seen that consist mainly of cold gas and dust, the ingredients for new stars. The wall actually is an ionization front where UV light from young stars ionize the cold hydrogen gas and make it glow in its typical red color.
EquipmentCanon EOS 5D Mark II Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Loptron SkyTracker
DescriptionThe stars of constellation Andromeda and the magnificent neighboring galaxy M31 rise above the highest peak of Mount Gongga. Enjoying the fame as" The King of Sichuan Mountains", Mount Gongga is the easternmost 7,000 metres (23,000 ft) peak in the world and the third highest peak outside of the Himalaya/Karakoram.