Photo GalleryEditors' Choice Archive
Photographer(Mr) Lynn Hilborn
DateMarch 22,29 and April 12,2011
EquipmentTaken with TEC 140 @f7 and FLI ML8300 camera.G11 mount with Gemini. WO66 guidescope with DSI PROII camera.
DescriptionLeo Triplet, M65, M66 and NGC 3628 group of galaxies. LLRGB with4 hours of Lum and 45m each RGB all binned 1x1. By Lynn Hilborn, WhistleStop Obs, Grafton, Ontario on March 22,29 and April2, 2011.
Date3-18-2011 @ 8:06 PM
EquipmentThis image was shot with my Nikon D80 through my Celestron Nextar 6SE Telescope.
Description2011 Supermoon as seen from Maryland shortly after rise.
Date14:05 CET, 07.03.2011
Equipment1 frame @ ISO 100, 1/1000s GPU Optical 102/640 APO on a Losmandy G11 Herschel Prism Telextender Meade 2x, Canon EOS 550D
DescriptionAfter a long and cloudy winter here, in Southern Poland (Krakow) I had the chance yesterday to observe and photograph an ISS transit of the Sun. To my surprise, the shuttle is undocked and it can bee seen on the picture.
LocationRancho Hidalgo, NM
DateFebruary 7 and 25, 2011
EquipmentTelescope: TEC-140 (F7) Camera: SBIG ST-8300M Mount: AP900 FTO Luminance: 18x10 minutes Red: 9x10 minutes Green: 9x10 minutes Blue: 9x10 minutes
DescriptionThis is a picture of M78 , a reflection nebula in the constellation Orion. This is the brightest reflection nebula in the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex and is about 1600 light years from earth.
PhotographerEfrain Morales Rivera
LocationAguadilla, Puerto Rico
EquipmentLX200ACF 12 in. OTA, CGE mount, PGR Flea3 Ccd, TeleVue 3x barlows, Astronomik LRGB filter set.
DescriptionSaturn with its magnificent (Serpent) Storm system in which has incircled close to two thirds of northern pole region. Will the two ends meet? time will tell, Hopefully it will be around at opposition for a closer/brighter view. Also on this image two moons are visible they are Rhea and Tethys.
Dateover 5 nights in October/November 2010
EquipmentTeleVue NP 101is telescope @f4.3 and a FLI ML8300 camera. Image is LRGB and Ha all binned 1x1. Mount is a pier mounted G11.
DescriptionA rarely photographed combination. Giant molecular cloud and dust lanes in Perseus. On the left is IC348 a bright young cluster settled in the reflection nebula of this giant cloud. On the right side of this 2 frame mosaic is NGC 1333 and area of star birth surrounded by dark lanes of cosmic dust. Each frame is 9 hours of exposure for a total 18 hours over 5 nights in October and November 2010. Taken by Lynn Hilborn, WhistleStop Observatory, Grafton, Ontario.
LocationCimone Trentino North Italy
Date2011 january 23 UT 12.42.53
EquipmentCanon eos 40D - Meade ETX 90 optical assembly- Manfrotto photo tripod - Thousand Oaks glass solar filter
DescriptionI captured an ISS transit in the front of the Sun with a very simple astrophotography set up. Just a Canon 40D body camera at the prime focus of a Meade ETX 90 optical tube, a little Maksutov with a Thousand Oaks glass solar filter density 5, at F/13.2 set on a photographic Manfrotto tripod.
EquipmentCanon 350D and 100mm lens
DescriptionPartial Solar Eclipse 01/04/11
Date1/4/2011, 10.29 AM
EquipmentCanon 40D, Vixen VMC110L and tripod.
DescriptionFlyby of a plane over the solar surface during the Parcial Solar Eclipse 2011 seen from Romania.
LocationG.V. Schiaparelli Astronomical Observatory -Varese- Italy (Campo dei Fiori Mount 1226 m slm)
Date31122010 04.45 U.T.
EquipmentC14 SCT + Webcam life cam hd + barlow 2x
DescriptionThe storm seems to be less bright than last week, probably because the strong wind on Saturn have stretched it out. New cells are visible!! A great occasion for the planet photographer!