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LocationDee Wright Observatory, Oregon
DateJuly 9th, 2010; 11:30pm
EquipmentCanon 5d Mark ii, 24mm
DescriptionSadly, the clouds are lit entirely by light pollution from the cities in the valley behind the mountains. This was shot on a night with just about zero moon light, so the illumination is coming from 80+ miles away and still packs quite a punch. But, I love the color temperature of the light pollution against the deep blue of the stars.
DateAugust 12, 2010
EquipmentCanon 40D digital camera with 10 mm lenses at F4 on Meade LX75 mount for tracking
DescriptionCombination of 21 two-minute exposures. Shows the radiant of Perseid Meteor Shower
Date9/23/09 and 8/6/10
EquipmentImaging Camera: QSI540wsg Imaging Scope: 10"LX200R at F/10 Guide Camera: SX Lodestar Mount: Meade 10"LX200R Filters: Astrodon 5nm OIII, LRGB, IDAS LPS
DescriptionThis is a deep image of the Planetary Nebula NGC 7662, also known as the Blue Snowball Nebula, in the constellation Andromeda. Long exposures using an OIII filter show detail in the rarely seen outer halo.
Equipment11" Celestron Telescope Additional Equipment HyperStar 3 Baader UHC-S Filter Camera Canon/Hutech 350 D Software DeepSkyStacker, Gimp2.6, Adobe Photo Shop Elements 7, and Paint Shop Pro 10
DescriptionThe images were made over a peroid of 3 hours each on June 3rd & June 4th using approx. 500 short 10 second exposures on both nights. The seeing was not as good on the 4th so the images of Ceres are slightly larger.
LocationBuena Vista, GA
Date8-8-10 7:47 & 8:35 UT
EquipmentC14@f/28 Paramount ME PGR Flea 3
DescriptionThe seeing was very good this morning when these images were taken. They feature the close proximity of Oval BA and the GRS.
LocationPaul Gauguin, French Polynesia
DateJuly 11, 2010
EquipmentNikkor 300 mm f/4 lens Nikon D300
DescriptionThis image shows a Baily's bead from the Sun's photosphere.
PhotographerRAMIRO PEREZ DE PAULA
LocationCerro Huiliche-El Calafate-Argentina
Date11/07/2010, during totality
EquipmentSony camera, "point & shoot"
DescriptionOne of the best sights of the 11/7 eclipse was the cone of the shadow of the moon coming to cover our observing site. Usually, when the sun is high at totality, the cone is not that easy to see, but at El Calafate, the sun was very low, so the umbra crossed the site parallel to the ground, and was easily visible and very noted.
LocationYosemite National Park, U.S.
EquipmentCanon EOS 450d, 28mm/f4/15secs, ISO800
DescriptionA moonbow is a rainbow produced by the Moon rather than the Sun. This photo captured a fantastic moonbow over the Yosemite (upper) Fall during the summer season. You may also find a part of Big Dipper from the photo.
LocationAtoll de Hao, French Polynesia
DateJuly 11, 2010 18:44 UTC
EquipmentCanon 7D camera (18 Mpixel) with Takahashi FSQ-106ED telescope and 1.6x Extender-QE 106 mm aperture, Focal ratio of 8 including Extender-QE ISO 400, 1/6000 sec exposure time, no filters
DescriptionPink prominences floating next to the Sun during a total eclipse as seen from the remote atoll of Hao (consisting of a coral reef surrounding a lagoon) about 550 miles east of Tahiti in the South Pacific. Lunar mountains and valleys can also be seen.
Date2008/02/21- 02:00 UT
EquipmentNikon D40 70-200 f. 5,6
DescriptionFantastic lunar eclipse on Bamberg Cathedral (Germany)