Photo GalleryEditors' Choice Archive
DateJune 19, 2010, 2:35-3:06 am
EquipmentTak Epsilon160, Tak EM200, Canon 450D; further details on the web link, including processing.
DescriptionIt's all on the weblink, including the three versions -- static stars, static comet, and combination. The sky was perfect and I was lucky to catch the comet from a just after 2am, rising over distant mountain ridge. 10 good subs and lots of digital processing (Bernhard Huble method) led to a good result. If you are interested in full-res version for magazine or other use, let me know.
EquipmentED80 with Canon XT CGE Mount Meade DSI - guide on star (not comet) Exposure - 15 mins (3x5)
DescriptionThis one was hard to catch due to it's close timing with twilight...
EquipmentCanon EOS 50D, ef 17-40 lens mounted on a tripod
DescriptionPhoto shows 3 day old Moon over M45 and Venus.
Date4/30/10 - 5/6/10
EquipmentImaging CCD: QSI 540wsg. Imaging Scope: 10" LX200R Guide camera: SX Lodestar Guide scop: SVR90T Filters: Astrodon 5nm OIII and Ha, LRGB
DescriptionThe Cat's Eye is a planetary nebula in the constellation Draco. The bright central core is easily observed in any telescope of moderate aperture. The extended outer halo, which spans more than five light years across, is rarely seen even in long exposure images. This image is a result of a composite of more than 13 hours of both short (1 minute) and long (20 minute) subexposures, which was required to capture the full dynamic range of this very complex nebula.
LocationCimone Trentino North Italy
EquipmentCanon eos 40D at prime focus of a Maksutov Cassegrain Intes Micro Alter M603 on a Vixem GP mount with Skysensor 2000
DescriptionThe moon seems a world in black and white but if we exaggerate the colors in phase of elaboration we realize there of as its surface is various. This is due to differences in chemical components of the lunar surface, due to remixing caused by asteroidal impacts or from lava effusions.
LocationMount Ceder, South Africa
Date12+13 March 2010
EquipmentNikkor 50mm lens 1:1.4 @ f/3.5 Takahashi EM-11 SBIG STL-11000M
DescriptionThis wide field image spans nearly 40x30 degrees in the sky and covers mainly parts of the constellations of Scorpius and Ophiuchus. In the upper right part of the image colorful nebulae around Antares, a massive Red Giant star, are displayed, but also extended dark nebulae lanes, the largest of them the so called Dark River, running from Antares down to the huge Dark Horse nebula complex at the bottom right. Left of center the very faint nebulosity around the star Zeta Ophiuchi can be seen, which has rarely been imaged.
PhotographerEfrain Morales Rivera
LocationAguadilla, Puerto Rico
EquipmentLX200ACF 12 in. OTA, F25, CGE mount, DMK21AF04 Ccd, PowerMate 2.5x barlows, Astronomik LRGB filter set.
DescriptionOn this session conditions were optimum capturing the grand ring planet and with some of its principle moons on the same fov. From Left to Right Titan, Mimas (small dot above the rings right of disc) Dione and Tethys.
LocationBuena Vista, GA
Date03:47 UT 3/1/10
EquipmentC14@f/41 Lumenera 2-0M AP1200
DescriptionThis image of Mars was taken under good seeing as Mars begins to leave the 2010 apparition.
EquipmentOrion 120 ED Atlas EQ-G Canon 350D modified Orion Starshoot autoguider Spike-A-Mask
DescriptionCaptured and pre-process in Nebulosity (Macinosh). Post processing in Photoshop CS4. Taken at our dark sky spot in central NC on 03/06/2010. Seeing was about as good as it gets. Temp was approx. 19 deg F.
LocationPonte Vedra Florida
DateFebruary 8, 2010 4:14 am
EquipmentCanon EOS Rebel T1i, with a Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens; no filters.
Description02/08/2010 at 4:14 am - STS-130 Space Shuttle Endeavor launches into orbit, leaving behind a beautiful reflection on the Intracoastal Waterway. This photo was shot from the Intracoastal Waterway Bridge in Ponte Vedra, Florida; about 115 miles north of the launch pad.