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EquipmentLX200R 8" scope @ f30 (3X barlo, Meade 5000 series) Canon Modified 450XTI DSRL camera. ISO800 large/fine file setting 650 shots taken from live view mode using Image Plus software Registax software for stacking/processing. Photoshop for final adjustments Taken during excellent seeing conditions
DescriptionJupiter and moon Callisto. Taken under excellent seeing conditions.
LocationVan Buren, AR
EquipmentTV60is - 360mm - F6 ST10 xmei ccd Lomsmandy G11
DescriptionComet 103P & NGC 281
LocationUiryeong, South Korea
DateAugust 07, 21 September 04, 2010
EquipmentTakahashi Epsilon130(f3.3 fl=430mm) with cooled EOS350d, EM200 mount, Vixen70s Guide Telescope
DescriptionThere are fantastic blue star, And 35v , nearby Andromeada galaxy(m31)with impressive color difference between star(35v) and galaxy(m31). Total Exp. is 8h 30m with 76 images processed Maxlm DL ver5 (10min x 46 + 3min x 10 + 1min x 20, iso1600)
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.