Photo GalleryEditors' Choice Archive
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)
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.