Photo GalleryEditors' Choice Archive
LocationMidland Park, NJ
Date9.19 & 9.25.2008
EquipmentSelf modified 400d, Borg 76ED + Astro-Tech FF 50 by 360 second ISO800 exposures Astronomik CLS Clip and Baader UV-IR Cut Filters Atlas EQ-G + EQMOD, Takahashi FS-60C + DSI Pro I Guided Maxim DL v5 : Pulse Guiding, Acquisition, Calibration [30D|30B|30F] and SD Mask Combine Processed in PSCS2 + GXT & Noel Carboni's
DescriptionAt an apparent magnitude of 4.4, the Andromeda Galaxy is notable for being one of the brightest Messier objects, making it easily visible to the naked eye even when viewed from areas with moderate light pollution. Although it appears more than six times as wide as the full moon when photographed through a larger telescope, only the brighter central region is visible with the naked eye.
LocationSharbot Lake, Ontario, Canada
DateSeptember 12, 2009 @ 10:00pm
EquipmentCanon Rebel XT with Sigma 17-70 @ 17mm, F2.8, ISO 800, 30 seconds, Sherpa Tripod. I used a low power flashlight to "paint" the dock.
DescriptionWhile photographing summer skyscapes, a very bright meteor appeared near the horizon. It was short lived but extremely intense.
LocationPowder Springs, GA
Date09 August 2009 3:01am
EquipmentCelestron C-14, Celestron CGE Mount, DMK 21 AF04 Camera.
DescriptionJupiter showing the GRS, Callisto, Europa and the Impact site at upper right hand.
LocationKathleen, Georgia, USA
Date708 UT August 9, 2009
EquipmentA TEC 200 at F-32 with a color SkyNyx camera on an AP 1200 Mount.
DescriptionThe impact under high contrast appears to have broken into four dark spots with two spots close side by side.
LocationNear Chongqing, China
DateJul 22, 2009, about 01:15 UT
Equipment* Skywatcher ED80 f/7.5 refractor riding on a Vixen GP mount * Canon EOS 350D @ ISO 200, RAW mode * Computer-controlled image acquisition with DSLR Remote Pro
DescriptionDigital composite of the solar corona from 28 frames. A total of seven 11-stop sequences (from 1/500 to 2s) were acquired during totality, of which only the best four (exp. times 1/15s, 1/8s, 1/4s, 1/2s) were used in the composite. In spite of the presence of high cirrus clouds, the wispy details of the inner corona are clearly visibile.
DateJuly 22, 2009
EquipmentBorg 77mm ED f/6.5 refractor Kenko SkyMemo mount Nikon D300
DescriptionA composite image of the corona combining 12 exposures ranging from 1/1000 to 2 seconds, taken through thin clouds.
LocationBucegi Mts., Romania
DateJune 19th, 2009
EquipmentCanon EOS 5D and Canon EF 17-40 f/4L, 30s exposure at f/4.5, ISO 3200.
DescriptionMilky Way above the Sphinx in Bucegi. The Sphinx is a famous geomorphological structure in Bucegi mountains. Some people think it was carved by the Dacians and is an astronomy related monument.
Date6-09-09 about 5:30 EDT
EquipmentTEC 200 refractor on a AP 1200 Mount. The camera was a SkyNyx color model. F- 25.
DescriptionThe transit on both Ganymede's and Io's shadow with Io in transit on the disk of Jupiter.
Date1:00am May 24 2009
EquipmentCanon 40D and Tokina 10-17mm fisheye lens
DescriptionThe Milky Way is starting to appear here in Saskatoon. As I was imaging, I was treated to an Aurora with a beautiful Violet tinge just above the usual green.
LocationFort Davis, TX
DateMay 25, 2009
EquipmentPiggybacked on top of 12" LX200GPS using a Canon Rebel Xsi.
DescriptionThe galactic core of our home in the Universe, the Milky Way.