Photo GalleryEditors' Choice Archive
Date3 March 2010
Equipment106mm Ha solartelescope, Imaging source DMK41
DescriptionIt's so nice that the sun is finally showing us some action!
Date03/04/10 at 9:00 pm
EquipmentAT 66mm,coupled to a modified Canon XT on a Celestron CI 700 GEM.
DescriptionThis image is the result of 60, 2 minutes light subs. IC 2177 is a very large emission nebula between the constellations of Monoceros and Canis Major. This nebula is also known as the Seagull Nebula
EquipmentDSC-H50; no mount just tripod
DescriptionHere's how the annular solar eclipse on January 15, 2010, appeared from Delhi, India. Although the photographer was far away from the central line of eclipse, in this view the Moon clearly looks smaller than the Sun.
Date2010/01/15, 06:00 UT.
EquipmentBresser Skylux 70mm F10 refractor, Canon EOS 450D, JMB Solar Filter 60/75mm, ISO 400, exposure 1/125 sec.
DescriptionWith a small telescope and a solar filter, prominent sunspots were visible during the Annular Eclipse of January 15, 2010. Atmospheric turbulence is also evident in the image, due to the very low altitude of the eclipsed rising sun.
LocationBuena Vista, GA
Date06:50:00 UT 1-11-10
EquipmentC14@f/36 AP1200 mount Lumenera 2-0M camera
DescriptionThis image of Mars was taken under good seeing conditions approximately two weeks before the 2010 opposition.
LocationDeath Valley, California
DateDec 13, 2009 8PM-2AM
EquipmentOrion Sirius mount, Nikon D300 with 24mm f/2 lens at f/2.8. 650 frames at 30 seconds, ISO 6400.
DescriptionI wanted to get meteor trails showing the radiant near Castor. Since it wass snowing near Reno had to go far south. Worked well, but all the really brilliant meteors were near the horizon, and thus not in the picture.
EquipmentCanon 350D (self-mod Baader UV/IR filter), Zenitar firstname.lastname@example.org($9) with B&W Redhancer filter, auto-guided on Losmandy G-8 with Astrolumina through TAIR 300/4.5; 19x10min @ISO1600 + 15x30s @ISO1600 Preprocessed in IRIS, post-processing in PS CS2&CS4 Adzine Livade (Adza's meadows), Sumadija, Serbia, Balkans.
Description...amazing revealing of dust, nebula, stars, clusters just popped out after modifying my DSLR for better response to important wavelengths from space. A true winter constellation in another view.
PhotographerCraig & Tammy Temple
DateNovember 5, 11 & 12, 2009
EquipmentTelescope: Astro Tech AT8IN 8” f/4 Newtonian Accessories: Baader MPCC Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G controlled by EQMOD Guiding: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider on William Optics ZS66 Camera: Self-modified Canon Digital Rebel XT Acquisition: ImagesPlus 3.75 Camera Control
DescriptionThe Wizard Nebula is a large, diffuse HII region in Cepheus associated with the star cluster NGC7380. It is ionized by the binary star DH Cephei. Stewart Sharpless cataloged this as object 142 in his 1959 catalog. This image is a composite of 6 hours of RGB color data combined with 3 hours of Hydrogen-Alpha data.
DateNovember 12, 2009
EquipmentCelestron 9.25 reduced 0.63, SBIG ST-4000XCM, Astro-Physics Mach1GTO
DescriptionJones-Emberson 1 (PK164+31.1) in Lynx, 16x10min, Imager Temp -20C, 50% Crop. Coordinates: 07h 57m 30s; +53º 25 ’ 30’’. Jones-Emberson 1 (PK164+31.1) is a 14th magnitude planetary nebula in the constellation Lynx at a distance of 1600 light years. It is a larger planetary with low surface brightness. The 16.8-magnitude central star is very blue white dwarf. Discovered in 1939 by R. Jones and R. Emberson, it's "PK" designation comes from the names of Czechoslovakian astronomers Perek and Kohoutek, who in 1967 created an extensive catalog of all of the planetary nebulas known in the Milky Way as of 1964.
PhotographerCraig & Tammy Temple
DateOctober 18, 19, 2009
EquipmentAstro Tech AT8IN 8” f/4 Newtonian with Baader MPCC, guided; Orion Atlas EQ-G; Modified Canon Digital Rebel XT; Astronomik CLS-CCD EOS Clip; 98 x 240s @ ISO 800; ImagesPlus 3.75, Adobe Photoshop CS4, Gradient XTerminator, Noise Ninja, Noel Carboni's Tools
DescriptionM33 is a magnitude 6.27 spiral galaxy lying about 3 million light-years away in the constellation Triangulum. It was cataloged by Charles Messier in 1784, but was possibly discovered by Giovanni Batista Hodierna in 1654. The Triangulum Galaxy is known to contain many huge H-II regions - one being the largest known.