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LocationMt. Everest Base Camp, Tibet
EquipmentTripod-mounted Canon EOS 30D and a zoom lens at 17 mm. The exposure was 60 sec f/4 ISO 1000.
DescriptionOrion rise above Himalaya sky, as the Moon still illuminated Mt. Everest massif.
LocationFremont Peak, CA
DateMorning of 12/1/2008
EquipmentOrion 190mm f/5.3 Mak-Newt Astrograph & Orion StarShoot Pro Color CCD, mounted on the AP900GTO
DescriptionThe colorfully diverse Nebula Complex NGC 2264 contains the Cone Nebula, Foxfur Nebula and Christmas Tree Cluster.
Locationnear Great Falls Montana
EquipmentNikon D300 and short tele
DescriptionThis image taken by my brother-in-law, Gordon Hill, while visiting in Montana.
EquipmentNikon D70s, 18-70 mm lens @ 18 mm
DescriptionA skygazer observe the fantastic Orion nebula with binoculars.
DateDecember 28, 2008
EquipmentBaader Mod Canon 350D, Canon 70-200L f/2.8 lens at 70mm f/3.2, Astronomik CLS Clip Filter, Baader 2" 7nm Ha Filter, Step Down Rings, Astro-Physics Mach1GTO Mount
DescriptionBarnard's Loop (Sharpless 2-276) is an emission nebula in the constellation of Orion. It is part of a giant molecular cloud which also contains the bright Horsehead and Orion nebulae. The stars within the Orion Nebula are believed to be responsible for ionizing the loop. Color Data: 46x120sec at iso 1600 Astronomik CLS Clip Filter Hydrogen Alpha: 15x600sec at iso 1600 Baader 2 inch 7nm H alpha filter Step Down Rings
LocationYinna mountain, Meizhou, China
Date2008.11.20 & 11.30
EquipmentTakahashi FSQ106ED at F5, STL-11000M, Astrodon LRGB filter set, Takahashi EM-200
DescriptionThis is an exposure of 10.5 hours total which reveals the rich nebula around M45. It remind us that our space isn't empty and dark, but full of gas and dust.
LocationCabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
Date12/13/2008 at aprox. 10:55pm
EquipmentKodak Z740 digital camera at F/2.8 for 8 secs at 400 asa.
DescriptionBy shielding the Moon's glare with the roof of the house, I was able to photograph this Geminid meteor gliding through Orion's belt.
LocationMount Olympus, Greece
EquipmentNikon D40x,Tokina 80-400 at 300mm,f/6.3,1/1.3s,ISO400.
DescriptionConjunction between Moon, Venus, and Jupiter, as it sets behind Mount Olympus.
PhotographerCatalin M. Timosca
EquipmentNikon D40X, Dobsonian 8", f/6, 1/2s, ISO1600
DescriptionA lovely scene!!
LocationBariloche, Argentina (41S 71W)
EquipmentCanon XTi, Canon kit lens, tripod mounted.
DescriptionThe triple conjunction of the Moon, Venus and Jupiter, as seen over the city of Bariloche in Northern Patagonia, Argentina, shortly after the sun set behind the Andes Cordillera.