Photo GalleryEditors' Choice Archive
Locationnear Tucson, AZ
DateDec 1, 2008 5:58PM
EquipmentNikon D200, 24mm F/16 exposure 2.5 sec at ISO 200
DescriptionThe Moon, Venus, and Jupiter shine at dusk above a chain fruit cholla cactus in the Arizona Desert.
LocationCity of Florina, Greece
EquipmentNikkor 300mm, f/2.8 @ 5.6 Nikon D70
DescriptionA memorable sky event! At my location, on the northern part of Greece, Venus was almost touched by the moon.
LocationBaton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
DateDecember 1, 2008 5:45 P.M Central
EquipmentCanon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens at f/3.2 Tripod Canon Xti 12 x 2.5s exposure ISO 400
DescriptionConjunction between Jupiter, Venus, and the moon. Nice deep exposure shows surrounding stars.
PhotographerBen & Vic Levis
LocationCarmel, Western Australia
Date1/12/2008 - (9.00pm
EquipmentCamera: Canon 1Ds mkII Lens: Canon EF 400mm f2.8L IS Exposure: 1 Second at f4.0, ISO 1600
DescriptionThis is a three image mosaic, resulting in a 42 megapixel image; which is showing the Moon, Venus, Jupiter and surrounding star field, taken from our home in Carmel, Western Australia. We have also utilised a false colour technique on the earth-shine illuminated part of the moon.
LocationKill Creek Park, Kansas.
DateNov. 18, 2008, 6:28 pm, CST.
EquipmentCanon Rebel XTi (Hutech modified) with a 135mm Nikkor lens @ f/4; 1 minute exposure at ISO 400.
DescriptionI wanted to go deep in the vicinity of Venus in Sagittarius on the night Venus passed less than 2 degrees SSW of the big, bright globular cluster M22. It is amazing just how deep a lens can go at f/4 at ISO 400. Various objects are labelled.
LocationWest Chester, Ohio
EquipmentCamera: SBIG STL-6303 Class 1 with CFW-L 8-position filter wheel and Astrodon Narrowband (H-alpha, SII and OIII) and LRGB filters Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106N Mount: Astro-Phyics AP1200GTO
DescriptionThis is a narrow-band/RGB emulation of the Veil Nebula complex shot from my light-polluted back yard July 2008. H-alpha data was mapped to Red, OIII to green and a blend of H-alpha and OIII (simulating H-beta) to blue. RGB data was added to give the stars a natural color.
PhotographerEfrain Morales Rivera
LocationAguadilla, Puerto Rico
EquipmentLX200ACF 12 in., F/R F6.3, CGE mount, DSI III Pro Ccd, Astronomik LRGB filter set, Atik mfw.
DescriptionOne of many beautiful galaxies in the constellation Fornax. It is a Barred type spiral galaxy with its unique dust bands swirling into the core of the galaxy.
Equipment- Camera, QHY8 - Filters, Baader 7nm H-alpha and Baader 8,5nm O-III - Optics, Tokina AT-X 300mm @ f2.8 - Exposures, 5 X 1200s H-alpha 3 X 1200s O-III 4 X 1200s S-II + flats and bias - Guiding, LX200 GPS 12" + PHD-guiding and Lodestar
DescriptionIn this image colors are showing difference between Double ionized Sulfur (Red), Hydrogen alpha (Green) and triple ionized Oxygen (Blue). This palette is generally known as a Hubble palette by the palette used to processing images from Space telescope Hubble.
DateOctober 30, 2008
EquipmentCanon 350D Hap Griffin Baader Mod Celestron 9.25 reduced 0.63 Astro-Physics Mach1GTO Mount
DescriptionM77 in Cetus 40x180sec at iso 1600 30 Darks/Flats/Bias Messier 77 (NGC 1068), lies about 60 million light years away (approximately the same distance but another direction as the Virgo Cluster) in the constellation Cetus. It is the nearest Seyfert type II galaxy to Earth, but also the most distant Messier object according to some sources. This galaxy has been studied extensively regarding galaxy core supermassive black holes and is thought to contain a monster black hole of 15 million solar masses.
Date24th and 25th september 2008
EquipmentSkywatcher Heq5pro mount, Takahashi FSQ-85, QHY2pro camera, QHY5 guider, Baader filters Ha 7nm SII 8.5nm OIII 8.5nm, Truetech 8pos. filterwheel.
DescriptionA "Hubble" palette narrowband image of the beautiful Pelican Nebula. It's amazing how much detail one can capture even in a very light polluted city like my town, Copenhagen, Denmark.