Photo GalleryEditors' Choice Archive
Date1st Aug 2008, 1035
EquipmentCanon EOS 20D
DescriptionI took it in cloudy sky, it was hard!
DateSeveral days June-July 2008
Equipment14" LX200R, STL-11000XM, Paramount ME
DescriptionSome of the lensed galaxies behind Abell 2218 are identified. Note Arc A, 362 and 468 are images of the same galaxy at 10.7 billion light years. The big blue galaxy is UGCA 413 and is only about 320 million light years away. Abell 2218 is 2.07 billion light years away light travel time. Scale 0.25" per pixel.
PhotographerEfrain Morales Rivera
LocationAguadilla, Puerto Rico
EquipmentLX200gps 10in.ota, CGE Mount, DMK21AF04, Astronomik LRGB filter set, Atik MFW, TeleVue 3x barlows.
DescriptionJupiter and its storms trailing behind the Great Red Spot. Jupiter at its lowest angle for this year for northern latitude making it a difficult subject to image.
EquipmentCelestron 10" Newt atop an Orion Atlas Mount Self modified Canon 350Da. 30x0 Sec exp ISO 100.
DescriptionThe nearly full Moon. Saturation tweaked to show that the more color differentiation.
DateMay 6th, 2008, 20:17:03
EquipmentCanon EOS 30D with 70-300mm Sigma zoom @70mm
DescriptionI took a picture of waxing Moon in a nice par environment and initially did not realize I was also picturing Merure with such a rare, bright apperance
DateJun 4th, 2008 at 21h06 UT
EquipmentWilliam Optics ZS80FD+0.8xFR, Canon 350D.
DescriptionI got so lucky that night; in between clouds, the Moon showed up for this long awaited crescent.
LocationNorth Haven NSW Australia
DateMay 23 2008 - 8.30-930pm Local Time
EquipmentMeade LX-90 20cm @ F5 with Meade DSI 25 x 11.8 second exposures over 45 minutes (unprocessed) Poor seeing with unsteady coastal air.
DescriptionAnimation of the noticeable movement of Comet Boattini as it makes its way toward the Sun.
LocationSte-Angèle de Laval, Qc, Canada
Date18 may 2008, 2:00 A.M.
EquipmentCanon EOS 350D on a tripod, with 50 mm F1,8 Canon lens
DescriptionGibbous moon one hour before she sets down at horizon, over Laviolette Bridge and St-Lawrence river near Trois-Rivières city in province of Québec, Canada.
LocationFlint Hills - Kansas.
DateMay 4, 2008, 10:01 pm, CDT
EquipmentThis is a 3 minute exposure with a Canon Rebel XTi (Hutech modified) and a 24mm Nikkor lens @ f/4 and a Tiffen Fog2 filter at ISO 800.
DescriptionAfter being reminded of the alignment of Mars with Pollux and Castor in Gemini, I made this image after photographing Mercury and the Pleiades. The glow in the bottom right of the pic is from the zodiacal light.
PhotographerRichard S. Bell
DateMay 6, 2008 @ 8:37 pm EDT
EquipmentCanon 300D and Sigma 70-300mm zoom lens set at 214mm.
DescriptionThe eastern-half of North America was treated to a nice conjunction of the Waxing Crescent Moon and Mercury on the evening of May 6. The weather turned out to be near-perfect in West Michigan that day so I was able to capture the scene above. The only thing that's missing is a gentle spring breeze and the sound of geese "honking" in the distance. Mercury can be found about 2 degrees below and slightly to the left of the 2% illuminated Moon.