Photo GalleryEditors' Choice Archive
LocationKathleen GA USA
Date4-18-08 3hrs 58mins UT
EquipmentTEC 200ED on AP 1200 mount. The camera was a SKYnyx at F-25.
DescriptionSaturn with a zone white storm.
LocationFife Lake Michigan
DateMarch 20-29, 2008
EquipmentMeade DSI PRO III Meade 80 mm APO Piggybacked on a Meade LX200R 10 inch
DescriptionThis is a very nice area of Galaxys. It was captured over several nights. It has 240 minutes of luminance in 5 minute sub frames. It also has 40 minutes of color information per color channel. You can view the full size image here. http://astronomy.qteaser.com/images/M106LRGBfinal.jpg Mark Sibole
DateDecember 11, 2007 10pm
EquipmentFSQ106N Takahashi NJP Temma 2 mount ST2000xm camera with Astrodon filters
DescriptionAn unusual look at the Great Nebula in Orion using Ha, SII, and OIII filters. 32 minutes exposure in each filter, unbinned.
DateMarch 20, 2008
EquipmentCanon 350D Hap Griffin Baader Mod 12x600sec at iso 1600 30 Darks/Flats/Bias Orion ED80 with WO 0.8 reducer/flattener Baader 7nm H alpha filter Orion Atlas EQ-G Mount
DescriptionRosette Nebula in Monoceros imaged under a near full moon and low to the horizon. I am stunned what can be done with a narrowband H Alpha filter, even in bright moonlight.
Date15th Sept 2007
EquipmentTelevue NP101 on Losmandy G11 mount CCD image using Starlight xpress HX916 auto guided using an ST4. HaRGB composite Ha 130mins, Red 30 mins,Green 25 mins, Blue 35 mins. All 5 minute subexposures. No flats or darks.
DescriptionSharpless 2-185, IC 63 and IC 59 near Gamma Cassiopeia. Image is approximately 50 arcminutes wide.
LocationWabaunsee Co., Kansas, USA.
DateMarch 8, 2008, ~ 8:00pm, CST
EquipmentHutech modified Canon Rebel XTi with a 300mm Nikkor lens @ f/5.6, 3 exposures totalling 676 seconds at ISO 800. Stacked with MaxIm DL.
DescriptionHere is tenacious Comet Holmes stopping off San Francisco for some seafood at Scoma's.
LocationLinn Co., Kansas, USA.
DateFeb. 29, 2008, 8:22 pm, CST
EquipmentCanon Rebel XTi with a 135mm Nikkor lens @ f/2.8 - 4, and a 4 minute exposure at ISO 800. Editing done in Canon Zoombrowzer with additional digital darkroom by Sean Walker.
DescriptionI had seen a couple of amazing images of 17P/Holmes approaching NGC 1499 elsewhere on the web, and went out the first available clear night to capture the action. On the evenings of march 7th and 8th, comet 17P/Holmes will pass just "offshore" of "San Francisco!"
Date3H25m-4H12m UT 2/20
Equipment6' dynascope, 10X50 binocculars and naked eye used to sketch color and brightness variations within the earth shadow. The resulting color notes, drawn over printed full moon photos, were used, with video frames of various exposures as reference, to create photoshop paintings conveying my visual impression.
DescriptionThese drawings represent observations made once the sky cleared to the end of totality. Most lunar eclipse photos overrepresent the orange to red colors at the expense of other portions of the spectrum when thay can be detected visually. In this eclipse the observed shadow colors were very 'conventional' neutral gray border to dull yellow to muted orange to dull rusty red-brown, with no sky blue border regions or local regions of distinct colors such as seen in the August 28 and numerous earlier events.
LocationMonterey N,L, Mexico
Date02 - 20 - 08
EquipmentCanon XTi and Zoom 200mm, ISO 400 at F6.5, one picture every 5 minutes.
DescriptionMoon Eclipse over Monterrey City, Mexico
DateWeds, Feb 20, 2008, 7:30pm
EquipmentNikon D40 + Nikkor 18-200mm zoom lens
DescriptionThe clouds parted just in time to see the totality phase of last night's lunar eclipse, as the Moon was rising over the Vancouver skyline.