Photo GalleryEditors' Choice Archive
DateJan 20, 2008, 5:32PM
EquipmentSnapshot with handheld Sony DSC-V3
DescriptionA vortex, probably from a passing plane, seems to be suspended in a display of colorful nacreous clouds after sunset. The vortex was writhing and corkscrewing, giving a stunning 3-dimensional effect.
Location35 km north of linz, austria
Equipment9" TMB Apo SXVF H36 (crop)
Descriptionf/18 (big barlow) for luminance 9" TMB Apo f/9 for rgb all 1x1 binned 18x4 min lum 5x4 min rgb each channel seeing excellent! www.stargazer-obseravtory.com
LocationMaurice, LA, USA
DateDec 31, 2007, 1:00 UT
EquipmentTelevue TV-85 w/0.8x FR/FF (480mm F.L.), Meade SN-8 at F/4 w/MPCC (812mm F.L.), Hutech Canon 350XT, IDAS-LPS, Atlas EQ-G w/EQMOD.
Description81x60 sec @ ISO 1600 of the comet and M33 combined with 30x300 sec @ ISO 1600 of M33 taken with the TV-85 on Dec 4, 2007. Additional 27x180 sec @ ISO 1600 of M33 taken with SN-8 on Oct 6, 2007. IRIS, Registar, Gradient XTerminator, PS w/Noel Carboni's Astronomy Tools.
Locationnear Bolu, Turkey
Date26th December 2007
EquipmentCanon EOS 5D camera at ISO 3200, 100-400 mm lens at 400 mm, composite of 1-minute exposure f/5.6 and 2-minute exposure at f/11 to prevent Mars' glare. All system piggybacked on an 8" Meade LX10 SCT.
DescriptionMars at opposition passed 2.5 degrees north of bright open cluster M35 and its companion NGC2158. This is the second close pass of Mars, thanks to its retrograde motion, the first was in early October and the last will be in mid-March.
DateDEC 15th 2007 10 AM
DescriptionSun dogs at sunrise.
LocationIsrael, Negev Desert
DateDecember 6th 2007, 4.15 am
EquipmentCanon 30D with Sigma 30mm lens stopped down to f/2.8, exposure of 15 seconds.
DescriptionAt Technion, Haifa, I had an opportunity to go to the Negev Desert and take a picture of 17P/Holmes. The sky was slightly illuminated by the waining Moon.
LocationTradate, VA, Italy
Date13 december 2007, 21.14 UT
EquipmentCanon 350D, 8mm f/3.5 objective, ISO 400, 60 s exposure.
DescriptionA Geminid fireball on 13 december 2007, 21.14 UT
LocationJMSM Observatory, Mayhill, NM
DateOctober 29 through November 7, 2007
Equipment# Telescope: TMB152, 1200mm FL # Mount: Paramount ME # Camera: SBIG STL-6303 CCD, AstroDon E-Series TruBalance Ha and RGB Filters
DescriptionThree panel mosaic of the California Nebula. Exceptionally deep (both in detail and color) and much higher resolution than normally seen on this object (due to the mosaic at longer focal length). Full resolution image is ~5800x3000 pixels. Image is a combination of Ha and RGB data. The Ha data was used for the nebula in the red channel (100%) and partially in the blue channel (15%). The red data was used only for the stars in the red channel. The green and blue data were used for the entire image. Total exposure time for the entire image is 26 hours 18.2 minutes.
LocationLos Alamitos, CA
EquipmentTakahashi FS102, SX-AO @.2-.4 sec guider exposures, CS 10 nm HA filter-SX H9, IDAS LPR-H9C, G11 HA 14x20 min, RGB 32x20 min.
DescriptionThe Bubble Nebula in HA RGB. LPR and HA filters combined with extended exposure time (15 hours) were used to combat heavy suburban light pollution (Bortle white). The HA filtered images were used to enhance the nebula, tighten the stars, smooth the background, and eliminate light pollution.
PhotographerRichard S. Bell
Date11/30/2007 @ 10:00 pm EST
EquipmentTele Vue Pronto 70 mm refractor (with Focal Reducer/Field Flattener) and Canon 300D piggybacked on 12" LX200
DescriptionThis was my first chance to capture an image of Comet Holmes in over a month (Michigan weather can be very cruel). I'm glad it's still putting on a great show!