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LocationSanta Cruz, CA
Equipment135mm Canon telesphoto at f/4, 1 second exposure, fixed mount on tripod. Canon 5DMII
DescriptionLooking from the Westside of Santa Cruz, CA, comet PanStarrs and the crescent moon.It was only barely visible to the unaided eye, and seen better in binoculars. But it is a far cry from comet McNaught in January 2007 from the same location. PanStarrs is much dimmer and really requires binoculars to easly observe.
LocationChristchurch, New Zealand
Date28 February 2013 NZDT 21:57
EquipmentTakahasi E-180ED 500 mm f/2.8 astrograph with Canon 60Da
DescriptionI used the Takashshi E-180ED astrograph to capture this twilight vistor about 90 min after sunset. Obviously, it was easily visble by an unaided eyes. Under 7X50 binoculars, I was barely to see three comet tails.
PhotographerRUBEN PEREZ DE PAULA
DateMarch 2 2013 - 21:30 local time
EquipmentCANON 7D , fixed on tripod, remote shutter, exposure 20 s. ISO 500, no tracking. f 6.3
DescriptionThis is probably one of the last chances to see the comet PANSTARRS from the Montevideo, Uruguay , as the comet goes now to the north. Barely visible at naked eye, but a very clear and beautiful sigth with binoculars ( 7x50). Photo at "Punta de las Carretas" , on the shore of the Rio de la Plata . Hope you in the north will have clear skys!
PhotographerEfrain Morales Rivera
LocationAguadilla, Puerto Rico
EquipmentEquipment: LX200ACF 12 in. OTA, CGE mount, Flea3 Ccd, TeleVue 3x barlows, Astronomik RGB filter set.
DescriptionJupiter on February 26th,27th. The Great storm approaching the limb with its trailing end wakes and very pronounce dark spots on the northern regions and the northern small cyclonic storm very active.
PhotographerHoward H Bower
EquipmentEquipment : Takahashi FSQ106ED@F/5, AP Mach 1 GTO, FLI ML16803, SX Lodestar & Astrodon MOAG
DescriptionSimeis 147, also known as Sharpless 2-240 is a large and extremely faint supernova remnant lying on the border of the Constellations Taurus and Auriga. It is approximately 3000 light years from Earth and covers an area of sky larger than 3x3 degrees. The supernova is estimated to have occurred over 30,000 years ago leaving behind this remnant and a spinning neutron star at its center designated as a pulsar PSR JO538+2817. It was discovered in 1952 in Simeis a then part of the USSR. The narrowband image is a composite of 36 hours of exposure.
PhotographerAlbert van Duin
DateFebruary 10, 2013
EquipmentHomebuilt 16"(400mm) F/4.5 Newtonian on a 10Micron GM2000 QCI and a QSI583wsg CCD with Astronomik Type 2C filters
Description59 exposures of 180s each, 23x L, 12x each RGB Preprocessing, stacking ,gradient removal, LRGB combination and HDR multiscale transform in PixInsight 1.8.
LocationS Johns, Florida
Date10:50pm EST 1/21/13
EquipmentImaged with the AP130EDFGT with a Canon 7D @ prime focus on a home shop built alt/az mount. ISO 640, 1/320 sec @f/6.3.
DescriptionBeautiful conjuction imaged through hazy skies here in North Florida.Too many clouds to try and spot or image Jupiter and the Moon this afternoon.
LocationRancho Hidalgo, NM
DateSeptember 1 - December 3, 2012
EquipmentTelescope: TEC-140 (F7) Camera: SBIG ST-8300M Mount: AP900 GTO Ha: 17x30 minutes SII: 18x30 minutes OIII: 19x30 minutes
DescriptionThis is an image of NGC7635, also known as the Bubble Nebula. This is an emission nebula about 11,000 light years away in the constellation Cassiopeia. This image was captured using narrowband filters.
Date12/25/2012 6:45 PM EST
EquipmentCelestron AstroMaster 90, Orion VersaGo III Altazimuth Mount, Canon T2i DSLR
DescriptionThe 95% waxing gibbous Moon on Christmas, with Jupiter and three of the Galilean Moons visible, from lower left to upper right diagonally, Callisto, Ganymede and Europa. Io is not visible because it was transiting Jupiter at the time. This is a composite photo from three images, in order to compensate for the relative brightness of the objects as well as the total field of view.
PhotographerRichard D. Walker
LocationRapid City, South Dakota
DateJanuary 3-5, 2013
EquipmentCamera: SBIG STF 8300 CCD operating @ -30c (40%-50% capacity) Baader 36 mm narrowband filters and SBIG FW5 filter wheel SII: 20 minute subs totaling 4 hours 20 minutes (Red) Ha: 20 minute subs totaling 4 hours 40 minutes (Green) OIII: 20 minute subs totaling 5 hours 30 minutes (Blue) Color Mapping: Hubble, SHO Total intergration: 14.5 hours Mount Losmandy G11 Imaging Scope: TMB 92ss Triplet Guide Scope: Vixen 70mm fl:900mm Guide Camera: Lodestar Capture Software: Nebulosity Guide Software: PHD
DescriptionThe Heart Nebula & NGC 0896, emission nebuli in the Perseus Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy in the constellation Cassiopeia. 7,500 ly from Earth.