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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!
LocationGlen Allen, VA USA
DateNovember 21, 2007 4:50 UT
Equipment8" Celestron and DMK21AF04.AS
DescriptionThe Mare Cimmerium, Tyrrhenum, and Northern polar haze are prominent. As well as the bright area surrounding Elysium Mons. www.skynoir.com
LocationNew Smyrna Beach, FL
Date11/9/07 all night
EquipmentOrion ED80 Imaging Scope, Orion Sirius mount, Orion ST80 guidescope with Meade DSI-c. Canon RebelXT modified by Hap Griffin for imaging.
DescriptionIC443 the Jellyfish Nebula. 3 hours and 20 minutes with darks/flats and bias frames. IC 443 (also known as the Jellyfish Nebula) is a Galactic supernova remnant (SNR) in the constellation Gemini. Imaging scope was Orion ED80 - Orion Wideband Filter Canon Rebel XT - Hap Griffin Modified 40 x 300s Guided with PHD & EQMOD DSLR Focus V3, IRIS, PS CS3
PhotographerGabor Szitkay, Barnabas Koch
LocationHungary, Nyul village, A*P*O Observatory
DateNov. 4. 2007 22:00UT
Equipment180mm Nikon ED at F5,6, modified Canon 30D, Fornax 100 mount.
DescriptionThis photo shows Comet Holmes trough a 180mm Nikkor tele. The image is stacked from 20x155" images at ISO1250. You can see an intersting effect around the bright stars, because we used the F2.8 tele at F5.6.
EquipmentI used a Hutech modified Canon Digital Rebel XTi Camera with a Sigma 30mm lens on a Takahashi EM-10 equatorial mount. The shot is a composite of 20 images that are each 5 minutes long taken at ISO400 f/4.0. Stacking of the images was done in ImagesPlus 2.80 software and final processing in Adobe Photoshop CS2.
DescriptionThis is a widefield shot of the Orion constellation region. Not only in the familiar shape of the constaellation is visible, but also the bright red loop known as Barnard's Loop, The Rosette Nebula in the upper left as well as the bright start Sirius in the lower left of the frame.
LocationChisos Basin Big Bend National Park Texas
Date9/28/07 6:28 am
EquipmentCanon xti with 10 - 22mm set at 11mm. Camera is set on automatic
DescriptionEary morning shot of Venus rising by Casa Grande in the Big Bend National Park - Texas
LocationN. Billerica, MA
EquipmentCelestron CGE and William Optics 80mm Modified Canon350d and Celestron LPR Filter 33x360sec Processed In Photoshop
DescriptionThe Rosette Nebula
LocationMt Carroll, Illinois
DateNovember 7 11:00 PM
EquipmentCanon 40 D stock camera with Canon 300 mm F 2.8 image stabilized lens
DescriptionThis shot is my first DSLR image captured with a Canon 40D it's a combination of 10 frames at 6 minutes each processed in photoshop CS 3 The shot really shows how nicely the latest digital camera technology performs for astrophotography
LocationThornbury, Ontario, Canada
Date10 November 2007 19:00 EST
EquipmentSkywatcher ED100 Pro telescope, SBIG STL11000M camera
DescriptionComet Homes, stacked image on the comet comet nucleua and processed in Photoshop to bring out details of the comet tail and coma near the nucleus
LocationPetrova Gora (Croatia)
DateNovember 12th, 2007
EquipmentCelestron C10-N, Canon 300d, 12x420sec @ ISO800 Guiding: manually with Maksutov 90/1250 + Microguide EP 12.5mm Mount: EQ6 Vis Proccessing softweare: DeepSkyStacker, PixInsight 1.0, Photoshop CS2
DescriptionThe Horsehead Nebula (also known as Barnard 33 in bright nebula IC 434) is a dark nebula in the Orion constellation. The nebula is located just below Alnitak, the easternmost star of Orion's Belt, and is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex. Left bottom nebula is the Flame nebula