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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
PhotographerP. Battaglia, F. Riccio
LocationPasso del Giovà, Apennine Mountains, Italy
DateNovember 2nd, 2007
EquipmentVixen R200SS on a EQ6 (Sky Scan) mount with a Canon EOS 20Da.
DescriptionThe photo shows the Great Orion Nebula, including the blue reflection nebulae NGC 1973, 1975 and 1977. The image is the result of a combination of 5 images: 2 at 800 ISO (5 minutes each), 1 at 100 ISO (5 min.), 1 at 100 ISO (60 sec.) and 1 at 100 ISO (15 sec.).
EquipmentCanon 20D at ISO 400 with Tamron 180mm F/2.5
DescriptionAfter many days of bad weather, we finally had a decent night to image. Using a manual focus Tamron 180mm lens on a Canon 20D, nine three minute subs were taken while piggybacked on a Paramount ME. The exposures were hardly enough to provide data of the tail but there was just enough to make it visible.
LocationMcDonald Observatory, Fort Davis, Texas
Date06/22/2007 @ 22:00 PM approximately
EquipmentNikon D200 camera on a tripod Mount using Tokina 12mm to 24 mm lens. ISO 200, 55 seconds, 12mm at F4.
DescriptionWaited for a pass of the ISS while visiting the McDonald Observatory. Have larger more detailed photo should you need it.
LocationHoogeveen, The Netherlands
Date2007-11-07 23:20 Local Time
Equipment(Self) Modified Canon 350D through a 6" Meade Schmidt Newton on a SkyWatcher HEQ6 Pro, autoguided with a SBIG ST4
DescriptionIt's a 600 seconds ISO 800 image of 17P/Holmes. The image was heavily processed to reveal the tail of the comet. Due to cloudy weather I could take only one 600 seconds shot.
Date11-05-07 9:25 P.M.
Equipment11" Starmaster ELT, Tom'O equatorial platform, Nikon Coolpix 4500, 18mm Radian
DescriptionComet Holmes continues to grow in size.
DateNov. 3-4, 2007, 11:20 PM-12:38 AM
EquipmentTelescope: Vixen 102-ED Camera: ST-10XME Mount: Paramount ME 64 minutes total exposure time
DescriptionThe image shows Comet Holmes' nucleus, bright coma, green halo, and blue gas tail.
LocationAberllefenni, Wales, UK
Date5th Nov '07 - pm
EquipmentCanon 20D 100-400L @ 400mm Celestron CG5 mount
DescriptionStacked composite image of almost 4 hours to show details from core to tail. More info available on my site.
EquipmentTakahashi E200 F4 hyperbolic astrograph and homemade GEM- Modified Canon 350 D
Descriptioncomposite image consisting of 8x20 sec, 8x40 sec, 8x80 sec, 8x 120 sec, 8x240 sec, and 13x 600 sec.