Photo GalleryEditors' Choice Archive
EquipmentSkywatcher ED80 and Atik 16IC camera Homemade GEM mount Stack of few frames
DescriptionOccultation of Venus, few seconds after
EquipmentNikon D70S with VR 80-400mm/f4.5-5.6D lens, focal lenth 400mm, expouser time 1/100 sec, ISO 200 Camera time Synchronized with GPS to nerast secind
DescriptionVenus Just appears from behind the Moon.
EquipmentSynta Sky-Watcher 200/1200, Canon350D
DescriptionThis photo I took several minutes after eclipse if Venus from Gliwice, Poland.
LocationQuimper, Bretagne, France
DateJune 18, 2007 about 14:02 UT
EquipmentCanon 350D + Megrez 80/480 refractor on a tripod.
DescriptionToday from France, the Moon was occulting Venus. Unfortunately I wasn't able to see the moments of the emmersion and imersion of Venus because of clouds. But they gave me some nice pictures, filling the blue sky with white patches. With the naked eyes, the show was really impressive: a pale crescent Moon with a bright dot (visible as a Quarter in the instrument). Many other pictures visible in this gallery.
Date2007-06-09, 07:50 UT
Equipment175/1400 TMB Refractor, Coronado PST
DescriptionGood seeing conditions brought good detail. Aperture stopped down to 140mm.
PhotographerDag Sola Orsic
LocationCroatia, island of Dugi Otok, village Luka
EquipmentCanon 1D MarkII with a zoom lens 17-40mm @ 21mm, fixed on a tripod. f/ 5.6 1 min ISO 800
DescriptionI was struck with the beauty of this sceene. Sunset with Venus and some bright stars reflections on the sea surface. Silhouettes of distant islands and lighthouses lights, added to the atmosphere of the moment. I enhenced slightly in Photoshop the visibility of the reflected stars and nothing else.
LocationLower Yosemite Falls
Date5-29-07, 9:54 PM
EquipmentFuji FinePix S5300. Exposure of 15 seconds at F4, 1600 ISO
DescriptionI did this after reading "Moonbows over Yosemite" (S&T, 5/07) My first attempt at doing such. There were about 100 people there. Conditions were perfect. The following night there was cloud cover. Due to the <50% snowpack, I don't expect there will be much water flow by June's full moon.
Date2007-03-14, 22h07 UT
EquipmentLX200 10", F/D=10, Barlow x3, IR-Cut filter, SPX900nc flashed ToUcam Pro1 webcam
DescriptionSaturn under exceptional seeing (my best of 2006-2007 apparition). Mimas and Enceladus had their luminosity separately enhanced; Dione and Tethys come from another avi. Note all of the bands on Saturn, the details in the North of the globe and in the South pole.
LocationKansas City, Missouri, USA
DateMay 19, 2007
EquipmentThis is a 1 second exposure with a 135mm Nikkor lens @ f/5.6 on a Canon EOS Rebel XTi body at ISO 100.
DescriptionHere you see the grand pair above the satellite-like sculpture adorning the top of Bartle Hall in downtown KCMO.
LocationFrankfort, KY USA
Date10:30 p.m. EDT
Equipment104mm Celestron NexStar refractor telescope; Pentax *ist DL 6.1 MP camera at prime focus. Standard tripod.
DescriptionThe Moon and Venus made a lovely pairing in the western sky, though high thin clouds moved in at sunset, making the view and photos less sharp. Still, an eye-catching sight!