Photo GalleryEditors' Choice Archive
DateJuly 12, 2007
EquipmentCanon EOS 30D with Canon EF 50 f/1.4 at 2.2, 30s at ISO 3200. I used a convex mirror to emulate the effect of a fisheye lens
DescriptionThe image shows the summer sky in all its splendor. The Summer Triangle is high in the sky and the Milky Way is visible from horizon to horizon.
LocationPalomar Mountain, CA
Date7/13/07 at apx.11 pm
EquipmentTec 140 at f/7 Starlight Xpress SXV-H9 AP 900 GTO Tru-Balance 6nu Ha, SII, OIII.
DescriptionI like this image, It's my first with this scope. Seeing was very good that night and it shows a lot of detail for only 2 15min exposures with each filter. Hope you like it to. Robert.
LocationAguadilla, Puerto Rico
DateJuly 30th 00:35ut
EquipmentMeade LX200gps 10in. OTA, Celestron CGE Mount, DMK21AF04 Ccd
DescriptionOn this session of Jupiter Red jr could be seen coming into view on the top right side of the image.
LocationBeg Meil, Bretagne, France
DateJuly 5, 2007 about 0:30 AM
EquipmentCanon 30D at 1600 ASA + Sigma 30mm f/1.4 wide open on a single tripod. Panorama of 5 exposure (10 s each) processed by DxO Optics and then stitched in Photoshop.
DescriptionThe Milky Way seen from northern mid-latitudes, extending nearly vertical between Scorpius (on the right) and Sagittarius (left). To see those constellations, just click here. Jupiter is the brightfull "star" on the top right. At the horizon, under the clouds (lightened by light pollution) one can see the lighthouses of the Glenan archipelago and the lights from boats. Many other pictures taken that night are available at this address.
Locationbackyard observatory-Spotsylvania, Virginia
Datesunday, july22, 2007 10:30EDT
EquipmentAT-66 f/6 refractor piggybacked on CGE 1400
DescriptionShows the close approach of Comet Linear and globular cluster M3.
PhotographerMichael J. Cook
Date2007-07-21 5:47 - 2:31 UT
Equipment0.3m Lx200 f/4 + DSI PRO II 120 x 20s (40 min) No filter Thin cloud and light pollution
DescriptionThe comets faint tail can be seen jetting out to the left of the nucleus. North is up and east is left. The comet was imaged low in the west after the Moon had set, but immersed in a light pollution dome from the City of Toronto.
LocationLinn Co., Kansas, USA.
Date7-17-07; 02:50 UT
EquipmentCanon Rebel XTi with an 85mm Nikkor lens @ f/4. 60 second exposure at ISO 100.
DescriptionRegulus, the "Prince" of Leo, is honored by a gathering of Queen Venus, Queen Luna, and King Saturn. Note 31 Leonis just to the right of Venus, and Eta Leonis in the upper right of the frame.
DateJune 27, 2007 at 5:39am CDT
EquipmentImages were taken using a ToUCam 840Pro camera on a 12-inch Newtonian telscope using eyepiece project at f/65. 700 color frames were combined and enhanced with Registax software to produce the image.
DescriptionThis image was recorded two days after my discovery image. It shows that the dust storm has spread further East across Iapygia Viridis, N. Hellas, and S. Mare Hadriacum. New dust cloud in Syrtis Major. Possible large cloud just East of SPC. This is fun! Jim Melka
LocationNear Vincentown, NJ
Date2:50 EDT 07-08-07
EquipmentMeade Lx90GPS 8 SCT, IR Filter, Orion Solar Filter, Spc900NC webcam
DescriptionCalsky.com gave the time, centeline path, and path across the sun for the 7-8-07 ISS Solar Transit. The predicted path across the disk indicated that the ISS should pass close to the sunspot. I got everything framed, focused, waited for the right time. At transit, I saw a flash across the screen. I opened up the AVI, scanned across the frames and was THRILLED to see I had at leaset one frame that captured both the ISS and Sunspot 963. Imagine my delight to later discover I cpatured 3 frames of the ISS passing
LocationFort Sheridan, Illinois
DateJune 30 2006 11:30 PM
EquipmentPentax 125 SDP with dedicated reducer, Finger Lakes Proline 16803 CCD cam Finger Lakes CFW 4-5 50 mm square filter wheel, Finger Lakes 7 nm HA filter 50 mm square sizedThe FLI proline was operating at a 50 degree delta temp all night...with no problem
DescriptionThis was my first light shot with a new pentax 125 SDP I had the good fortune of finding the dedicated reducer for this scope..which provides a blazing fast F 4.9 with an 88mm image circle. whats even more astounding, this image was taken in a park, 12 miles north of the Chicago downtown loop, with a full moon out, some high, thin Cirrus clouds passing through. bruce karbal