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Date30/06/07 at 21h37
EquipmentHP Photosmart 850. ISO100 Expo. 1/0.4" F-3
DescriptionSaturn, Venus and "Cristo Rei" (translation: Christ the King) In this picture we can see the planet Saturn in conjunction with Venus underneath of the base of the monument Christ the King. Is a Catholic monument overlooking Lisbon, capital of Portugal. It was inspired by the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and inaugurated on May 17, 1959. In that time Portugal was being ruled by the dictator António de Oliveira Salazar, and it was by his command that the Cristo-Rei was built. The base of the monument, by architect António Lino, is in the form of a gate, standing 75 m (246 ft) tall. At the top is a statue of Christ the Redeemer, designed by sculptor Francisco Franco de Sousa, 28 m (92 ft)-tall. At the base of the statue is an observation deck (altitude: 184 m / 604 ft) providing panoramic views of Lisbon and of the 25 de Abril Bridge, which is located to its immediate left.
Date18 june 2007
EquipmentTelescope C 11 camera ToUcam pro III mount G 11
DescriptionTotal of 1000 frames stacked.
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.