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DateMay 19, 2007
EquipmentCanon D30 digital camera on a tripod
DescriptionThe May 19, 2007, conjunction between the moon and Venus.
LocationStargazer Private Observatory
Equipment9" TMB Apo f/22,5 - 2,5 Powermate DMK 21F04
DescriptionDate: 23.4.2007 - seeing 4-5/10; transp. 7/10 Scope: 9" TMB Apo f/ 22,5 (2,5 TV PM) CCD: DMK 21f04 @30 fps Software: Registax 4 Processing: postprocess. PS CS2 further info here: http://stargazer.christelhager.info/sonic/index.html
PhotographerB. Morrissette, T. Johnstone, J. Stetson
LocationSouth Portland, Maine
DateMay 1, 3, 4 2007
Equipment90mm h-alpha telescope and a webcam
DescriptionMy students, B. Morrissette and T. Johnstone, were interested in how sunspots change; here are three observations taken on May 1, 3, and 4.
Date9th May 2007, 2140 GMT+3
EquipmentCanon EOS300D camera (at ISO 800) and 100-400 tele zoom piggybacked on Meade 8" LX10 SCT.
DescriptionVenus continues to pass interesting objects in this fine evening apparition. This time, bright open cluster M35 and its companion NGC2158 are with the bright planet. This picture is a composite of two separate exposures to prevent Venus's glare; 5 minutes at f/11 and 3 minutes at f/5.6.
LocationQuimper, Bretagne, France
Datefrom 05/05 to 04/07
EquipmentOlympus 5060 with a DCL-4337 or Canon 350D with a Barlow 2x + Megrez 80/480 refractor on a tripod. 1/250 s at 200 ASA.
DescriptionThe Moon is alive and is beating like a heart! With last April's Full Moon, I have finished my 2 year libration project and variations in Full Moon's diameter. In this animation, you'll see 2 years condensed in only 2 seconds! This animation is available in 800x800 in that page: www.pixheaven.net/photo_us.php?nom=0505-0704
Equipment35mm camera, mounted on a tracking platform.
DescriptionThese two images were taken during the wonderful Leonid meteor storm of 1998. The first image captures a brilliant bolide as it explodes in the atmosphere. The flash of the meteor was as bright as the full moon. The second exposure was begun immediately following, capturing the ghostly cloud of debris left over from the meteor. That cloud persisted for over 30 minutes. Both images are 15 minute long exposures, guided using a small equatorial mount.
LocationSan Francisco, California, USA
EquipmentCanon XTI, 18 mm Lens.
DescriptionYesterday many halos were seen during the day. The day has ended with a beautiful pillar.
LocationStargazer private observatory near Linz, Austria
Equipment9" TMB Apo f/9 SXV H16 astronomik filters
DescriptionSome decent seeing, even though it was not at its best. LRGB L=3 hours 6x9min R; 6x5min G; 6x10min B; (colors 2x2 bin) for further detail please visit: http://stargazer.christelhager.info/sonic/index.html
DescriptionMy preschool class of 3 and 4 year olds. We have been studying our Solar System and we were given some old copies of your magazine. We made a collage of pictures from the mags. My husband thought it a sacrilege to cut them up. Even tho we talked about Pluto as being a minor planet, it was the favorite of many kids followed closely by Jupiter and Earth. Thanks Jan Pinkham
LocationPune , India
Date14th April 2007 5:50 AM IST
EquipmentKODAK Z612 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA with stand
DescriptionMars getting occulted by the Moon !