Photo GalleryEditors' Choice Archive
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!
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.