Photo GalleryEditors' Choice Archive
LocationRancho Hidalgo, NM
DateSeptember 1 - December 3, 2012
EquipmentTelescope: TEC-140 (F7) Camera: SBIG ST-8300M Mount: AP900 GTO Ha: 17x30 minutes SII: 18x30 minutes OIII: 19x30 minutes
DescriptionThis is an image of NGC7635, also known as the Bubble Nebula. This is an emission nebula about 11,000 light years away in the constellation Cassiopeia. This image was captured using narrowband filters.
Date12/25/2012 6:45 PM EST
EquipmentCelestron AstroMaster 90, Orion VersaGo III Altazimuth Mount, Canon T2i DSLR
DescriptionThe 95% waxing gibbous Moon on Christmas, with Jupiter and three of the Galilean Moons visible, from lower left to upper right diagonally, Callisto, Ganymede and Europa. Io is not visible because it was transiting Jupiter at the time. This is a composite photo from three images, in order to compensate for the relative brightness of the objects as well as the total field of view.
PhotographerRichard D. Walker
LocationRapid City, South Dakota
DateJanuary 3-5, 2013
EquipmentCamera: SBIG STF 8300 CCD operating @ -30c (40%-50% capacity) Baader 36 mm narrowband filters and SBIG FW5 filter wheel SII: 20 minute subs totaling 4 hours 20 minutes (Red) Ha: 20 minute subs totaling 4 hours 40 minutes (Green) OIII: 20 minute subs totaling 5 hours 30 minutes (Blue) Color Mapping: Hubble, SHO Total intergration: 14.5 hours Mount Losmandy G11 Imaging Scope: TMB 92ss Triplet Guide Scope: Vixen 70mm fl:900mm Guide Camera: Lodestar Capture Software: Nebulosity Guide Software: PHD
DescriptionThe Heart Nebula & NGC 0896, emission nebuli in the Perseus Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy in the constellation Cassiopeia. 7,500 ly from Earth.
PhotographerOdilon Simões Corrêa
LocationAraxá, MG Brazil
Date28 Nov 2012 - 23:57:25 UT
EquipmentMeade Lx50 SC 10" F/10 and Canon EOS 600D/T3i at prime focus.
DescriptionThis 1/80 sec. single frame at ISO-100, shows the final moments of the reappearance of Jupiter from the lunar occultation that took place on November 28th, 2012.
EquipmentCanon 1000D on a tripod
DescriptionGood night beside the tomb of Cyrus the Great This photo was created in 60 minutes exposure include 120 frames 30 seconds
LocationAnthem, AZ USA
DateNov.18th, 2012 10:54am Local time
EquipmentLunt 152mm BF3400 and Flea2 ccd video camera.
DescriptionThe prominence had become detached from the sun in 1 hour.
LocationMount Molloy, Australia
DateNov. 14, 2012
EquipmentBorg 77mm f/6.5 refractor; Kenko Skymemo mount; Nikon D300.
DescriptionThis image shows the solar corona. Exposures ranging from 1/2000 to 1/4 second were digitally composited to create this image.
PhotographerNiels V. Christensen
EquipmentMeade 16" telescope, LX200ACF on wedge. SBIG ST-8XME mono camera. Astronomik Ha,OIII,SII,RGB filters used.
DescriptionA M42 center collage picture that consist of 3 individual pictures. 1. A Ha BW picture. 2. A LUM(Ha)RGB picture. 3. A LUM(Ha)SIIHaOIII picture. Very few subs/frames were needed to take this collage picture due to the very intense light coming from the M42 center area.
EquipmentOrion 8" f/4.9, SBIG ST-8300M
DescriptionThe Outer Limits Galaxy, NGC891
Date11/09/2012 10:15pm EST
EquipmentMeade LX50 10"SCT and an Imaging Source DFK21AU04 camera. I also used a 2x Barlow for an f/20 focal raio
DescriptionThe seeing was fairly good in Southeastern Pennsylvania on this evening. Unfortunately, there were not any Galilean moon transits taking place and the Great Red Spot was on the other side of the planet at the time. However, Jupiter's clouds are most impressive with Io nearby.