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LocationQuimper, Bretagne, France
DateMarch 3-4, 2007
EquipmentCanon 30D + barlow x2 + Megrez SD 80/480 refractor on a cheap equatorial mount. 1/30 to 8 s. 800 to 1600 ISO.
DescriptionDespite cirrus clouds and haze, we were able to take some pictures of the eclipsed Moon and realize this composite showing the dimension of the Earth's shadow cone. It was easier with a hoop, But the Moon was too high and my girlfriend is too small. We were really really lucky: less than an hour after the end, it started raining for good! :o)
DateMarch 3rd 2007 9:30-11pm
EquipmentNikon D70 digital camera, Nikon 70-300mm lense. Images shot at F/8 from 1/250 to 4 second exposures and at ISO 200
DescriptionThe photograph shows the development of the total Lunar eclipse that on the night of March 3rd 2007. It demonstrates the change from the moon as it would usually be seen through the early stages of eclipse and eventually to totality and the bright red colour that came with it.
PhotographerAmir Hossein Abolfath
Date3rd of March
EquipmentWilliam Optics 110 Apo, Canon EOS 30D
DescriptionThe picture shows an occultation of moon and 56 leonis, a variable star shining around 5th magnitude.
Date2007-03-03 23:40 UT
EquipmentTMB 5" f/6 Apochromat Canon 20D Gemini G41 mount
DescriptionPicture of the March 2007 total lunar eclipse. ISO 100, 780 mm focal length. 8 sec exposure time. Contrast slightly enhanced.
LocationCerro Paranal (ESO VLT), Chile (2500m)
Date20 Jan. 21h30 local time
EquipmentCanon ESO 350D, 18mm zoom @f/3,5, 72s @1600 ISO
DescriptionThe display of Comet McNaught from Paranal Observatory (VLT/ESO) was fantastic during the dark time between Jan 17 and Jan 21. This picture has been taken from the telescopes plateform on Jan 20, a few minutes before the comet was going to set on the Pacific Ocean. That day the Moon was in conjonction with Venus (just set) and the tail of the comet. Two of the "small" Auxiliary Telescopes (ATs), part of the VLTI (the VLT interferometer), are visible as well as the rails they are moving on.
LocationMendota Heights, MN
DateFebruary 9th, 2007 19:23:33CST
EquipmentCanon 350D, 800ASA, 14 seconds, 33mm/f4
DescriptionDual iridium flare over Church of St. Peter NOTE TO EDITOR: Full details; http://www.jakeblaster.com/if1 Full Resolution Formats available for 'print' publication.
PhotographerP. Cusinato & A. pocchiesa
LocationTable Mountain - Cape Town
Date2007/01/21 - 20:42 u.t.
EquipmentCanon 350D & Sigma 15 mm f/2,8
DescriptionFantastic view of the most spectacular comet. Its tail developed for more 30° in the dark skies!
LocationSan Diego, CA
Date12/22/06 - 1/8/07
EquipmentMeade DSI Pro II through Celestron C80ED 80mm Refractor mounted on Meade LX90 8" SCT. 10 hours total exposure, LLRGB processing.
DescriptionM78 is a diffuse nebula of dark gas and dust lit by the reflected light of several B-type stars. 1600 light years from earth, this region of active new star formation has received recent scrutiny for its numerous Herbig-Haro outflow objects, jets of matter ejected from newborn stars.
LocationMudgee Observatory, NSW, Australia
Date28 January, 2007 at 18:00UT
EquipmentCanon 20D on a tracking mount, 30mm f/4.5, 245secs, ISO 800
DescriptionIt was amazing to see Comet McNaught rise less than 6 hours after we had watch it set. The absence of the Moon meant we could spot the tail long before the nucleus rose.
Locationnaracoorte south australia
Date24/1/07 8.56 pm
Equipmentcanon 1ds mkII ef 70-200 f2.8 lens 25 sec at f2.8 iso 500
Descriptioncomet McNaught in the south east of South Australia. lights below are trucks passing on the highway.