Photo GalleryEditors' Choice Archive
DateAugust 11, 2006
EquipmentTakahashi FS-102NSV refractor on a Takahashi EM-200 German equatorial mount, Atik ATK-16HR CCD camera. True Technology SupaSlim Filter Wheel Astronomik S-II, H-alpha and O-III filters.
Description"The Pacman Nebula" NGC 281 in Cassiopeia with narrowband emission line filters. The red color represents ionized sulphur (S-II), green is ionized hydrogen (H-alpha), and the blue is doubly ionized oxygen (O-III). The total exposure time is 3 hours.
LocationMonts d'Arrée, Bretagne, France
EquipmentCanon 350D DSLR camera and Sigma 10-20 mm lens at 10 mm f/4.0. 2 minute exposure at ISO 800 in RAW mode.
DescriptionJust at dawn, the zodiacal light is almost vertical when viewed from France. Above, the horizon, it extend from Leo into Gemini. Saturn is at upper right, near M 44, the Beehive cluster. See an animation of the rising zodiacal light in this page: http://www.photoastronomique.net/photo_us.php?nom=060926_2168
DescriptionThe photo was taken the night before the major eruption of 18-08-2006 that destroyed villages on the western slopes of the Volcano.
LocationTreguennec, Bretagne, France
Date09/07/06 7:15 PM UT
EquipmentCanon 350D DSLR with Sigma 70-300 APO Macro DG at 300 mm and f11 on a tripod. 800 ASA. 1/4 s. auto exposition -2 EV. Clouds WB.
DescriptionSabine paints the Moon. Thus, people all around the World will think it's a Lunar Eclipse :o)
EquipmentSkywatcher 100Ed, Nikon D70
DescriptionA nice little eclipse!
DateSeptember 8th, 2006 00:12 in IST (GMT +5.5)
EquipmentNikon coolpix s4
DescriptionPartial lunar eclipse seen on September 7th, 2006 from Pune , India
EquipmentVixen ED80SF, Porta Mount, Baader Hyperion 21mm eyepiece. Sony DSC-H1 digital camera. 1/4000 second exposure.
DescriptionLunr Eclipse from Athens, Greece
PhotographerJohn L. Graham
Date8/17/06 2h UT
EquipmentMeade LXD75 SN6, DSI Pro CCD camera.
DescriptionNGC 6826, the Blinking Planetary, is a small, bright, condensed planetary nebula located near the double star 16 Cygni.
PhotographerPaulo Bénard Guedes
LocationSerpa, Alentejo, Portugal
EquipmentLosmandy G11 Televue NP101 ATIK16HR RGB Astronomik Filters 6nm Astronomik H-alpha filter
DescriptionPacman Nebula, processed using the H-alpha Channel blended into the red one. The H-alpha was also used as Luminance.
LocationTuckerman Ravine, Mt. Washington, NH
DateJanuary 29,2005, 11p.m.
EquipmentCanon Digital Rebel and a Sigma 28mm lens
DescriptionOrion above Tuckerman Ravine on Mt. Washington, NH. Tuckerman Ravine is a very famous place for hiking and skiing.