Photo GalleryEditors' Choice Archive
DateSep 29 - Dec 31 2011
EquipmentMount: ASA DDM60 Camera: FLI ML8300 OTA: ASA N10 Astrograph @ f3.6 Astrodon narrow band filters (Ha: 5nm, SII: 5nm, OIII: 3nm)
DescriptionThe nebula surrounds, and partly obscures, a young cluster of stars (NGC 1893) and of course the tadpoles (above and left to the center). Partly obscured by foreground dust, the nebula itself surrounds NGC 1893, a young galactic cluster of stars that energizes the glowing gas. The tadpoles are around 10 light-years long and might house ongoing star formation. IC410 lies some 12,000 light-years away, toward the constellation Auriga. Due to bad weather during last fall it took some time to get all the subs. The last of them was taken during new years eve, where a pause had to be taken around midnight for all the fire works to settle.
DateAug. 13, 2012 2:29 PDT
EquipmentNikon D70 - 300mm Nikkor telephoto lens handheld
DescriptionOccultation of Venus of August 13, 2012 - Dark side reappearance
EquipmentOrion Atlas EQ-6 Mount 10" email@example.com Newtoinan Telescope PGR Flea3 Firewire CCD Baader Planetarium IrPass Filter Televue 5X Powermate
DescriptionThis frame is used 9 different photo, original size on my Astro Blog.
Date24/25th July 2012
EquipmentQSI683 camera with William Optics FLT132.
DescriptionPart of the Veil Nebula (NGC6995) narrowband imaged (2 hours in total) in Ha, OIII and SII and then mapped to the CFHT (Canada France Hawaii Telescope) colour palette.
LocationRutherford College, NC, USA
DateJuly 17, 2012 19:11 UT
EquipmentModified Lunt 60THa using a 90mm F10 objective, Point Grey Chameleon video camera. Best 50 out of 1,940 frames stacked in AviStack, sharpened with wavelets in Registax, deconvolved in Focus Magic.
DescriptionFollowing an M1 flare, plasma over AR1520 formed these beautiful, classic loops.
EquipmentFujifilm Finepix Camera
DescriptionOccultation of Jupiter by the Moon
Date15/07/2012 - 01h20'49'' UTC
EquipmentCanon 550D, Vixen 60mm f/11 reflector, tripod
DescriptionIt was an absolute show seeing these spectacular objects so, so close together. The emergence was also great to see, although there was by that time a lot of light, as it was close to sunrise.
LocationBlair Valley, Anza Borrego Desert, CA
EquipmentScope: FSQ-106N at f/5, Camera: ST8300M (Baader LRGB filters) Exposure: 12 x 10 minutes (1x1) UV/IR Block, and 10 x 4 minute (2x2) RGB Exposures Mount - Losmady G11/Gemini
DescriptionThe Witchhead Nebula is a complex of dust and gas forming a reflection nebula from the light of the star Rigel which is not in this image field but just off to the lower left. In this orientation, the Witchhead is inverted with the witch's knobby chin in the upper left. Some bluish flare from the very bright Rigel can be seen in the lower left of this image. The Witchhead is a distance of about 1,000 light years from Earth.
Date02-04 June 2012
EquipmentC5 telescope f/10 and DMK21 with modified ICX 618 chip. Further Thousand Oaks Solar Filter
DescriptionThis image shows the growing Venus crescent with cusps and eventual the full atmospheric circle of Venus on June 4 just two days before the Venus Transit. The images were obtained by handpicking of the best frames
Date6th june 2012
EquipmentCarl Zeiss 85mm diascope, at 1000mm focal length with Nikon D90 Camera
DescriptionVenus transit seen near the famous 15th century monument, Vijay Stambh(Victory Tower).