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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).
DateJune 6, 2012 - 4.31UT
Equipment150mm F=900 achromatic refractor with 4x zoom and Daystar H-alpha filter. Skynyx 2-2M camera and Takahashi EM200 mount.
DescriptionIt was a beautiful summer morning in Copenhagen and the local astronomical league had set up many scopes at a beach overlooking the straight between Denmark and Sweden. The low Sun was viewed across the water and I think that this helped reduce air turbulence. There were 500-600 happy people and the mood was almost as during a total solar eclipse. More pics at: www.leif.org/mikael
Date06 june 2012 5.28 local time
Equipmentapo refractor 80mm f 440mm Camera Canon 550d on tripod
DescriptionThe Rise of Venus over Calabria Italy. The sunrise was amazing, a sword of light red green orange above a shining sea.A great emotion for a rare event.
Date6. june 2012, 04:50 central european summer time
EquipmentNikon D70s, 300 mm Nikkor (450 mm equiv.). Sun exposure 1/8000 sec. f 22, 200 ISO
DescriptionVenus transit 6. june 2012 as seen from Glænø, Denmark. Romantic view with profile of Holsteinborg Castle in foreground. Composite of 4 images: Foreground, Reflection in water, Sun1, Sun2.
Date20 May 2012
EquipmentD800 14mm - 24mm f/2.8 @ 17mm
LocationVLA, New Mexico
DateMay 20, 2012
EquipmentCanon 1DMkIV, 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L, EF Ext 1.4II, 8X ND filter
DescriptionAnnular eclipse at New Mexico's Very Large Array on May 20, 2012
LocationBinondo, Manila, Philippines
DateJune 4, 2012 7:06pm
EquipmentSony Alpha A77 with 500mm/F8 AF Reflex
DescriptionThe sky was cloudy and hazy at moonrise. A few minutes after greatest eclipse at 38% I took a series of images until the end of the partial eclipse despite passing clouds. Photo taken with Sony Alpha A77 500mm F8 Reflex ISO 400 to 1600 with varying shutter speed.
EquipmentTEC 140 @f5.6 and FLI ML8300 camera with Baader filters
DescriptionHickson Galaxy Group 68 and NGC 5371, in Canes Venatici. NGC 5371 is a spiral galaxy seen face-on. It is classified as an Sbc barred spiral galaxy and located about 100 million light years from Earth. Together with Hickson Galaxy Group 68, NGC 5371 makes up the Big Lick Galaxy Group. 6 hours of exposure. Taken by Lynn Hilborn, WhistleStop Obs, Grafton, Ontario on May 15 2012. Lum 1x1 19x10m, RGB each 2x2 12x5m.