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LocationFederal University of São Carlos campus, São Carlos, Brazil,
DateDecember 23, 2011, 7h30 GMT
EquipmentCanon T2i+50 mm lens @f/4, 10 sec. exposure, ISO 1600, fixed tripod.
DescriptionComet C/2011 W3 Lovejoy is every astronomer's dream Christmas gift. It is visible even in urban areas if you find a darker location like a park. This picture was taken at Federal University of São Carlos campus in Brazil, about 2km from the city, 30min before sunrise.
LocationPune City, INDIA
Date10th Dec 2011, 12:30 UT to 17:30 UT
Equipment10th Dec, Total Lunar Eclipse 2011 - from Aundh ,Pune, INDIA by firstname.lastname@example.org
DescriptionThe details are as below 10th Dec 2011 Total Lunar Eclipse photography observation Observation by - Parimal Dave & my wife Ketaki Dave - both Life members of JVP - oldest amateur astronomers association in Pune INDIA since 1995. Photography Location - From my residence at Aundh, Anand Park, Pune - 411007 Photography Equipment used - Canon 550D digital SLR camera attached to a 4 inch Celestron F/13 computerized telescope at Prime focus. Exposure time – ISO 400/800. Different exposures from 2 seconds, 6 sec, 8 sec, 10 sec & at Totality 25 seconds. Long exposures were possible as the telescope was tracking the moon continuously for approx 3 hours. Composite Image of the Moon passing through the Earth’s shadow created using Photoshop CS5.
DateDecember 10, 2011 - 7:45PM - 11:15PM
EquipmentCanon 5DII + 16-35L at 16mm. ISO 100. F22. Shot in RAW, Processed in ACR. Stacked using Photoshop CS5 Statistics (Maximum) command.
DescriptionThe Moon and Jupiter rising over Bangkok, Thailand during the Total Lunar Eclipse of December 10, 2011. This is a composite of 104 2-minute photos taken over 3-1/2 hours.
LocationJust north of Santa Fe, New Mexico
DateJust before sunrise on Dec. 10, 2011
EquipmentNikon D300 camera, 200 mm lens
DescriptionComposite photo of setting eclipsed moon. This photo shows the very last partial phases of the lunar eclipse. Total lunar eclipse occurred two minutes after moonset. Tried to capture selenelion and missed it by just a couple of minutes.
LocationBrallo di Pregola (ITALY)
EquipmentTelescope: Dall-Kirkham Astrograph 12" F/7.8 Mount: Fork mount Gemini MOFOD + Pulsar2 CCD: SBIG STX16803 Filters: Baader Planetarium LRGB
DescriptionM45-PLEIADES LRGB Image of M45 - Open Cluster in Taurus. Acquisition by M. Angelini and F. Tagliani Image Processing by F. Antonucci L:R:G:B 90:40:40:40
EquipmentTEC140 @f5.6, FLI ML8300 camera and Tak NJP mount with TEMMA2
Description12.5 hours of narrowband exposure of NGC 7822 in Cepheus.
LocationMacon, GA (USA)
Date22 Nov 2011 03-12 UT
EquipmentTelescope: 10-in APM refractor Camera: Point Grey Research Flea3 Filters: Astronomik RGB
DescriptionJupiter's largest moon, Ganymede, is off the upper left limb of Jupiter on its way to transiting Jupiter across the south polar region (south is up in this image). Bright and dark albedo features are evident on Ganymede despite its small 1.8 arcsec disc size. Jupiter's Great Red Spot is also well seen as is a large dark red barge in the North Equitorial Belt.
LocationEvansville, Indiana, USA
DateNovember 13, 2011, 2pm CST.
EquipmentTelevue 102iis refractor, Coronado SM90 h-alpha filter with BF30, Imaging Source DMK41AU02.AS camera, .5x reducer, Celestron CGE Pro mount.
DescriptionThe solar disk in h-alpha with a giant solar prominence on the southeast limb.
PhotographerJesús Carmona de Argila
Equipment12x2000 frames DMK21 H-alpha 656,28nm <.7A
DescriptionProminences solar mosaic.
EquipmentOptics: Vixen R200SS 8" f/4 MPCC Camera: QSI 583wsg Guider: DSI II via OAG Mount: EM-200 Temma 2m Palette: HST
DescriptionDark nebulae around the Garnet Star in IC1396, among others the LDN1103, LDN1124, LDN1130 and LDN1112.