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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.
EquipmentNikon d90, 500mm f8 Nikkor mirror lens, Gitzo tripod
DescriptionGreen flash on cloud above the silhouette of the buildings of downtown Honolulu Hawai'i. The image was taken from the island of Moloka'i , 39 miles to the East.
LocationRancho Hidalgo, NM
DateSeptember 20, 2011
EquipmentTelescope: TEC-140 (F7) Camera: SBIG ST-8300M Mount: AP900 GTO Ha: 8x15 minutes (unbinned) Luminance: 12x10 minutes (unbinned) Red: 6x10 minutes (binned 2x2) Green: 6x10 minutes (binned 2x2) Blue: 6x10 minutes (binned 2x2)
DescriptionThis is an image of SH2-155, the Cave Nebula. It is a dim and very diffuse nebula within a larger nebula complex containing emission, reflection, and dark nebulosity. It is about 2400 light years away in the constellation Cepheus. The nebula gets its name from the dark lane at the eastern side abutting the brightest curve of emission nebulosity which gives the appearance of a deep cave when seen through a telescope visually.
LocationGreen Bay, WI
EquipmentCamera: Canon XT Lense: Canon 70-200mm F4 at 200mm ISO 1600 at F4 Exposure 11x2min and 10x3 min Mount: Meade LXD75 guided
DescriptionThis photo shows the comet near 6802 with a beautiful starry background and dark nebulae. It is also possible to observe the small tail of the comet and its nice green color.