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Comet☄ NeowiseArt BarriosRodney BellJason BlevinsBill BuckNewScott CadwalladerNewKirk CarboJan M. CedarsWalt CooneyChris DessellesMaurice FranksCharles GenoveseDavid M. HitchnerAugust LevertScott LouqueJoe MorrisCharles T. NorthropWallace G. PursellSteve SmithSteven M. Tilley

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This page holds examples of astrophotography done by current or former members of BRAS They are listed alphabetically by photographer. Image format and size is listed, as well as information on where and how these images were taken, and comments from the photographer, when available.

Thumbnails in JPEG format have been compressed in DPI and file size much more than the original images. In plain english, that means the thumbnails may not look as good as the original image.

All images on this page are © copyright of their respective owners. Images may be downloaded for personal use and enjoyment only. Any other use requires the consent of the photographer. All rights reserved.

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Comet☄ Neowise

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July 22, 2020

JPEG Image 5.41MB.

Was taken by Chris Carlton at his dark site near Centreville, MS using a William Optics Redcat 51, a Canon Ra camera, and a SkyWatcher Pro tracking mount. 17 min. of 30 sec. exposures.


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July 9, 2020

JPEG Image 401KB.

Taken by Scott Cadwallader.


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JPEG Image 244KB.

Taken by Scott Cadwallader.


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JPEG Image 1.12MB.

Taken by Scott Cadwallader.


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PNG Image 29.5MB.

Taken by Scott Cadwallader.


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PNG Image 27.2MB.

Taken by Scott Cadwallader.


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TIFF Image 12.9MB.

Taken by Scott Cadwallader.


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TIFF Image 13MB.

Taken by Scott Cadwallader.


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TIFF Image 11.6MB.

Taken by Scott Cadwallader.


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PNG Image 10MB.

Taken by Scott Cadwallader.


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PNG Image 13.1MB.

Taken by Scott Cadwallader.


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Art Barrios

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Jupiter Europa Shadow Transit Movie

September 21, 2010

AVI movie 1.54MB.

Includes Jupiter with Europa plus Europa shadow and Io. At this time Jupiter is as close as it's been in about 50 years. Taken in my driveway in Baton Rouge. Equipment: Meade 10" Reflector on Motorized German Equatorial Mount. Camera: 3Com Homeconnect USB Webcam at 640x480 through Orion 2X barlow. Video: 400 frames of captured AVI at 2 fps X 5 one for each frame of the movie. Processing Software: Registax, VirtualDub and Photoscape.


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Jupiter Europa Shadow Transit Image

September 21, 2010

JPEG image 10KB.

Includes Jupiter with Europa plus Europa shadow and Io. At this time Jupiter is as close as it's been in about 50 years. Taken in my driveway in Baton Rouge. Equipment: Meade 10" Reflector on Motorized German Equatorial Mount. Camera: 3Com Homeconnect USB Webcam at 640x480 through Orion 2X barlow. Processing Software: Registax, VirtualDub and Photoscape.


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Jupiter Europa Shadow Transit Enlarged

September 21, 2010

JPEG image 72KB.

Includes Jupiter with Europa plus Europa shadow and Io. At this time Jupiter is as close as it's been in about 50 years. Taken in my driveway in Baton Rouge. Equipment: Meade 10" Reflector on Motorized German Equatorial Mount. Camera: 3Com Homeconnect USB Webcam at 640x480 through Orion 2X barlow. Processing Software: Registax, VirtualDub and Photoscape.


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Jupiter Great Red Spot Movie

September 23, 2010

AVI movie 1.76MB.

Includes Jupiter with Europa (farther out) and Io (closer in). Taken in my driveway in Baton Rouge. Equipment: Meade 10" Reflector on Motorized German Equatorial Mount. Camera: 3Com Homeconnect USB Webcam at 640x480 through Orion 2X barlow. Video: 400 frames of captured AVI at 2 fps X 6 one for each frame of the movie. Processing Software: Registax, VirtualDub and Photoscape.


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Jupiter Great Red Spot Image

September 23, 2010

JPEG image 11KB.

Includes Jupiter with Europa (farther out) and Io (closer in). Taken in my driveway in Baton Rouge. Equipment: Meade 10" Reflector on Motorized German Equatorial Mount. Camera: 3Com Homeconnect USB Webcam at 640x480 through Orion 2X barlow. Processing Software: Registax, VirtualDub and Photoscape.


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Rodney Bell

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Constellation Orion

February 7, 2008

JPEG image 604KB.

I took that Orion shot on Feb. 7th, 2008 using my Canon G5 Digital. It was an 8 second exposure, at f/2.2 on a tripod of course, out in my front yard. Very clear night.


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The Moon

February 18, 2008

JPEG image 79KB.

Taken using a Canon Digital G5 Powershot. Shutter at 1/250 & 1/500 f/3.2, out in my front yard tonight.


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The Moon

February 18, 2008

JPEG image 78KB.

Taken using a Canon Digital G5 Powershot. Shutter at 1/250 & 1/500 f/3.2, out in my front yard tonight.


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The Moon

February 18, 2008

JPEG image 245KB.

Taken using a Canon Digital G5 Powershot. Shutter at 1/250 & 1/500 f/3.2, out in my front yard tonight.


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The Moon

February 18, 2008

JPEG image 249KB.

Taken using a Canon Digital G5 Powershot. Shutter at 1/250 & 1/500 f/3.2, out in my front yard tonight.


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The Moon

February 18, 2008

JPEG image 258KB.

Taken using a Canon Digital G5 Powershot. Shutter at 1/250 & 1/500 f/3.2, out in my front yard tonight.


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The Moon

February 18, 2008

JPEG image 604KB.

Taken using a Canon Digital G5 Powershot. Shutter at 1/250 & 1/500 f/3.2, out in my front yard tonight.


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Jason Blevins

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Moon Craters

May 7, 2014

TIF image 6.9MB.

Taken with a Celestron Nexstar 6SE SCT using an Orion Star Shoot all in one camera. Time was 10:30 pm.


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Moon Craters (with labels)

May 7, 2014

JPEG image 120KB.

Taken with a Celestron Nexstar 6SE SCT using an Orion Star Shoot all in one camera. Time was 10:30 pm.


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Bill Buck

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Saturn

June 3, 2011

JPEG image 23KB.

This was my first attempt at doing any photography with my telescope. Took last night from my driveway. I used my son's Canon 40D connected to my C8. Not as much detail as I would like but for a first time photo. I had several exposures and took the better exposure for the moons and pasted them in the correct spot with the planet. There was a lot of “heat monkeys” so the the air was not real stable. Sharpened it with software some and adjusted contrast. My C8 is an older model and it's on a Byers work gear drive.


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Andromeda Galaxy

September 6, 2011

JPEG image 48KB.

This photo of M31 - Andromeda was taken on the GRAS-003 telescope at Mayhill, NM. This is a 150MM Takahasi - TAO with SBIG color imager - Exposure 10 minutes, no correction. Time was 11:03 UTC.


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Ring Nebula

September 7, 2011

JPEG image 104KB.

This photo of M57- Ring Nebula was taken on the GRAS-003 telescope at Mayhill, NM. This is a 150MM Takahasi - TAO with SBIG color imager - Exposure 10 minutes no correction. Time was 04:10 UTC .


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Orion Nebula

September 11, 2011

JPEG image 3.57MB.

Here is a photo I took at home in my backyard the morning of Sept 11th, 2011 at 4:45am. Celestron C8 with Direct Mounted Canon 40D at 10 seconds.


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Jupiter

October 2, 2011

JPEG image 56KB.

Telescope = Celestron C8. Camera = Canon 40D. Planet is stacked 5 - 1/16s Exposures at ISO200. Moons are from stacked 5 - 10s Exposures at ISO 1600. Images were combined with software. Used Nebulosity for stacking frames. Moons from left to right are Calypso, Gannymede, Europa and Io.


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Moon

October 3, 2011

JPEG image 632KB.

Celestron C8. Canon 40d. ISO 200 @ 1/80s.


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Jupiter

November 12, 2011

JPEG image 20KB.

Taken with a Philips SPC900NC Webcam through a 2X Barlow using my Celestron C8 in my backyard. Image was 710 frames stacked in Registax 6 software. Photo taken at 10:00 pm. (Not best focus/clarity but will work on it.)


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Extreme Conjunction of Jupiter♃ & Saturn♄

December 21, 2020

PNG image 85.2KB.

Taken on the grounds of the Highland Road Park Observatory.


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Extreme Conjunction of Jupiter♃ & Saturn♄

December 21, 2020

PNG image 72.1KB.

Taken on the grounds of the Highland Road Park Observatory.


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Extreme Conjunction of Jupiter♃ & Saturn♄

December 21, 2020

PNG image 84KB.

Taken on the grounds of the Highland Road Park Observatory.


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Extreme Conjunction of Jupiter♃ & Saturn♄

December 21, 2020

JPEG image 6.59MB.

Taken on the grounds of the Highland Road Park Observatory.


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Extreme Conjunction of Jupiter♃ & Saturn♄

December 21, 2020

JPEG image 5.83MB.

Taken on the grounds of the Highland Road Park Observatory.



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Kirk Carbo

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North American Nebula & Pelican Nebula

2004

JPEG image 1012KB.

A 2 frame mosaic taken at the Okie Tex 2004 Star Party. Scope: Takahashi E210 at f3, Camera: SBIG STL11000.


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Galaxy M51

2005

JPEG image 181KB.

Taken at the Texas Star Party 2005, with a 12.5" Optical Guidance Systems RC. Camera: SBIG STL11000.


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Full Moon

2005

JPEG image 327KB.

A .5 second exposure taken in the backyard with a 12.5" Optical Guidance Systems RC.Camera: SBIG STL11000.


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The Andromeda Galaxy - M31

2005

JPEG image 387KB.

Taken at the Deep South Regional Stargaze. Scope: Takahashi E210 at f3, Camera: SBIG STL11000.


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California Nebula

2005

JPEG image 189KB.

Taken at the Deep South Regional Stargaze. Scope: Takahashi E210 at f3, Camera: SBIG STL11000.


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Horsehead & Flame Nebula

2005

JPEG image 766KB.

Taken at the Deep South Regional Stargaze. Scope: Takahashi E210 at f3, Camera: SBIG STL11000.


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Rosette Nebula

2005

JPEG image 359KB.

Taken at Franklinton, Louisiana. Scope: Takahashi E210 at f3, Camera: SBIG STL11000.


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Cone Nebula & Fox Fur Region

2005

JPEG image 432KB.

Taken in the backyard. Scope: Takahashi E210 at f3, Camera: SBIG STL11000.


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Jan M. Cedars

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Comet Hale-Bopp C/1995 O1 over M34

April 7, 1997

JPEG image 150KB.

Taken with an OM 1 camera, 105mm lens, f 3.4, on Fuji Super 800 film. Exposure time was 20 minutes, with the camera guided piggyback on telescope. Photographed at the BRAS observing site in Clinton, LA. This was everyone's favorite. Was very pleased to have M34 below the comet, and was able to identify the specific stars in that group when I looked in Burnham's!


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Comet Hale-Bopp C/1995 O1

April 7, 1997

JPEG image 131KB.

Taken with an OM 1 camera, 105mm lens, f 3.4, on Fuji Super 800 film. Exposure time was 5 minutes, with the camera guided piggyback on telescope. Photographed at the BRAS observing site in Clinton, LA. I think of this one as my "Observer with Comet" shot - note the front of the telescope. So there are several "depths" from the observer, then the trees at left, the plane crossing at lower right, then the comet, finally the rest of the heavens! Glad I could squeeze in the Pleiades also.


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Walt Cooney

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Open Cluster NGC 2158

January 19, 2001

JPEG image 37KB.

Taken with an Apogee AP-7 camera on a Meade 12" LX200 telescope remotely controlled from inside the house. Image is a composite of 20 separate images, each a 10 second exposure.


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Galaxy M33

January 21, 2001

JPEG image 62KB.

Taken with an Apogee AP-7 camera on a Meade 12" LX200 telescope remotely controlled from inside the house. Image is a composite of 5 separate images, each a 1 minute exposure.


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Nebula M1

January 24, 2001

JPEG image 45KB.

Taken with an Apogee AP-7 camera on a Meade 12" LX200 telescope remotely controlled from inside the house. Image is a composite of 3 separate images, each a 1 minute exposure.


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Galaxy M74

January 24, 2001

JPEG image 43KB.

Taken with an Apogee AP-7 camera on a Meade 12" LX200 telescope remotely controlled from inside the house. Image is a composite of 10 separate images, each a 30 second exposure.


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Globular Cluster M13

May 13, 2001

JPEG image 34KB.

Taken with an Apogee AP-7 camera on a Meade 12" LX200 telescope remotely controlled from inside the house. Image is a 1 minute exposure.


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Galaxy NGC 4565

May 13, 2001

JPEG image 51KB.

Taken with an Apogee AP-7 camera on a Meade 12" LX200 telescope remotely controlled from inside the house. Image is a composite of 5 separate images, each a 1 minute exposure.


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Sombrero Galaxy

May 13, 2001

JPEG image 36KB.

Taken with an Apogee AP-7 camera on a Meade 12" LX200 telescope remotely controlled from inside the house. Image is a composite of 5 separate images, each a 1 minute exposure.


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Comet Ikeya-Zhang

March 13, 2002

JPEG image. 11KB.

The images are two versions of the same image but processed to show different perspectives. The base image is a combination of 50 ten second exposures with my 12 inch LX-200 and AP-7 at the Blackberry Observatory (in our backyard).


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Comet Ikeya-Zhang

March 13, 2002

JPEG image. 27KB.

The images are two versions of the same image but processed to show different perspectives. The base image is a combination of 50 ten second exposures with my 12 inch LX-200 and AP-7 at the Blackberry Observatory (in our backyard).



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Chris Desselles

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Venus Transit

June 5, 2012

JPEG Image. 9.4KB.

Canon T2i at Prime Focus on 2800mm f/10 SCT with 6.3 focal reducer (1764mm). 1 frame only ISO100 exposure 1:125 sec.


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Green Flash Sunset

October 5, 2012

JPEG Image. 1.34MB.

Taken in Destin, FL. Camera on tripod - Canon T2i (550D), 1 frame 250mm f/5.6 1:500 second ISO 800. Best frame out of 20+ captured with “sports burst.” No color enhancement via processing - processed in Photoshop CS6 for cropping, resizing and conversion from Canon RAW (.CR2) to JPEG. Image was featured in both Astronomy Magazine and Sky and Telescope Magazine digital newsletters. Voted a Favorite Image and Image of the Day by Astrobin.com.


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Blue Snowball Nebula (NGC 7662)

December 29, 2011

JPEG Image. 1.75MB.

Eyepiece Projection: 20mm EP in CPC1100 SCT (f/10 – 2800mm). Canon T2i ISO 1600 20secs - 1 frame only.


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Daylight Moon

July 24, 2010

BMP Image. 590KB.

Handheld Canon T2i 18-55mm Zoom at 55mm – camera set to full automatic.


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New Year’s Moon

January 1, 2012

JPEG Image. 4MB.

(1) single frame taken at prime focus (2800mm) f/10 with Canon T2i ISO 400 1:125 sec.


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New Year’s Moon

January 1, 2012

JPEG Image. 3.62MB.

(1) single frame taken at prime focus (2800mm) f/10 with Canon T2i ISO 400 1:125 sec.


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Jupiter

November 30, 2012

JPEG Image. 34.7KB.

Orion Star Shoot Solar System Color Imager IV webcam. Best 50% of approx. 1250 frames. Stacked with AVIstack2 – Wavelets sharpening in Registax6 – final touchup in Photoshop CS6.


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M65 & M66 in Leo

April 3, 2013

BMP Image. 1.99MB.

Stacked 14 out of 20 light frames with 14 Darks, 14 Flats, 14 Dark-flats- and 14 Bias. Canon T2i at Prime Focus of CPC1100 with focal reducer (f/6.3 - 1764mm) ISO800 90secs per exposure. CPC1100 set up on equatorial wedge for polar alignment.


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The Trapezium

January 24, 2011

BMP Image. 1.99MB.

A focal shot of view with 17mm eyepiece in 11” SCT f/10 2800mm (165X) star diagonal installed. Canon T2i with 18-55mm Zoom set to approx. 25mm f/5.6 - 1 frame – ISO 400 - 10 secs.


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Wide Field Orion

December 28, 2011

JPEG Image. 6.58MB.

Wide field image in moderate-heavy light pollution near Denham Springs, LA. “Piggyback” photo with Canon T2i – 55-250mm IS Zoom (at approx. 150mm) mounted on CPC1100 in Alt-Az mode.


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Piggyback M31

Autumn, 2012

PNG Image. 51.6KB.

Best 4 frames out of 10 at 55mm f/5.6 Canon T2i ISO 800 - 45 seconds. Piggybacked on CPC1100 in Alt-Az mode. Stacked in Deep Sky Stacker – post processing in Photoshop CS6.


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Galaxy NGC 2903

October 28, 2013

JPEG Image. 1.25MB.

(8) 5 minute frames at ISO 800. f/6.3 - Processed with Pixinsight.


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Saturn Movie

July 3, 2011

AVI Movie. 607MB.

Video of Saturn with Orion Star Shoot webcam.


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Moon Terminator

2011

JPEG Image. 7.95MB.

Quarter Moon near terminator. Canon T2i. Prime focus. Celestron CPC1100. Single frame. 1/125 second. ISO 100. Reprocessed with Pixinsight.


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Moon

2014

JPEG Image. 235KB.

Camera: CanonT2i. Capture Software: Backyard EOS in Planetary mode. Best 100 frames out of 2000 @6400ISO 25FPS. Stacking: Autostakkert2. Processing: Pixinsight using Restoration Filter, Curves Trasformation, Color Saturation.


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Galaxy M65

no date given

JPEG Image. 216KB.

An older Photoshop file I have reprocessed using Pixinsight.


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Galaxy NGC 2905 Redux

no date given

JPEG Image. 2.25MB.

An older Photoshop file I have reprocessed using Pixinsight.


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Saturn

May 25, 2014

JPEG Image. 55KB.

Shot with a CPC1100 (2800mm) @f/10 Canon T2i DSLR using BackyardEOS Premium 3.03 in Planetary Mode. ISO6400, shutter speed 1-8sec, Frame rate of video capture was 26.7 FPS. Best 650 of 1000 frames staked with Autostakkert2. Stacked image processed with Pixinsight.


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First Quarter Moon

July 5, 2014

PNG Image. 391KB.

Celestron CPC1100 with 0.63 focal reducer. Canon T2i DSLR using BackYardEOS to capture 800 frame AVI. Best 400 frames stacked using Autostakkert2. Post Processing with Pixinsight.


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First Quarter Moon

July 5, 2014

PNG Image. 2.71MB.

Celestron CPC1100 with 0.63 focal reducer. Canon T2i DSLR using BackYardEOS to capture 800 frame AVI. Best 400 frames stacked using Autostakkert2. Post Processing with Pixinsight.


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Orion Nebula (M42)

JPG Image. 7.66MB.

Composite image processed in Pixinsight. 16 frames@ 300 seconds, 10 frames@ 120 seconds, 10 frames @ 20 seconds. Celestron 800 EdgeHD with Starizona .75 focal reducer. Canon 60Da DSLR. BackyardEOS capture. Location: Tucson, AZ. Data by Ray Morris. Processing by Chris Desselles.


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M33

PNG Image. 5.85MB.

CPC1100 @F/6.3 (1764mm) Canon T2i @ ISO 800, 36 lights @300 seconds, 24 Darks, 60 Bias - Processing with PixInsight.


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“Blue Moon”

JPG Image. 247KB.

Actual photo was a single frame taken in 2014. The image you see was heavily saturated and blue shifted to produce the “faux Blue Moon” as a bit of a joke on Facebook. Even though I confessed to the “photoshopping” a number of people still thought it was real! When I explained what I did, a few even got mad at me.


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The Sword and Belt of Orion

JPG Image. 110KB.

Piggyback shot with Canon T2i DSLR – original data from late 2014 (just got around to processing it). 24 frames @ 90s with equal Darks and Bias (no flats).



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Maurice Franks

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M42, The Orion Nebula

January 27, 2004

JPEG Image. 194KB.

Taken on 27 January 2004 from Professor Franks's front yard in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Shot at prime focus with a conventional Ricoh 35 mm camera using as its lens a six-inch (diameter) Celestron refractor telescope on a computer-driven German equatorial mount. Focal length 1,200 mm (47.24 inches); effective focal ratio f/7.87. Exposure on Agfa ISO 800 film for 10 minutes, using an LPR (light pollution reduction) filter.


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Mare Humorum

April 1, 2004

JPEG Image. 96KB.

This picture is of Mare Humorum, a region of the Moon containing craters 3.3 billion years old. Photo consists of one thousand pictures taken digitally with a modified Philips Toucam webcam used as a CCD (charge-coupled device), using as its lens a six-inch (diameter) Celestron refractor telescope.



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Charles Genovese

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Clavius Crater

GIF image 245KB.

Taken with a 10" f/6 focal ratio Newtonian Reflector, using a CCD video camera, Snappy video frame grabber, and Sky Pro software for image manipulation.


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Copernicus Crater

GIF image 251KB.

Taken with a 10" f/6 focal ratio Newtonian Reflector, using a CCD video camera, Snappy video frame grabber, and Sky Pro software for image manipulation.


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Eratosthenes Crater

GIF image 222KB

Taken with a 10" f/6 focal ratio Newtonian Reflector, using a CCD video camera, Snappy video frame grabber, and Sky Pro software for image manipulation.


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Hadley's Rilles

GIF image 306KB.

Taken with a 10" f/6 focal ratio Newtonian Reflector, using a CCD video camera, Snappy video frame grabber, and Sky Pro software for image manipulation.


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Humboldt Crater

GIF image 217KB.

Taken with a 10" f/6 focal ratio Newtonian Reflector, using a CCD video camera, Snappy video frame grabber, and Sky Pro software for image manipulation.


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Langrenus Crater

GIF image 283KB.

Taken with a 10" f/6 focal ratio Newtonian Reflector, using a CCD video camera, Snappy video frame grabber, and Sky Pro software for image manipulation.


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Mount Pico

GIF image 170KB.

Taken with a 10" f/6 focal ratio Newtonian Reflector, using a CCD video camera, Snappy video frame grabber, and Sky Pro software for image manipulation.


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Petavius Crater

GIF image 301KB.

Taken with a 10" f/6 focal ratio Newtonian Reflector, using a CCD video camera, Snappy video frame grabber, and Sky Pro software for image manipulation.


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Plato Crater

GIF image 254KB.

Taken with a 10" f/6 focal ratio Newtonian Reflector, using a CCD video camera, Snappy video frame grabber, and Sky Pro software for image manipulation.


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Stadius Crater

GIF image 202KB.

Taken with a 10" f/6 focal ratio Newtonian Reflector, using a CCD video camera, Snappy video frame grabber, and Sky Pro software for image manipulation.


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Tycho Crater

GIF image 264KB.

Taken with a 10" f/6 focal ratio Newtonian Reflector, using a CCD video camera, Snappy video frame grabber, and Sky Pro software for image manipulation.


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Mars

February, 1997

GIF image 25.7KB

Taken with a 10" f/6 focal ratio Newtonian Reflector, using a CCD video camera, Snappy video frame grabber, and Sky Pro software for image manipulation.


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Andromeda Galaxy Core - M31

No date given

JPG image 212KB

C5 at f3.3 0n modified Celestron Byers mount with Meade DSI Pro2. 30 sec exposures X 10. Taken off my balcony while watching the Saints on TV. No guiding.


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Orion Nebula - M42

No date given

JPG image 240KB

Taken with Takahashi FS 102 with f/6 reducer on Losmandy G11 Gemini mount with modded Cannon XSi. 10 X 3min exposures without guiding. Processed with Deep Sky Stacker and Deep Sky Imaging.


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International Space Station

June 25, 2010

JPG image 10.2KB

Taken with C8 at f11 with Malincam Color Hyper plus recording to an Arcos 605. The C8 was mounted on a Vixen GP mount with Meade LXD 75 electronics on a homemade pier. The scope was hand guided with a 3 foot piece of aluminum tubing duct taped on the side of the tube for more leverage and visually guided through a Telrad.


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Jupiter, Io, & Ganymede

No date given

JPG image 212KB

10" f/6 Newt with 5X powermate to a Toucam. Approx. 1000 frames stacked and processed in Registax.


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Mars

No date given

JPG image 25.8KB

10" f/6 Newt with 5X powermate to a Toucam. Approx. 1000 frames stacked and processed in Registax. Note the dust storm in Valley Marinaris.


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Closeup of the Sun

No date given

JPG image 57.2KB

PST with 2X Barlow to Toucam. Processed in Registax.


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Saturn

No date given

JPG image 36.2KB

10" f/6 Newt with 5X powermate to a Toucam. Approx. 1000 frames stacked and processed in Registax.


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Scope Addiction

No date given

JPG image 182KB

Charles with a “few” of his scopes.


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Comet Hale Bopp

April 6, 1997

JPG image 570KB

Taken with 80mm f6 semi apo refractor and Nikon FE with ASA 400 film. About 20 min exposure.


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Comet Hyakutake

March 25, 1996

JPG image 29.1KB

Taken with 80mm f6 semi apo refractor and Nikon FE with ASA 400 film. About 20 min exposure.


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Double cluster in Perseus

No date given

JPG image 476KB

Same 80 mm f6 refractor on ASA 800 film. about 30 minutes.


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M8

No date given

BMP image 928KB

C5 at f3.3 to Meade DSI Pro 2 RGB each color about 30 sec X 10.


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M13

No date given

JPG image 135KB

C5 f/6.3 Meade DSI Pro 2. 30 sec X 20.


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M42

No date given

JPG image 144KB

C5 at f3.3 to Meade DSI Pro2 RGB. each 30 sec X10.


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M57

No date given

JPG image 21.9KB

C5 at f/6.3 to Meade DSI Pro2. RGB each 30 sec X20.


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M41

No date given

JPG image 140KB

Takahashi FS 102 at f/6 to modded Canon XSi. 3 min X10.


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Mars

January 27, 2010

JPG image 21.3KB

10" f/6 Newt with 5X Powermate to IS DBK21 AU04. 1000 images processed with Registax.


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Mars

January 28, 2010

JPG image 20.8KB

10" f/6 Newt with 5X Powermate to IS DBK21 AU04. 1000 images processed with Registax.


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Saturn

March 31, 2010

JPG image 49.8KB

10" f/6 Newt with 5X Powermate to IS DBK21 AU04. 1000 images processed with Registax.


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Saturn Occulted by the Moon

April 18, 1997

JPG image 9.37KB

10" f/6 Newt recorded to videotape with Murnahan camera. Frame grabbed with Snappy.


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Impact scars on Jupiter from Comet Shoemaker/Levy 9

August, 1994

JPG image 12.6KB

10" f/6 Newt with 3X barlow to Murnahan camera. Recorded on videotape and grabbed with Snappy.


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Jupiter

July 31, 2010

JPG image 12KB

C14 2X barlow Imaging Source DBK21 camera. 1000 images processed in Registax.


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Total Lunar Eclipse

December 21, 2010

JPG image 798KB

Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi, 1/2000 sec. exposure time, ISO-800.


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Total Lunar Eclipse

December 21, 2010

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Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi, 1/2000 sec. exposure time, ISO-800.


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Total Lunar Eclipse

December 21, 2010

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Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi, 1/2000 sec. exposure time, ISO-1600.


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Total Lunar Eclipse

December 21, 2010

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Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi, 1/1000 sec. exposure time, ISO-1600.


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Total Lunar Eclipse

December 21, 2010

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Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi, 1/5 sec. exposure time, ISO-1600.


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Total Lunar Eclipse

December 21, 2010

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Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi, 1/2 sec. exposure time, ISO-1600.


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David M. Hitchner

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Comet Hyakutake C/1996 B2

1996

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It was taken using a Canon AE-1 with a 50mm f1.4 lens piggy-backed on a Meade 2080B (8" Schmidt-Cassegrain). The exposure time was 1 minute on Kodak 400 Royal-Gold color film. I took the picture from dark skies in Mississippi where the tail could be seen with the naked eye. This was my second attempt at piggy-back photography. With the comet I took about 20 pictures ranging from 5 secs to 3 minutes. I was really surprised at the quality I got with not much effort. I have yet to see much better in the astro magazines. I guess we can call it beginners luck. The bright object near the tail is Arcturus.


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Comet Hale-Bopp C/1995 O1

April 2, 1997

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Taken using the same setup as above, a Canon AE-1 with a 50mm f1.4 lens piggy-backed on a Meade 2080B. The exposure time was 1 minute on Kodak 400 Royal-Gold color film. Photographed from the BRAS observing site at the Idlewild Research Center, Clinton, Louisiana. The black lines running through the image are power lines in the field of view.


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Lunar Eclipse

January 20, 2000

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Taken using a 35mm SLR camera at prime focus through a a Meade 2080B SCT.


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Lunar Eclipse

January 20, 2000

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Taken using a 35mm SLR camera at prime focus through a a Meade 2080B SCT.


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Lunar Eclipse

January 20, 2000

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Taken using a 35mm SLR camera at prime focus through a a Meade 2080B SCT.


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Lunar Eclipse

January 20, 2000

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Taken using a 35mm SLR camera at prime focus through a a Meade 2080B SCT.


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August Levert

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Sunspots

October 29, 2003

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These are 3 pics I took around 09:50 on the 29th. I have an 80mm refractor and of course a solar filter. I took my dig cam and just held it up to the lens and snapped about a dozen pics and these 3 showed the sun. I bought a device from Orion that holds the cam but I have never been able to get it to line up to see anything soe I just held it up there and shot away. My first astro pics. I was happy!


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Sunspots

October 29, 2003

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These are 3 pics I took around 09:50 on the 29th. I have an 80mm refractor and of course a solar filter. I took my dig cam and just held it up to the lens and snapped about a dozen pics and these 3 showed the sun. I bought a device from Orion that holds the cam but I have never been able to get it to line up to see anything soe I just held it up there and shot away. My first astro pics. I was happy!


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Sunspots

October 29, 2003

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These are 3 pics I took around 09:50 on the 29th. I have an 80mm refractor and of course a solar filter. I took my dig cam and just held it up to the lens and snapped about a dozen pics and these 3 showed the sun. I bought a device from Orion that holds the cam but I have never been able to get it to line up to see anything so I just held it up there and shot away. My first astro pics. I was happy!


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Sunspots

January 16, 2005

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Took the picture with an 80mm refractor at 36x using a handheld digital camera.


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Scott Louque

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M42 - The Orion Nebula

December 7, 2015

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Imaging scope: Celestron 6" Newtonian. Camera: Canon T1i. Mount: Celestron AVX mount. Camera was connected to the telescope with a T Ring.


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Horsehead Nebula

December 9, 2015

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Imaging scope: Celestron 6" Newtonian. Camera: Canon T1i. Mount: Celestron AVX mount. Camera was connected to the telescope with a T Ring.


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M33

December 18, 2015

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Imaging scope: Celestron 6" Newtonian. Mount: AVX mount. Camera: Canon T1i. This is a stack of 23 frames at 180 sec per frame unguided for a total exposure time of 1 hour and 9 mins, 25 dark frames, 30 flat frames, 25 bias frames.


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M52 - The Bubble Nebula

January 10, 2016

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10 frames @ 4:00 exposure on each frame. 20 Dark Frames, 25 Flat frames and 50 Bias Frames. All subs were taken unguided. Imaging scope is a Celestron 6" Newtonian on an AVX mount. Camera used was the Canon T1i. Subs were taken using the Astronomik CLS light pollution filter.


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M1 - The Crab Nebula

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14 x 180s subs, 25 dark frames, 31 flat frames, 50 bias frames. Telescope: Celestron C6N. Camera: T1i with Astronomik CLS filter. Mount: AVX mount unguided.


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Galaxies M81 and M82

April, 2016

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15 light frames @ 4 mins each. 15 dark frames. 50 flat frames & 70 bias frames. Stacked in DSS and processed in PixInsight.


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Jupiter

May 21, 2016

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Recorded 1:40 secs of video using a ZWO ASI120MC planetary camera, software used to capture the video is Sharpcap, Then processed the video in Registax 6.


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Mars

2016

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Recorded 1000 frames of video using a ZWO ASI120MC as my camera and Sharpcap as my video software. Stacked and processed in Registax using the Wavelets tools and adjusted the Histogram.


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Saturn

2016

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Recorded 1000 frames of video using a ZWO ASI120MC as my camera and Sharpcap as my video software. Stacked and processed in Registax using the Wavelets tools and adjusted the Histogram.


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M31 - The Andromeda Galaxy

November 25, 2016

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17 4 min exposures, stacked with Deep Sky Stacker and processed in PixInsight. Used phd2 as my guiding software and the ZWO ASI120MC as my guide camera and Orion 50mm mini guidescope. Images were captured with the Canon Rebel T1i and I used the Astronomik CLS light pollution filter.


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M42 - The Orion Nebula

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Camera: Canon T1i. Telescope: Celestron 6 in Newtonian. Mount: Celestron AVX. Guiding software: phd2 guiding. Took 11 - 300 sec exposures, 6 - 300 sec dark frames, 40 flat frames and 50 bias frames. Stacked in Deep Sky Stacker and processed with PixInsight.


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Leo Triplet

March 3, 2017

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28 x 4 min light frames,15 x 4 min dark frames, no flat frames and no bias frames: All images were stacked in Deep Sky Stacker, then processed with PixInsight. Camera - Canon T1i, Telescope - Celestron 6 in Newtonian on an AVX mount guided with phd2 software.


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M16

2017

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Camera: Canon T1i, Imaging scope: Celestron 6" Newtonian, Guide Scope: Orion 50mm guide scope, Guide camera: ZWO ASI120MC. Images and calibration frames: 16 240sec light frames, 25 240 sec dark frames, 40 flat frames and 100 bias frames Stacked in Deep Sky Stacker and processed in PixInsight. Images were shot from my driveway.


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M8 - Lagoon Nebula

2017

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Imaging scope: Celestron 6" Newtonian. Camera: Canon T1i, Orion 50mm guide scope, ASI120MC guide camera, phd2 as my guiding software. 9 x 240 sec light frames, 30 x 240 sec dark frames, 40 flat frames, 200 bias frames stacked in Deep Sky Stacker and processed in PixInsight.


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M15

2017

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39 - 4 min light frames, 20 - 4 min dark frames, 41 flat frames, 200 bias frames. Imaging Scope is Celestron 6" Newtonian. Camera is Canon T1i. Guide Scope is Orion 50mm autoguider. Auto Guider is ZWO ASI120MC. Guiding software used is phd2. Shot was taken from my driveway.


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M52 & the Bubble Nebula

2018

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11 - 4 min light frame subs for a total of 44 mins exposure time. 8 - 4 min dark frames taken right after the light frames. 40 flat frames - I used an LED flat panel laid on top of a white t-shirt to give an flat illuminated surface. 100 bias frames.


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Horsehead Nebula

2018

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14 - 300 sec Light Frames. 8 - 300 sec Dark Frames. 40 - Flat frames. 200 - Bias Frames. Taken with a canon T1i through a 6" Newtonian scope. This is a reprocess and crop of the entire image which also shows the Flame.


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Joe Morris

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Lunar Eclipse

January 20, 2000

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Taken near totality with an 8" f/10 focal ratio Meade LX-50 SCT, using an f/6.3 focal reducer, K-1000 Pentax 35mm camera at prime focus, and Fuji 400 Superia print film. Exposure time was approximately 8 seconds, and the image was cropped and manipulated for contrast with Adobe Photo Deluxe and Paint Shop Pro software.


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Charles T. Northrop

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Moon

December 15, 2013

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Taken through my 100mm Orion desktop scope with my Canon Rebel T3 with T-ring and adapter. Camera Settings was 100 ISO and speed was 1/125.


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Moon

January 9, 2014

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Taken through my 100mm Orion desktop scope with my Canon Rebel T3 with T-ring and adapter. Camera Settings was 200 ISO and speed was 1/125.


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Venus

November 29, 2013

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You see Venus hanging low on the horizon on the left side of the pic and just to the right of it you can see a very faint streak. This is the Hubble Space Telescope which flew by on November 29, 2013 at a .8 magnitude. The camera I used was my Canon Rebel T3 with ISO set at 400, F5, and exposure setting set at 15 seconds.


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International Space Station

December 10, 2013

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The streak you see between the two trees is of the International Space Station flying over at a -1.6 on December 10, 2013, coming out of the west at 6:09 pm. I used my Canon Rebel T3 settings 400 ISO, f5 and 15 second exposure.


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Wallace G. Pursell

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Mars

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This picture shows a polar ice cap. No other information given.


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Solar Eclipse

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ISO 200 f11-1. No other information given.


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Solar Eclipse

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ISO 200 f11-1. No other information given.


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Crescent Moon

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Nearly Full Moon

August 8, 1984

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OA/1, 28mm Lens, 28mm Eyepiece, 1/1000 f11. No other information given.


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Full Moon

August 10, 1984

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ISA/16, 28mm Lens, 28mm Eyepiece, 1/1000 f8. No other information given.


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Jupiter

August 27, 1984

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10 inch f5.6 Dobson, 8mm RKE (178x), 50mm f1.8 Lens, ASA 400 film, 1/15 second exposure.


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Sunspots

February 2, 1990

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10 inch Dobson at 45x, 32mm eyepiece, 50mm Lens, Wratten ND 4.00 filter, Ektar 25 film, 1/125 second exposure at f19.


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Lunar Eclipse

February 20, 2000

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Multiple exposure of the Moon in totality from 10:06 PM to 11:20 PM CST. 6 second exposure every 6 minutes with a Nikon FM2, 115mm f3.5 lens on AGFA Optima ISO 400 film. Taken in Baton Rouge.


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Sunspots

October 28, 2003

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Taken with ISO 200 film, exposure time of 1/125 second, with a Thousand Oaks type 2+ filter, on a Meade ETX 125EC telescope.


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Lunar Eclipse

November 8, 2003

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Multiple exposure of the November 8th, 2003 Lunar Eclipse from 7:00 PM to 7:48 PM CST. 3 second exposure every 4 minutes with a Nikon FM2 at 150mm on AGFA Optima ISO 400 film. Shutter open on "13" with "Black Hat" over lens. First two and last two Moon images not in totality.


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Steve Smith

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Comet Hale-Bopp C/1995 O1

March 28, 1997

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Taken in Wesson, Mississippi. The film used was Fuji 800 Super G Plus with an exposure time of 5 minutes at f/4.5. A 400 mm telephoto lens was used with my Pentax ME Super SLR camera piggybacked to my 8" Meade LX-50 SCT. This was the first time I had seen Hale Bopp in dark skies away from Baton Rouge. It was spectacular! Image reprocessed November, 2003.


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Comet Hale-Bopp C/1995 O1

April 6, 1997

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Here's a photo taken in Clinton, LA. at our BRAS Hale-Bopp Comet viewing session. This was taken with Fuji 800 Super G Plus film through a 50mm camera at f/2 for 4 minutes piggyback to my 8" Meade LX-50. Ion tail is visible at 1 o'clock with dust tail visible at 2 o'clock. M-45 (The Pleiades) is visible in the left upper corner of the picture. Wish the power lines weren't in the way but otherwise, I am pleased with it. There is a light streak in the background which is either an airplane or might even be a meteor. We did see several meteors that night.


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Mars

September 25, 2003

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Photo taken on 9/25/03 at 10:30 pm with my new 10" LX200 SCT and an Olympus 2100 Digital camera hooked to 12mm Nagler at almost full zoom. Photo taken at f3.2 at 1/30th second exposure. 50 frames stacked in Registax v2.


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Sunspots

October 28, 2003

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Photo group taken on 10/28/03 at 3:00 pm through 10" LX200GPS at f/6.3 with a Olympus 2100 Ultra Zoom Digital Camera afocal on a 40mm MaxView Eyepiece.


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Jupiter

November 16, 2003

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Jupiter image taken on 11/16/03 from Baton Rouge with ToUcam Pro II Web camera (unmodified) attached to my 10" LX200GPS f/10 with 2x barlow. Image taken with setup at f20. 2489 frames stacked and processed in Registax v2.1.13.


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Saturn

December 30, 2003

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Saturn image taken on 12/30/03 from Baton Rouge on 10" LX200GPS with 2x barlow and ToUcam Pro II web camera. 1600 images stacked and processed in Registax.


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Texas Star Party Composite

May, 2004

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Skies Over Texas Star Party - Images taken with 10" LX200 and SBIG ST-7ME CCD camera.


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Lunar Eclipse

October 27, 2004

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Taken with 10" LX200 and digital camera.


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Full Moon

December 26, 2004

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Taken with 10" LX200 and digital camera.


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M45, The Pleiades

March 10, 2005

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Taken with Canon 10D and Tak Sky 90 - 20x3 min. Images processed in Images Plus.


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Jupiter

March 27, 2005

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Taken with 10" LX200 f/20 and ToUcam Web camera.


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Sun with large sunspot

September 16, 2005

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Taken with Canon 10D through 10" LX200 at f/6.3.


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M42, M43, and The Running Man Nebula

October 10, 2005

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Taken with a Tak Sky 90 f/4.4 and Canon 10D Digital Camera, 60x1min images, processed in Images Plus and ACDSee.


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Mars

October 16, 2005

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Taken with 10" LX200 f/40 and ToUcam.


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M31, The Andromeda Galaxy

October 28, 2005

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Imaged with Tak 90 Refractor at f/4.4 and Canon 10D, 24x5min Images Processed in Images Plus.


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Galaxy M33

October 28, 2005

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Imaged with Tak 90 Refractor at f/4.4 and Canon 10D, 12x5min Images Processed in Images Plus.


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Steven M. Tilley

Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner Movie

September 14, 2018

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