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(Farktography) Farktography Theme of Farktography Contest No. 419: "Farkstronomy 2". Details and rules in first post. LGT next week's theme   ( divider line
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2013-05-12 11:40:19 AM  
22 votes:
Yosemite Valley at Night

2013-05-16 12:25:34 AM  
21 votes:
Tossing snowballs at Satan, from the looks of the competition; but here goes...
2013-05-14 09:52:32 PM  
19 votes:

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Startrails I - @ El Tarillal.

2013-05-12 02:06:11 PM  
18 votes:

ISS transiting the solar disk
Wave 'hi' to Chris Hadfield

6 hours setting up, 3/4 seconds of shooting (I got three frames.)

//Image links to larger version with ISS detail inset.

2013-05-12 01:59:07 PM  
18 votes:

Whirlpool Galaxy

45 images stacked and processed in Deep Sky Stacker. Scope was a Celestron CPC 1100.

//Hubble has spoiled us.

2013-05-11 10:14:16 PM  
18 votes:

"Messier 27"
aka "Dumbbell Nebula"

20 images, 30 second exposures @, iso 1600
DeepSkyStacker and Gimp

2013-05-12 02:09:12 PM  
16 votes:

Obligatory Pan-STARR comet image
Near the crescent moon, with earthshine lunar goodness, over Phoenix shortly after sunset

2013-05-15 11:08:26 AM  
14 votes:
If the contest had allowed streetlights, then I wouldn't have cropped out a group of them just to the left. They look like the eyeballs blinking in the dark at the end of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride.
2013-05-12 11:43:03 AM  
14 votes:
Yosemite Valley at Night

2013-05-11 09:49:17 PM  
14 votes:

Comet Pan-STARRS as it passed by a few weeks ago.

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2013-05-13 10:58:44 PM  
13 votes:
RV-6, SPC900, 2x Barlow.  1098 stacked frames
2013-05-13 10:56:24 PM  
13 votes:

41 image composite taken with a 40-year-old RV-6 Dynascope and a Phillips SPC-900 webcam
2013-05-12 06:04:36 PM  
13 votes:

30 stacked exposures at 2 minutes each, 24mm f/2.8.

2013-05-12 11:42:23 AM  
13 votes:
Night Sky at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

2013-05-16 12:55:34 AM  
12 votes:

Looking north

2013-05-16 12:59:04 AM  
11 votes:

A little aurora pr0n for you all

2013-05-16 12:36:37 AM  
11 votes:
#3 (really wanted to toss in my Orion Nebula shot, but that's already been here's another nebula in Orion)
2013-05-14 09:53:41 PM  
11 votes:

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Startrails II - @ El Tarillal.

2013-05-13 11:01:29 PM  
11 votes:
Jupiter and Io.
2013-05-16 07:40:08 AM  
10 votes:
2013-05-16 02:10:22 AM  
10 votes:
Moonrise over the Absaroka Mountains. Taken near Livingston, MT.
2013-05-15 04:33:53 PM  
10 votes:
2013-05-15 11:01:59 AM  
10 votes:
This is a single exposure. I was on the beach shooting the lunar eclipse with my pitiful equipment, meant only for terrestrial shots. The moon was about to slip behind the fog bank, when a friendly dog came over for a scratch, and bumped my tripod in the process. first I cursed, then I decided to keep it--this photo, not the dog. The dog went home with her owner, both unaware that I had a canine photo assistant that morning.

2013-05-12 01:42:01 AM  
9 votes:

Posting after fluffybunny is intimidating. But here goes.

Overhead in the Adirondacks

I spent 3 nights shooting the sky and this was the best I got. There was an astounding amount of light in the sky to the point that shots over the lake looked like it was daylight. Gonna try some different ideas this year.
2013-05-11 10:13:16 PM  
9 votes:

"Messier 13"
aka "Great globular cluster in Hercules"

44 images, 60 second exposures @ iso 1600
27 images, 30 second exposures @ iso 1600
DeepSkyStacker and Gimp

2013-05-16 06:15:19 AM  
8 votes:

M81 and M82 - Canon t1i (unmodded), Celestron C6SGT, 60 frames/2 minutes each @ ISO 800 stacked in Deep Sky Stacker.
2013-05-15 11:01:57 PM  
7 votes:
Orion Nebula

300mm lens and a bit of a crop
2013-05-15 09:50:14 PM  
7 votes:
Transit of Venus

June 5, 2012. Won't happen again until 2117. 10" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with solar filter and eyepiece projection.
2013-05-12 05:51:44 PM  
7 votes:

Magnetic storm AR 1476, and it's smaller relations AR 1477 and AR 1471 as seen on May 10, 2012. Shot in Hydrogen-alpha and IR spectra on a modified Nikon D50. This storm was roughly eight times the size of Earth.

2013-05-16 02:11:04 AM  
6 votes:
International Space Station passing in front of the Big Dipper. Taken in Emigrant, MT.
2013-05-12 08:24:19 PM  
6 votes:

15 sec exposure

2013-05-11 09:51:48 PM  
6 votes:

Comet Pan-STARRS a little closer the next night.
2013-05-16 02:13:56 AM  
5 votes:
Venus transiting the Sun. Taken in Fullerton, CA, handheld through a welding helmet.
Xoc [TotalFark]
2013-05-16 02:05:04 AM  
5 votes:
Transit of Venus June 5th, 2012, from Mauna Loa, Hawaii. Shot with a cell phone camera through the eyepiece of a 5 inch telescope with a dobsonian mount.
2013-05-16 12:51:26 AM  
5 votes:
Looking towards the center of the Milky Way

2013-05-16 12:32:14 AM  
5 votes:
#2 (with voting!)

/mods, please remove the previous post. Thanks
2013-05-15 11:19:47 AM  
5 votes:

Thanks to all for the delicious examples you have provided! This contest has been timely for me, because I'm just starting to THINK about dipping my toes into more serious astrophotography.

2013-05-11 10:15:17 PM  
5 votes:

"Messier 53"

9 images, 60 second exposures @ iso 1600
13 images, 30 second exposures @ iso 1600
DeepSkyStacker and Gimp

2013-05-16 01:39:57 AM  
4 votes:

Previously posted...

Wandered out of the house to take this with smartphone pressed against telescope eyepiece.
/first time trying cell and tele combo. results are good.

21 Jan 2013 10:27 PM

2013-05-15 08:27:49 AM  
4 votes:
Mont St Michel
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2013-05-15 08:22:44 AM  
4 votes:
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2013-05-12 08:27:45 PM  
4 votes:

2013-05-16 07:18:37 AM  
3 votes:
2013-05-15 08:26:28 AM  
3 votes:
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2013-05-13 05:45:54 PM  
3 votes:

Venus is on the right, Jupiter is on the left.
Sunset at the Doorndraai Game Farm in South Africa (about 200km northwest of Johannesburg)
Taken March 19, 2012

2013-05-12 06:00:02 PM  
3 votes:

An Experiment in Urban Star Trails

Using a graduated density filter to tone down the lights on the bridge, I was able to capture star trails over San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. 11 1/2 minutes, single exposure.

2013-05-12 01:47:40 AM  
3 votes:

Nighttime on Stone Tower in the Allegheny Mts.

Funny story - shortly after i began shooting atop the tower, 3 car loads of people just showed up. I was afraid they were going to be partiers and I'd be awash in booze soaked idiots who were going to ruin my shots. They turned out to be a group from some summer camp looking through a large telescope one of them had. Turned out to be a pretty pleasant group after all...

At least I'm in before linguine, orionid and ravnostic (among others) blow me out of the water...
2013-05-11 09:55:40 PM  
3 votes:

8 second exposure of the space station flying over head last week.
2013-05-16 09:49:16 AM  
2 votes:
Orion, January 14, 2013
2013-05-15 12:36:21 PM  
2 votes:

Clear-ish sky over my roof.
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2013-05-12 08:26:10 PM  
2 votes:

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