Yosemite Valley at Night
(Click for bigger and better)Startrails I - @ El Tarillal.
ISS transiting the solar diskWave 'hi' to Chris Hadfield6 hours setting up, 3/4 seconds of shooting (I got three frames.)//Image links to larger version with ISS detail inset.
Whirlpool Galaxy45 images stacked and processed in Deep Sky Stacker. Scope was a Celestron CPC 1100.//Hubble has spoiled us.
"Messier 27"aka "Dumbbell Nebula"20 images, 30 second exposures @, iso 1600DeepSkyStacker and GimpGallery
Obligatory Pan-STARR comet imageNear the crescent moon, with earthshine lunar goodness, over Phoenix shortly after sunset
30 stacked exposures at 2 minutes each, 24mm f/2.8.
Night Sky at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
A little aurora pr0n for you all
(Click for bigger and better)Startrails II - @ El Tarillal.
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.
Posting after fluffybunny is intimidating. But here goes.
Overhead in the Adirondacks
"Messier 13"aka "Great globular cluster in Hercules"44 images, 60 second exposures @ iso 160027 images, 30 second exposures @ iso 1600DeepSkyStacker and GimpGallery
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.
15 sec exposure
Looking towards the center of the Milky Way
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.
"Messier 53"9 images, 60 second exposures @ iso 160013 images, 30 second exposures @ iso 1600DeepSkyStacker and GimpGallery
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
Mont St Michel(Click on image to pop bigger version)
Nice(Click on image to pop bigger version)
Riomaggiore(Click on image to pop bigger version)
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
An Experiment in Urban Star TrailsUsing 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.
Nighttime on Stone Tower in the Allegheny Mts.
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