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#51 j.gardavsky

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Posted 12 June 2020 - 08:45 AM

Thank you Michael!

 

We have had a hazy weather, so there are no details on the photos I took just with an old pocket Casio in my hands behind the eyepiece.

Your capture shows definitely more details.

 

Quite a few people have queued up behind my telescope,

well, it's been a hard night, but with a rewarding sight.

 

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Posted 16 July 2020 - 02:57 AM

From the evening of 6-18-07: very pleasing lineup of Regulus-Saturn-Moon-Venus, from Griswold, CT. Regulus (at far left) and most of the Sickle of Leo are easily visible as well. (And... added bonus...3.9 magnitude Rho Leonis lined up even farther left than Regulus!)

 

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Posted 18 July 2020 - 09:41 AM

From 5-9-07 - the Moon nestled in tree branches from the Grand Canyon, AZ.

 

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Posted 21 July 2020 - 02:28 AM

Comet Halley, March 1986:

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Posted 21 July 2020 - 02:30 AM

Comet Hale-Bopp, April 1997:

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Posted 21 July 2020 - 02:32 AM

Eclipse, May 2012, at sunset:

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Venus transit at sunset, one month later:

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Posted 21 July 2020 - 03:52 AM

Comet Halley, March 1986:

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This might be the oldest one posted so far!!! :bow:



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Posted 21 July 2020 - 03:56 AM

Eclipse, May 2012, at sunset:

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Venus transit at sunset, one month later:

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Here is my collage of Venus transit images from 6-8-04. I went in to work late that day IIRC to capture - ready? - photos of the screen onto which I projected the image of what was happening through my old and now gone 6" f/8 Edmund reflector.

 

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Posted 21 July 2020 - 04:13 AM

Here is a snapshot image of Saturn from 2-17-06 taken through the 12" with a handheld digital camera. That night, the seeing was so AMAZINGLY perfect...visually, I would swear I was looking at a perfect fine-pen drawing of the planet. The image doesn't capture this but just imagine...

 

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Posted 23 July 2020 - 07:59 AM

Here is one of mine from 16 years ago - the Sun on 2-27-04 with an unusual solar prominence looking like a giant open mouthed skull peering at me from the limb of the Sun.  SCARY!  

 

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Posted 23 July 2020 - 08:20 AM

Here are two from the Deep South Star Gaze of Comet Holmes.  Taken on 11-07-07.  I believe these were taken thru my Tak TSA 102.  Second shot is a compilation comparison showing the comet, the Pleiades and the Moon at the same image scale.

 

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Posted 23 July 2020 - 12:49 PM

Holmes from 11-17-07 from Griswold, CT. Just digital camera time exposures. Note the Pleiades at far left of second (widest field) image with tiny Homes centered!

 

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Posted 23 July 2020 - 12:51 PM

Holmes from 11-17-07 from Griswold, CT. Just digital camera time exposures. Note the Pleiades at far left of second (widest field) image with tiny Homes centered!

 

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For more context, I had just moved to Bishop, GA and left my family in CT awaiting relocation. Holmes outburst I think on 10-23-07 pretty much coincided with my full-time residence in an apartment there. So Comet Holmes was a very welcome godsend for all of those lonely nights. Anyway, I posted nearly daily on CN about my Holmes adventures. Here is a compilation of all of those reports - enjoy!

 

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Posted 23 July 2020 - 04:21 PM

Just the Moon on 9/23/2018 at 10:30pm from Vienna, VA hand held camera at eyepiece.

 

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And then the 2017 Solar Eclipse at totality with a fisheye lens and overlay of some pics thru my P.S.T.

 

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 02:04 AM

Our last Great Comet visible in northern hemisphere was Comet Hale-Bopp. Here's one taken on film in 1997 with a Pentax 200mm telephoto f/4 riding atop a Celestron-8.

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April 2, 1997, 10-min. exposure, Fuji Super G 800 +

We need another like that one.
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Posted 26 July 2020 - 11:34 AM

Nice shots, JG.  That eclipse looks really dark.  I missed the past five total eclipses due to weather--a real losing string.tongue2.gif

 

I did see this eclipse in November of 2003.  The Moon wasn't far from the edge of the umbra, hence the bright limb.

 

Pentax K1000 at prime focus with the C8.

 

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Thank you Michael!

 

Yes, the Blood Moon Eclipses are very nice events, and I have loved the first white shine when the Moon leaves the shadow. It is something like a 'rebirth' of the Moon.

 

Best,

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 12:37 PM

Here's a shot of Comet 17P/Holmes that I took using an 80mm achromatic refractor.

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 12:46 PM

I took this photograph of a very prominent display of the 22 degree solar halo, parhelia (sundogs), and the upper tangent arc with my Canon EOS Digital Rebel DSLR and the stock 18-55mm Canon EFS zoom lens on December 18, 2009.  The circumzenithal arc, which is situated above the upper tangent arc, was visible as well but is not seen in this shot.

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 12:56 PM

Here's a 15 second exposure taken with a Pentax K1000 SLR camera, a Pentax 50mm lens, and Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 800 film from the Astronomical Society of Harrisburg's Naylor Observatory during the colorful aurora of October 30, 2003.

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 01:02 PM

This is another photograph* that I took from a dark site in the Tuscarora State Forest in Pennsylvania during the great auroral display of 11/20/2003. I used a Pentax K1000 SLR camera and a Pentax 50mm lens.  The exposure was 15 seconds long and was of the western sky. 

* The first photograph appears at https://www.cloudyni...oto/?p=10212835

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 01:11 PM

I captured some bright auroral patches low in the west with a Pentax K1000 SLR camera and a Pentax 50mm lens in this 15 second exposure taken from a dark site in the Tuscarora State Forest on 11/20/2003.

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 01:41 PM

Here's a photo of the start of the auroral display at the site in the Tuscarora State Forest on November 20, 2003 that I took with a Pentax K1000 SLR and Pentax 50mm lens.  M45 was just rising at the time. The aurora began in the east and proceeded to spread across the entire sky.

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 01:53 PM

This is another 15-second-long exposure* of the great 2002 Black Forest Star Party aurora captured with a Pentax K1000 SLR camera, a Pentax 50mm lens, and Kodak 400 Gold Max film on 9/7/2002.

* The first one can be seen at https://www.cloudyni...ng-photo/page-2

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 03:03 PM

So many wonderful reminders of things seen in the past. We can look forward to similar and even more wonderful things if we keep looking and live in a way to keep living.

Here's a reminder of a blast from the recent past - the 2017 Geminid Meteor shower.

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Best Geminids from 2 nights in December 2017 - Sony NEX-5N, Samyang 8mm, F/2.8 Fisheye Lens
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Posted 26 July 2020 - 03:26 PM

Here's another 15-second-long exposure of the great auroral display that occurred at the 2002 Black Forest Star Party.  I used a Pentax K1000 SLR camera, a Pentax 50mm lens, and Kodak 400 Gold Max film for the shot.  The Black Forest Star Party is held at Cherry Springs State Park in Potter County, Pennsylvania.

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