Astrophotography

C/2012 S1 – Comet ISON


Mystic Sunset

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November 22 2013

Luna

11-day waxing gibbous, DSLR with Celestron 8SE, UT 1738 Jan 12 2014

Jupiter and the Galileans

Mighty Jupiter and its four major satellites, first documented by Galileo in 1610. From top: Callisto, Europa, Io and Ganymede. Dec 19 2013, UT 2354

C/2013 R1 – Comet Lovejoy

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Above: Nov 19 2013, 0205h; below: 0440h;  the comet’s rapid velocity against the background stars is apparent

Venus setting

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Nov 12 2013

Wide Angle Panorama, Mar 5 2014


Jupiter – the King

Dec 2013, 395 million miles distant. Raw image

Lunar Close-up

Western Hemisphere of the Moon, including craters Plato (1), Aristarchus (2), Copernicus (3) and Kepler (4); also Sinus Iridum (5) and Mare Imbrium (6). Jan 2014

Betelgeuse, Orion

Mar 2014

Crescent Venus

The 13%-illuminated Venusian crescent, 20 days prior to inferior conjunction, 1642 UT Dec 22 2013

Mercury, Jan 28 2014

DSLR, left; 8″ SCT, right

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