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The Summer Triangle

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Famed asterism of the summer skies, consisting of (1) Vega, Alpha Lyrae, 3rd brightest star of the Northern Hemisphere at magnitude 0.0; (2) Altair, Alpha Aquilae, 8th brightest (mag. 0.8) and (3) Deneb, Alpha Cygni, 14th brightest at mag 1.3.

 

Geminid

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A Geminid meteor captured at 2334UT on Dec 13 2013, mid thin cloud and bright moonlight. Jupiter dominates, with, from top, Castor, Pollux and Procyon.

 

Lunar West

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

 

Jupiter and the Galileans

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Mighty Jupiter and its four major satellites, first documented by Galileo in 1610. From top: Callisto, Europa, Io and Ganymede. Imaged with DSLR and 8″ SCT, Dec 19 2013, UT 2354; from Limerick, Ireland.

 

Crescent Venus

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

 

Jupiter – the King of Planets, raw image

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Dec 2013.

 

Lunar Close-up

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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.

 

Mercury, Jan 28 2014

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DSLR, left; 8″ SCT, right