Planets and Moon
June 02 2010

  • 5 Planets (Annotated)

    Object: Conjunction of Planets Date: July 14, 2001 Exposure: 30 Seconds Film: Kodak Ektachrome E200 Equipement: Losmandy G-11 GEM, Tokina ATX 80-200 @ 80mm f/5.6 piggybacked on 10" f/10 Meade OTA Autoguider: Unguided. Camera: Minolta SRT-102 Hardware & Software: HP S20xi film scanner & Hamrick Vuescan 7.1.1. The scans, processed, cropped, and then digitally stacked using Picture Window 3.0. Info: Before sunrise on July 14, 2001, five planets were in position to be placed in the same frame of my camera. Four of the five planets are Venus, Saturn, Jupiter, and Mercury. Also visible are some stars in that region of the sky, including Albebaran and Elnath.

  • Winslow Crater

    I captured this image from a low flying space craft that I was in at the time. It was only flying about 7 miles high near Winslow, AZ. Look here for more information about Meteor Crater. Photo taken with my trust X-700 and 28-105 zoom at 35000 feet and 550 MPH.

  • Full Moon

    This image of the full moon was taken on 11 April 1998. 10" f/10 Meade LX6 at prime focus with a Minolta SRT-102. Exposure was 1/125 sec on Kodak Ektapress Multi-Speed (PJM-2). Finally this image was scanned using my HP Photosmart scanner.

  • Waxing Gibbous Moon

    Object: Waxing Gibbous Moon Time & Date: Approx 9:02PM to 9:06PM EDT (1:02 - 1:06 UT) May 07, 2006 Exposures: 216 x 1/60 sec ISO100 Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D Equipment: 10" f/10 Meade OTA, Meade 0.63 Focal Reducer, and Losmandy G-11 GEM Guiding: None Software: WinMRW, Registar, Registax 4, and Picture Window Pro 3.5.10 Info: This is a stack of 216 (one 2Gb CF card full) RAW images I captured on the evening of May 7th 2006. Stacking was done with Registar in lots of 16 and then the resulting "sub-stacks" were stacked into a final image. The image then underwent a slight amount of wavelet processing in Registax 4. Cropping and resizing were completed in PWP.