Astrophotography - Page 5

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Moon :

Moon

Edgar Russell

Updated: Mar 18, 2011 5:23pm PST

NGC Catalog : New General Catalog<br />
7,840 Objects

NGC Catalog

Edgar Russell

New General Catalog 7,840 Objects

Updated: Feb 26, 2011 6:21am PST

Planets :

Planets

Edgar Russell

Updated: Feb 26, 2011 6:19am PST

Astrophotography : Selected astrophotography

Astrophotography

Eric

Selected astrophotography

Updated: Nov 10, 2010 12:52pm PST

Moon :

Moon

Craig Dickson

Updated: Jun 21, 2010 10:45pm PST

Astro Photography back in FILM Days : The photos in this gallery were done with film in the “last century”!  Those of you who are using digital cameras, image stacking, auto guiders, and “go to” telescopes don’t have a good feel for the challenges in astro photography in the old days.  There is no question that today’s equipment can produce much higher quality images with less effort than before, and that’s a good thing.  To put this in perspective, when the 200 inch telescope went into operation in the early ‘50s the limiting magnitude star it could photograph with available film was about 21st magnitude.  That magnitude star can now be photographed with a 10 inch scope using today’s digital cameras.  That is just amazing to me when you realize that the 200 inch scope gathers 400 times more light than a 10 inch scope!  Please enjoy these images from the old days.

Astro Photography back in FILM Days

photorick

The photos in this gallery were done with film in the “last century� ...

Updated: Feb 28, 2010 6:39pm PST

Conjunction of Earth's Moon Venus and Jupiter : The Earth's Moon Venus and Jupiter together in the Southwestern sky 1 hour after sunset on December 1, 2008 as viewed from New Jersey

Conjunction of Earth's Moon Venus and...

Ben Johnson

The Earth's Moon Venus and Jupiter together in the Southwestern sky 1 ...

Updated: Dec 02, 2008 8:22am PST

Deep Sky :

Deep Sky

ThorBob

Updated: Sep 07, 2008 5:28am PST

Lunar Eclipse 2/20/2008 : Lunar Eclipse from 2/20/2008

Lunar Eclipse 2/20/2008

Bob and Melissa Brinley

Lunar Eclipse from 2/20/2008

Updated: Feb 20, 2008 7:40pm PST

Luna :

Luna

ThorBob

Updated: Sep 05, 2007 1:06am PST