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17 Dec 2016 08:23

Another forum, another astrophotography thread :)

Post here any photos you've taken of objects in space!

I'll start it off with some noteworthy pics of mine (pics in spoilers are ones that I (might) have posted before on the old forum).

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ISS transiting the Moon, December 2016
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17 Dec 2016 16:04

HarbingerDawn, I love those shots! Especially the:
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Source of the post Conjunction of the Moon and Mars (through binoculars), December 2007
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17 Dec 2016 16:20

HarbingerDawn wrote:
Source of the post ISS transiting the Moon, December 2016


What is that green spot on the Moon? Is it just a lens flare or is it a result of editing
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17 Dec 2016 16:23

Spectacular shot of the ISS transit!
 
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17 Dec 2016 16:44

I mean to the left of the ISS. It looks like there's a large green dot
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17 Dec 2016 17:00

Hornblower wrote:
Source of the post What is that green spot on the Moon? Is it just a lens flare or is it a result of editing

A fresh impact crater, fresh lunar impact ejecta tends to have a greenish-blue color. But don't pay much attention to it in this picture, all I did was bump up the saturation, which just makes the shortcomings in this camera's ability to capture subtle colors (especially at high ISO values) all the more obvious.

In other words, it's partly real color, partly imperfect capture/processing.

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HarbingerDawn, I love those shots! Especially the:
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Source of the post Conjunction of the Moon and Mars (through binoculars), December 2007


I've always liked that one too :) To me it looks like a large planet orbiting close to its host star.

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Thanks!
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17 Dec 2016 17:05

I guess this thread is appropriate for this. Another Opportunity Mars photo
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17 Dec 2016 18:05

Hornblower wrote:
I guess this thread is appropriate for this. Another Opportunity Mars photo
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No. This thread is for pictures that you have personally taken of objects in space. I'll clarify that in the OP.
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18 Dec 2016 11:19

This is Hale-Bopp in April 1998, unfortunately I've lost precise information regarding the time and date. I can't find anymore the original film. What I do remember is:
30s exposure on Kodak 400 ISO, Minolta with 70-200 f/2.8 lenses, plus various filtering processes in GIMP to get rid of light pollution, which I remember was depressing. Not bad for a first time, though.

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This is the improptu position between Andromeda and Perseus
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02 Jan 2017 12:01

There's a nice conjunction of Mars, the Moon and Venus tonight.  And over here a pretty sunset to top it.
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02 Jan 2017 15:17

Magnificent
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03 Jan 2017 11:11

The Quandrantids have just peaked.  The meteors have been visible for several days, but just a few.  Only today do they peak for a few hours.  I just got an unusual shot of a Quadrantid.  It's a long exposure, but the meteor is just a dot.  That means it was headed straight for the camera.  Which gives a rare opportunity to pinpoint the radiant in a single exposure.  I've circled the Quadrantid and drawn the Big Dipper to show the position in the sky.
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03 Jan 2017 12:42

Wow, that really was headed right to the camera.  Neat!
 
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03 Jan 2017 13:00

The video is pretty unspectacular, though. :)
 http://norskmeteornettverk.no/meteor/20170103/161200/voksenlia/cam2/voksenlia-20170103161201-gnomonic.mp4

Here's another Quadrantid this evening, much prettier:
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19 Jan 2017 05:02

Pics I took of the 2015 (I think) luner eclipse. Sorry for the poor quality, Going though my image archive and found them. 

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