Category Archives: Planets

Morning Stars from Pennsylvania – August 30, 2017

Here is a single shot of the morning stars looking to the East/Southeast from Pennsylvania. I’ve added some labels to help you identify some of the brighter objects on your morning commute!

Tech Specs: Canon 6D, Canon EF17-40mm f/4L USM, tripod mounted, 3.2 second shot, ISO 3200, f/4 and 24mm. Date: August 30, 2017 Location: 41.048399, -75.747473 (cut and paste into Google).

…Tom

Moon, Aldebaran, Capella and Venus – August 16, 2017

I captured this foggy view this morning, August 16, 2017, while driving through Hickory Run State Park here in Pennsylvania. Venus is low on the horizon, Aldebaran just to the upper right of the moon and Capella in the upper left.

Tech Specs: Canon 6D, Canon EF17-40mm f/4L USM, tripod, ISO 800, 1 second exposure at f/4 and 17mm.

…Tom

Moons of Saturn – July 31, 2017

Here is an over-exposed view of the planet Saturn in order to try and capture some of the planet’s moons. In this view I managed to capture Rhea, Hyperion, Titan, Dione, Enceladus )a small bump on the edge of the over-exposed Saturn), Tethys and Iapetus.

Tech Specs: Meade 12” LX90, Celestron CGEM-DX mount, Canon 6D, single 15-second exposure at ISO 3200 using Backyard EOS. Photographed on July 31, 2017 from Weatherly, Pennsylvania.

…Tom

The Planet Saturn – July 31, 2017

The planet Saturn imaged on the evening of July 31, 2017 under below average conditions.

Tech Specs: Meade 12” LX90, Celestron CGEM-DX mount, ASI290MC, Televue 2.5x Powermate, best 1000 of 2000 frames, AutoStakkert! V3.0.14 (x64), FireCapture v2.5.10 x64 and Registax v6. Photographed on July 31, 2017 from Weatherly, Pennsylvania.

…Tom

Morning Glory – August 3, 2017

I woke up this morning and peeked out my backdoor to see this sight greeting me! The clouds were moving fast to the east and I sure wanted to keep them in the image. The brightest object in the lower left is the planet Venus. Going clockwise from Venus is the star Alnath, Capella, Algol, the Pleiades Cluster and then Aldebaran and the Hyades Cluster.

Tech Specs: Canon 6D, Canon EF17-40mm f/4L USM lens, tripod mounted, 10 seconds at ISO 3200, f/4 and 40mm. Diffraction spikes added in post processing. Location: Weatherly, Pennsylvania. Date/Time: August 3, 2017 at 08:50 UTC.

…Tom

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