Category Archives: Star Shots

Early Morning Antares and Scorpius

What do you do at 2 AM in the morning? If I wake up and see bright stars, I head out to take some photos (especially since the weather has been crappy for months). Here is a view of Antares and Scorpius about an hour past their highest elevation over Weatherly, Pennsylvania. Some light clouds were just heading in from the west.

Tech Specs: Canon 6D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM lens, Tiffen star filter, ISO 6400, 10 seconds, tripod mounted, f/2.8, 70mm. Image Date: May 27, 2017 (2:41 AM). Location: Weatherly, Pennsylvania.

…Tom

Morning Antares and Scorpius

Here is a view of Antares and the constellation Scorpius rising in the southern skies with a hint of clouds. If you zoom in on the photo, you can see the large globular cluster Messier 4, The Cat’s Eye, to the right of Antares.

Tech Specs: Canon 6D with a Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM lens tripod mounted. Single 10 second exposure, ISO 3200, 73mm, f/2.8, Tiffen star filter. Imaging was done on March 3, 2017 from Weatherly, Pennsylvania.

…Tom

Antares and the Head of Scorpius

Seeing these stars rising in the east remind me that the days are getting longer and I will soon lose a lot of telescope time, not that the weather in Pennsylvania has been good the last two months anyway. You can see red Antares rising through the bare tress in my backyard, the Broad Mountain in the background.

Tech Specs: Canon 6D with a Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM lens tripod mounted. Single 8 second exposure, ISO 3200, 70mm, f/2.8, Tiffen star filter. Imaging was done on February 3, 2017 from Weatherly, Pennsylvania.

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…Tom

Jupiter and Spica in the Early Morning

Here is a picture of bright Jupiter hovering over the star Spica (the primary star in the constellation Virgo). Jupiter remains in Virgo through much of 2017, crossing into Libra in mid-November.

Tech Specs: Canon 6D with a Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM lens tripod mounted. Single 8 second exposure, ISO 3200, 70mm, f/2.8, Tiffen star filter. Imaging was done on February 3, 2017 from Weatherly, Pennsylvania.

…Tom

Sirius in the Clouds

Sirius – photographed last evening during a brief break in the clouds, just coming up and over some bare trees in the back yard.


Tech Specs: Canon 6D with a Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM lens tripod mounted. Single 10 second exposure, ISO 3200, 70mm, f/2.8, Tiffen star filter. Imaging was done on January 31, 2017 from Weatherly, Pennsylvania.

…Tom

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