Category Archives: Star Shots

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

Sirius Setting in the West in the Early Morning Hours

With Christmas approaching I thought I would share this image of Sirius setting in the western sky. This view was captured about 4:30 AM local time from my backyard in Weatherly, Pennsylvania on December 6, 2016.

Tech Specs: Canon 6D tripod mounted using a Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM lens, ISO 3200, 10 seconds, f/2.8 and 70mm. Star filter was used for diffraction spikes.

…Tom

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