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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

Antares in the Morning Sky on January 30, 2017

Antares in the morning sky! The summer stars are starting to emerge into the morning skies led by Antares. This photo was taken this morning, January 30, 2017 from Hickory Run State Park in Pennsylvania.

Tech Specs: Canon 6D, Canon EF17-40mm f/4L lens, ISO 3200, 25 seconds, f/4, 21mm, tripod mounted, Tiffen star filter.

…Tom

Saturn, Mars and Antares – August 22, 2016

Here is an image I captured last night showing (from top to bottom) Saturn, Mars and Antares. Do you see the fuzzy ball to the lower right of Antares? That is a globular cluster known as the Cat’s Eye or Messier 4.

Saturn, Mars and Antares.

Saturn, Mars and Antares.

Tech Specs: Canon T4i, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM lens, iOptron SkyTracker, ISO 800, 30 seconds, f/2.8, 73mm.

Clear skies!

…Tom

Saturn, Mars and Antares on August 7, 2016

Here is another view of Saturn, Mars and Antares from August 7, 2016 from Weatherly, Pennsylvania. I probably snapped about 40-50 mixed images using different trees for borders. Mars is the brightest object on the right, Antares to the left of Mars and Saturn at the top of the image.

Planetary view from August 7, 2016.

Planetary view from August 7, 2016.

Tech Specs: Canon 6D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM lens, star filter added the diffraction spikes.

Clear skies!

…Tom

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