Tag Archives: January

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

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

Eudoxus Crater – January 7, 2017

Eudoxis Crater (Lunar) – diameter is 70 km, named after the Greek astronomer (c. 408-355 BC). Noted for the terraced slopes on the interior walls (that you can make out in my image) and not having a central peak.

Tech Specs: ZWO ASI290MC camera and Meade 12” LX90 telescope mounted on a Celestron CGEM-DX mount. Software used included Sharpcap v2.9, AutoStakkert! Alpha Version 2.3.0.21, ImagesPlus v5.75a, and Registax v6.1.0.8. Photographed on January 7, 2017 from Weatherly, Pennsylvania.

…Tom

The Planet Venus on January 25, 2017

Here is a view of the planet Venus taken on January 25, 2017, now at 43% full and it will be progressively getting narrower and larger over the next few weeks.

Tech Specs: Meade LX90 12” Telescope, ZWO ASI290MC camera at prime focus, best 2,000 frames of 10,000 frames sampled. Taken from Weatherly, Pennsylvania. Software included SharpCap 2.9, Registax, and Adobe Lightroom.

…Tom

Copernicus Crater – January 7, 2017

Copernicus – diameter is 96 km, named after the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. It typifies craters that formed during the Copernican period in that it has a prominent ray system.

From Wikipedia: The Copernican Period in the lunar geologic timescale runs from approximately 1.1 billion years ago to the present day. The base of the Copernican period is defined by impact craters that possess bright optically immature ray systems.

Tech Specs: ZWO ASI290MC camera and Meade 12” LX90 telescope mounted on a Celestron CGEM-DX mount. Software used included Sharpcap v2.9, AutoStakkert! Alpha Version 2.3.0.21, ImagesPlus v5.75a, and Registax v6.1.0.8. Photographed on January 7, 2017 from Weatherly, Pennsylvania.

…Tom

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