Tag Archives: July

Southern Milky Way, Seneca Rocks, West Virginia

Here is a widefield view of the southern Milky Way early in the morning of July 30, 2017 over Seneca Rocks, WV. A Petzl headlamp was used to light paint the trees during the exposure.

Tech Specs: Canon 6D, Canon EF17-40mm f/4L USM lens, tripod mounted, 25 seconds, 17mm, ISO 3200, f/4. Location: Seneca Rocks, West Virginia. Date: July 30, 2017 (12:12 AM local time).

…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

Space Junk Double Flare Over Seneca Rocks, WV

The meteors were flying early in the morning of July 30, 2017 in Seneca Rocks, WV. I did some quick captures to try and snag a few, I didn’t, but did manage to capture this double flare from some passing space junk. I’m calling it space junk since I did not see any satellite predictions along this path. The bright star in the center is Polaris. Input/thoughts greatly appreciated.

Tech Specs: Canon 6D, Canon EF17-40mm f/4L USM lens, tripod mounted, each exposure was 30 seconds, 17mm, ISO 3200, each image has been cropped to just show the section of the trails. Location: Seneca Rocks, West Virginia. Date: July 30, 2017 at 12:53 AM local time.

…Tom

Waxing Gibbous Moon – July 31, 2017

Here is a view of last nights waxing gibbous moon, 63% illuminated, from Weatherly, Pennsylvania.

Tech Specs: Canon 6D, Meade 12” LX90 telescope, Backyard EOS for video capture, best 500 frames of 2000 frames captured using AutoStakkert! V3.0.14 (x64), final post processing in Corel Paintshop Pro. Location: Weatherly, Pennsylvania. Date: July 31, 2017.

…Tom

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