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Northern Milky Way – May 27, 2017

A rare scene lately around my area, a clear morning view of the Northern Milky Way! I snapped this early in the morning of May 27, 2017 in Weatherly, Pennsylvania. The Samyang 14mm lens allows you to pack in a pretty wide field of view.

Tech Specs: Canon 6D, Samyang 14mm f/2.8, 25 seconds, ISO 3200, tripod mounted.


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.


Jupiter with Io and Europa – May 20, 2017

This is from another video I captured on May 20, 2017 showing Jupiter and two moon, Io and Europa. The original video capture was 10,000 frames over 3-minutes. I only processed the first 1-minute of the video stream (about 3,500 frames) for this image. Three minutes is simply too long unless you derotate the video images (from Jupiter rotating during the capture).

The next step is to refine the capture process to maximize the frames per second (fps) for a 1-minute video.

Tech Specs: Meade 12” LX-90 telescope, ASI290MC camera, Celestron CGEM-DX mount. Software included: FireCapture v2.5.10 x64, AutoStakkert! V3.0.14 (x64), Registax v6 and Adobe Lightroom. Date: May 20, 2017.  Location: Weatherly, Pennsylvania.


Imaging Jupiter on May 20, 2017

My Meade telescope was setup in the driveway imaging Jupiter (brightest object in the background) on the evening of May 20, 2017 and I took the opportunity to capture a wide-field view.

Tech Specs: Canon 6D and Lensbaby Circular Fisheye 5.8mm f/3.5 lens, tripod mounted, 13 second exposure at ISO 3200, f/3.5 and 5.8mm. Location: Weatherly, Pennsylvania. Photographed on May 20, 2017.


Morning Crescent Moon – May 23, 2017

I captured this view of the thin morning crescent moon on the way to work this morning, making a quick stop in Hickory Run State Park, Pennsylvania. The morning colors were just peeking, Venus was higher up but behind the clouds.

Tech Specs: Canon 6D and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM lens, 1/125 second exposure at ISO 800, f/4 and 160mm. Location: Hickory Run State Park, Pennsylvania. Photographed on May 23, 2017 at 05:25 AM local time.


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