Beyond the Atmosphere

Posted in Astro, General at 11:00 pm by Warren Williams

A favourite pastime is stargazing through telescopes at my grandfathers house, who has a couple of scopes, and old photography gear. The conditions tonight were tough, with a lot of shimmering in the atmosphere which doesn’t give the best results. The full moon isn’t the best to photograph either, due to the lack of contrast and shadows as the sun is lighting the moon from directly above.

An old, but favourite of Jupiter passing behind the Moon – June 2005
20D + 10″ Meade LX200 telescope

Orions Belt, shot with 1DIII, 70-200f4, @ 200mm, mounted on telescope, ISO 3200

Clouds creating some shadowing
1D III + 8″ Celestron telescope

Orion’s Nebula – 1DIII – ISO 6400, 2000mm focal length

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  1. octavian brezean said,

    March 24, 2008 at 9:40 am

    spectacular, very nice shots and rare. fav the first one!

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