Other Objects


Assorted objects in Film and CCD

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North Celestial Pole taken from CSP-12
Wide angle film shot, about 100 * 70 Degrees
Note that the what looks like skyglow is remnents of a spectacular Aurora.

Pentax K1000, KODAK 800, Vivitar 19mm Lens, 20 minutes (5 degree rotation)

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North Celestial Pole taken from Litchfield CT

Pentax K110D, Vivitar 19mm Lens, 17.5 minutes (35 * 30 sec)

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North Celestial Pole taken from Bethany CT

Pentax K110D, Vivitar 19mm Lens, 18.5 minutes (37 * 30 sec)

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North Celestial Pole taken from Goshen CT

Pentax K100D, Vivitar 19mm Lens, 106 minutes (212 * 30 sec)

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North Celestial Pole taken from Hidden Lake
My longest star trail at this time, over 2 hours rotation
I think I caught a meteor

Pentax *istD, Tokina 17mm Lens, 128 minutes (257 * 30 sec)

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Star Trail around Ursa Major
When I tried to capture the peak of the Leonids Shower 2010, not one meteor appeared.

Pentax K100DS, Vivitar 19mm Lens, 48 minutes (97 * 30 sec)

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Star Trail around Persius
When I tried to capture the peak of the Persieds Shower 2012, not one meteor appeared.

Pentax K100D, Tamron 18mm Lens, 82 minutes (165 * 30 sec)

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The popular Double Double Epsilon Lyra.
Elongated at f/10, split with Barlow, pairs are at 90 degrees.

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-7E

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Pete Palagonia's Double Double's Double as featured in Sky and Telescope July 1998.
Note wider separation and the pairs are parallel.

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-7E, 8 sec * 21

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Pete Palagonia's Baseball Diamond as featured in Sky and Telescope August 1998.
Note bright home plate, runner on first, batters on deck. Not visible from my
home with an eyepiece, I only saw it once from a dark site with Pete's help.

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-7E

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Kemble's Cascade
The string of 14 stars indicated are between MAG 7.67 and MAG 8.99

Stellarvue Nighthawk, SBIG ST4000XCM, 3 min * 12

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Coathanger Asterism

130mm lens, SBIG ST-7E, 1 min * 10

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Asterism Coathanger Cr399

Orion Short Tube 80, PENTAX K1000 piggyback, 4 min

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Asterism Mini Coathanger in Ursa Minor

Orion Short Tube 80, SBIG ST-7E, 60 sec*4

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Asterism Ruby Ring in Hercules
For some reason the ruby on the left looks white though other stars have color

Meade 8 in f/10 SCT, Pentax K110D DSLR, 120 sec * 5

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Asterism Mini Teapot in Hercules
Inset is the Sagitarius teapot showing the resemblance of spout and handle

Meade 8 in f/10 SCT, Pentax K110D DSLR, 120 sec * 7

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Constellation Orion
Note three stars of Orion's belt and nebula on sword's scabbard.

Pentax K1000, 210 mm piggyback, 10 min

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Constellation Orion

Pentax K50, 135 mm, 30 sec * 44

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Constellation Cassiopeia 1999
Taken at a dark site, note increase in stars compared to shots taken at home.
The big "M" is up and left of center. Double cluster is right above trees.

Pentax K1000, 50 mm piggyback, 10 min

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Constellation Leo
My namesake, taken from Colebrook CT.

Pentax K1000, 50 mm piggyback, 10 min

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Hyades Cluster in Taurus

Pentax K110D, 210 mm, 30 sec * 14

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Milky Way Lower Section
Jupiter is brightest object. Pink spots include M8, M20, M17, M16

Pentax K110D, 19 mm, 2min * 18

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Milky Way Upper Section
Vega is brightest object.

Pentax K110D, 19 mm, 2min * 8

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Asteroid Vesta
MAG 7 asteroid overwhelms starfield.

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-7E, 15 sec * 136

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Asteroid 2008 TT26
This 70 meter long MAG 17 asteroid's claim to fame is it will
pass less than 4 Lunar Distances from Earth only 2 weeks
after it was discovered by LINEAR sky survey

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-7E, 30 sec * 18

Asteroid 2008 TT26 within Four Lunar Distances from Earth
Images every minute starting 10/24/08 01:14 EST
Angular speed is about 1 arcminute per minute

Stellarvue Nighthawk, SBIG ST-7E, 1 min * 11

Asteroid 2005 YU55 less than one Lunar Distance from Earth
This 300 meter long MAG 14 object has been known since 2005
Images a few seconds apart 11/08/11 around 7 PM EST

Orion ST-80 Refractor, SBIG ST-4000XCM

Sundog from Ashford CT

Canon Powershot A720/S

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