Edwelda's Universe

Ex terra, ad astra . . .

Sky Gallery

 

 

Here are some examples of celestial objects and events that we have photographed through the years.

    

    

Joson Images_Conjunction1

Venus-Saturn conjunction next to

the Minute Man Monument in Concord,

Massachusetts, June 30, 2007.

 

    

Joson Images_Conjunction2

Venus-Saturn conjunction over Horn Pond, Massachusetts,

June 29, 2007.

  

    

Circumpolar star trails

North circumpolar star trails

    

 

Joson-Aguirre_Star-Trails(1)

Equatorial star trails

    

    

Milky Way 0447(1)    

The Milky Way over Tatakoto atoll in French Polynesia's

Tuamotu Archipelago, July 11, 2010.

    

    

Milky Way with meteor 0433

The Milky Way with a sporadic meteor.

    

      

Sunspots

This sequence shows the rotation of the sunspot complex

10039/44/50 on 2002 August 1, 2, and 3. Afocal projection using

an 8-inch f/10 Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with Baader

solar filter and Nikon Coolpix 990 camera.

  

    

Partial solar eclipse

Partial solar eclipse

    

  

Diamond ring1

Diamond ring at second contact, March 29, 2006,

in Salloum, Egypt.

 

    

Corona_composite

The Sun's corona at totality, March 29, 2006.

  

    

Prominences

Close-up of solar prominences and the inner corona,

March 29, 2006.

  

    

Diamond ring2(1)

Diamond ring at third contact, March 29, 2006.

  

    

Eclipse sequence

Solar eclipse sequence, March 29, 2006.

  

    

Moonrise

Moonrise over Boston's Back Bay.

  

    

Earthshine

Young waxing crescent Moon with earthshine.

  

    

Lunar Eclipse1(1)

Total eclipse of the Moon, October 28, 2004.

  

    

Lunar Eclipse3

Partial phase of the lunar eclipse, October 28, 2004.

  

    

Total lunar eclipse 022008

Earth's umbral shadow on the Moon, February 20, 2008.

  

    

Joson Images_Lunar-eclipse over MN1

Penumbral lunar eclipse sequence over

Motif No. 1 in Rockport, Massachusetts,

March 14, 2006.

  

 

Moon-1st-Quarter-IMG_3443

First-quarter Moon

    

    

Lunar-craters

Lunar terminator, 8-inch f/10 Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain

telescope, Nikon Coolpix 990 camera.

    

    

Lunar-craters(1)

Lunar craters, 8-inch f/10 Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain

telescope, Nikon Coolpix 990 camera.

    

    

Venus

The planet Venus showing its crescent

phase, April 23, 1988. 8-inch f/10 Celestron

Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. Eyepiece

projection with a 7-mm Orthoscopic eyepiece

and Kodak Ektachrome 400 film.

  

    

Joson-Aguirre_Machholz-1

Comet Machholz, C/2004 Q2, passing by M45, the Pleiades star cluster

in Taurus, January 7, 2005.

  

  

Joson-Aguirre_Pleiades

Wide-field shot of the night sky with the Pleiades 

near the center.

    

  

M81

M81, a spiral galaxy in Ursa Major. 60-minute

self-guided exposure with an SBIG ST-4000XCM

single-shot color CCD camera and 10-inch f/6.3

Meade LX200 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope.

February 18, 2009. 

  

  

Orion Nebula

M42, the Orion Nebula. 60-minute self-guided

exposure with an SBIG ST-4000XCM single-shot

color CCD camera and 10-inch f/6.3 Meade LX200

Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope.  January 24, 2009.

   

    

Running Man Nebula

NGC 1973-75-77, the Running Man Nebula in Orion.

60-minute self-guided exposure with an SBIG

ST-4000XCM single-shot color CCD camera and

10-inch f/6.3 Meade LX200 Schmidt-Cassegrain

telescope. January 29, 2009. 

 

 

 

Joson-Aguirre_M13

M13 globular cluster in Hercules. 30-minute self-

guided exposure with an SBIG ST-4000XCM single-

shot color CCD camera and 10-inch f/6.3 Meade

LX200 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. May 26, 2009.

    

 

    

Iridium-flash2

Magnitude -8 flare produced by sunlight reflecting off

the Iridium 52 satellite on January 14, 2003. Nikon FM2

SLR camera with Sigma 70mm f/4 lens and Kodak Royal

Gold 400 color film.

   

         

Joson Images_Aurora1

Aurora display over the suburbs of Boston,

November 10, 2004.

  

    

Joson Images_Aurora2

Aurora display over the suburbs of Boston,

November 10, 2004.

  

    

Joson-Aguirre_Aurora3

Aurora display over the suburbs of Boston,

October 30, 2003.

  

    

Joson-Aguirre_Aurora9(1)

Aurora display over the suburbs of Boston,

October 30, 2003.

 

       

Joson-Aguirre_Aurora2

Aurora display over the suburbs of Boston,

October 30, 2003.

 

       

Joson-Aguirre_DoubleRainbow

A double rainbow following a late-afternoon

thunderstorm.

  

    

Joson Images_Solar-halo3

A 22-degree ice-crystal halo around the Sun on a

cold winter morning.

  

  

Joson-Aguirre_Solar-halo2

An ice halo and parhelion (sundog) around the Sun as

it sets behind the White Mountains in New Hampshire.

    

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All photos, unless otherwise noted, are copyright 2008 by E. Aguirre and I. Joson. Reproduction requires written permission from both photographers.