Photos of the Night Sky

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At least -20 degrees cool!

Out of over a thousand images taken early this morning, I captured dozens of meteors, but no monster 
big ones. Attached are two cropped images and they have the constellation Gemini in the image too. 

Meteors are running right to left and will trace back to the two twin "head" stars of Gemini (Castor and Pollux). Image #2 points right at "The Twins" of Gemini! 

And remember, all this from pieces of dirt the size of a grain of rice!

Images by: Rick Stankiewicz

December 14, 2017
 
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At least -20 degrees cool!

Out of over a thousand images taken early this morning, I captured dozens of meteors, but no monster 
big ones. Attached are two cropped images and they have the constellation Gemini in the image too. 

Meteors are running right to left and will trace back to the two twin "head" stars of Gemini (Castor and Pollux). Image #2 points right at "The Twins" of Gemini! 

And remember, all this from pieces of dirt the size of a grain of rice!

Images by: Rick Stankiewicz

December 14, 2017
 
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I hope you have all been enjoying the show in the western sky after sunset these past few days.
Venus and the Moon have been putting on quite the display.
Light haze is not real noticeable to your eye, but stands out with longer camera exposures.

These simple image captures were just using a camera on a tripod and settings between: 
ISO 500 to 800, 33 to 70mm, f/4.5, 0.3 to 1 sec.

Date: Tuesday, July 17,  2018

Rick Stankiewicz
 
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Airplane Meets Jupiter









John Crossen
BHO
 
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Asteroid Ceres in Cetus


Rick Stankiewicz





11.11.07
 
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Big Dipper and ISS


Rick Stankiewicz





07.29.08
 
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Constellation Orion
 
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ISS chases ATV (Jules Vern)_1


Rick Stankiewicz





09.21.08
 
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ISS chases ATV (Jules Vern)_2


Rick Stankiewicz





09.21.08
 
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ISS


Rick Stankiewicz





07.25.08

Over Cedar Knoll Observatory Dome
 
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ISS_1


Rick Stankiewicz





Sept.09.08
 
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ISS_2


Rick Stankiewicz





Sept.09.08
 
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ISS_3



Rick Stankiewicz




Sept.09.08
 
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Light Pillars


Rick Stankiewicz





Dec.27.00
 
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Moon Pines



Rick Stankiewicz




2003
 
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Moonrise



Rick Stankiewicz




2005
 
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Moonrise Silhouettes



Rick Stankiewicz




Aug.03
 
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Nova Scorpii 2007



Rick Stankiewicz




Feb.21.07
 
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Orion During Lunar Eclipse


Stock lens at 55mm

Unguided
30 seconds at ISO1600 f5.6
1

Dec 21.2010
Mark Coady
 
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Orion-Saturn-4 Leonids


Rick Stankiewicz





Nov.18.01
 
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Star Trails Around Polaris



Rick Stankiewicz
 
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Star Trails



Rick Stankiewicz
 
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Tree of Light Horizontal


Peter McMahon
 
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I managed to get pictures of Vesta and Ceres 
on four nights. I have marked the star HD117832
with a red arrow to provide a reference point. 
The width of the field is about 1degree-40minutes. 
The movement is very obvious from one night to the 
next and also how much faster Vesta moves 
compared to Ceres. When the picture was taken 
after midnight I used the date from the day 
before to be consistent.
 
The pictures were taken with a Canon SX30 
at 35x optical zoom, 15secs at f/5.8 and 
ISO 1600  on the  Ioptron Cube Pro mount. 
Full Moon was on the 12th. so the sky was 
quite bright.

A very interesting little project. Learned 
a lot.

This picture and the following 3 pictures were taken
July 4, 5, 7, 10, 2014


July 4, 2014


Sean.  
 
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July 5, 2014


Sean.  
 
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July 7, 2014


Sean.  
 
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July 10, 2014


Sean.  
 
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Grasslands










Peter McMahon

 
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Night Sky National Park










Peter McMahon