Tuesday, October 5, 2010

August 2010 Astrophotography

Yes, over a month after shooting wrapped, here are my astrophotos for August, which feature both late summer and early fall deep sky objects. Enjoy.

The Trifid Nebula and M21 open cluster. Between equipment problems, unexpected clouds, work, and the Moon, this one took a total of 4 nights over the course of the month to get an hour and a half's worth time.

M33, the Triangulum Galaxy

The spectacular Double Cluster in Perseus

Orion through the clouds at dawn, hand-held to boot!

The Moon and Jupiter in the morning

Cassiopeia, a favorite fall constellation. Note the Double Cluster below and the Great Andromeda Galaxy to the right of the constellation.

Another fall favorite, Perseus. Again, the Double Cluster is present above Perseus' head and the Pleiades are in the bottom right, note the slight nebulosity in the 5 minute exposure.

Awesome sunbeam

Thin crescent in the morning

The next day and an even thinner crescent

Full Moon

Venus at dusk.

Venus over a highway. If you want to see the planet, don't wait around, this is essentially the last week you'll be able to see it.

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