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Solar

Venus Transit Venus Transit Sun
Subject: Venus Transit
Photographer: Tom Kerrs
Equipment: Lunt LS35/B600, DMK51 and Vixen Polarie
Subject: Venus Transit
Photographer: Douglas Smith
Equipment: Vixen Photo Guider GP2, TS 80mm f6 APO refractor,
APM Herschel Wedge, Baader Solar Continuum filter, Imaging Source DMK41 camera
Exposure: 1/2500 sec, 300 frames at 15 frames per second
Taken in Fukuoka, Japan on 6 June 2012
Subject: Sun
Photographer: Tom Kerss
Equipment: Lunt LS35/B600, DMK51 and Vixen Polarie
 
Venus Sunspots  
Subject: Venus Transit (Jun 04)
Photographer: Stefan Korth, Meerbusch Equipment: Vixen NA130SSWT, Vixen LV18mm eyepiece, Vixen SX mount and Nikon Coolpix 4500
Subject: Sunspots close up
Photographer: Stefan Korth, Meerbusch
Equipment: Vixen NA140SS, Vixen LV5mm eyepiece and Nikon Coolpix 990.
 

 

Lunar

13th Night Moon Plato and Alpental Lunar Eclipse
Subject: The thirteenth night Moon (23rd October 2007)
Photographer: Kazushi Suzaki
Equipment: Vixen Porta A80Mf, Vixen LV25 Eyepiece and Canon IXY 800IS
Exposure: 1/30 sec.
Subject: Plato and Alpental (Jan 06)
Photographer: Werner E. Celniker
Equipment: Vixen ED115S and Philips Toucam
Subject: Lunar Eclipse (Apr 07)
Photographer: Christian Zeller, Tengen, Equipment: Vixen ED114S, Vixen GP-DX mount with Skysensor 2000PC and Nikon D70
Exposure: 1-3 sec at ISO 200 (Image made in Photoshop, but no added color or contrast processing)
   
Moon  
Subject: Waning Crescent (Sept 05)
Photographer: Bernd Koch, Sörth
Equipment: Vixen ED81S and Canon EOS D20
Exposure: ISO 200, 1/60 sec
   

 

Planetary

Saturn Jupiter Mars
Subject: Saturn (Jan 06)
Photographer: Werner E. Celnik, Rheinberg
Equipment: Vixen-ED115S and Philips Toucam
Exposure: 20,000x 1/25 second
Subject: Jupiter (Apr 04)
Photographer: Davide Nava, Monza, Italy
Equipment: Vixen VMC200L and Philips Vesta Pro with IR cut filter
Subject: Mars (Sept 03)
Photographer: Sven Lilienthal
Equipment: Vixen VC200L, SP-DX mount and Philips Toucam Pro
   
Saturn    
Subject: Saturn (Apr 08)
Photographer: Frank Mittrach, Neulirch
Equipment: Vixen NA130SS, Philips Toucam and Philips SPC 900NC webcam
   

 

Widefield & Deep Sky

Auriga M42 M45
Subject: Auriga Widefield
Photographer: John Slinn
Equipment: Vixen Polarie and Canon 450D
Exposure: 48x 60 sec at ISO800
Subject: M42 Widefield
Photographer: John Slinn
Equipment: Vixen Polarie, Miniborg 45ED scope and Canon 550D
Exposure: 47x 20 sec at ISO800
Subject: M45 Cluster
Photographer: John Slinn
Equipment: Vixen Polarie, Miniborg 45ED scope and Canon 550D
Exposure: 22x 2 min at ISO800
Bubble Nebula and M52 M81 Andromeda Galaxy
Subject: Bubble Nebula and M52 (Sept 2005)
Photographer: Bernd Koch, Westerwald
Equipment: Vixen Photoguider and Nikon D20 with IDAS LPS-P2 mist filter.
Exposure: Average of 6 frames of 300 seconds
Subject: M81
Photographer: Wayne Thomas
Equipment: Vixen VC200L, Sbig ST8300M and guided EQ6 mount
Exposure: 3 minute subs all, Lum 87 mins; RGB each 45 mins with no binning
Subject: Andromeda galaxy (20th September 2009)
Photographer: Takayuki Takeuchi
Equipment: Vixen SXD, Canon EOS5D Mark II , EF500mmF4 and IDAS LPS-P2 filter
Exposure: 301 seconds at ISO1600
Gamma Cygnni Region Orion Nebula Rose Nebula
Subject: Gamma Cygni Region
Photographer: Wolfgang Ransburg, Munich
Equipment: Vixen-ED81S, Vixen GP-DX and Canon EOS 20D
Exposure: 8 minutes at ISO800
Subject: Orion nebula (19th January 2010)
Photographer: Shouji Majima
Equipment: Vixen VC200L, Takahashi EM400, Artemis 11002 and IDAS type4 filter
Exposure: 93 min. (L: 4x10min., 3x2min., 2x1min; RGB:5x2min., 2x2min., 2x05.min.)
Subject: Rose nebula (17th September 2004)
Photographer: Satoru Nakazawa
Equipment: AD-Vixen ED115S + Focal Reducer, Vixen GPD, Canon EOS Kiss IR Cut and IDAS LPS-P2 filter
Exposure: 25 min.(5x5min.) at ISO800
Omega Nebula M17 Horsehead Nebula M81 & M82
Subject: Omega Nebula M17
Photographer: Rolf Leibeling, Dormagen
Equipment: Vixen NA120S, Vixen GP-DX mount and Kodak PJM Multispeed
Exposure: 35 minutes
Subject: Horsehead Nebula IC 434 (Nov 06)
Photographer: Filippo Ciferri, Rome Equipment: Vixen VC200L, Celestron CGE mount and SBIG ST10XME
Exposure: 61x 20 minutes
Subject: M81 and M82
Photographer: Eduard von Bergen, Sarnen, Switzerland
Equipment: Guided Vixen ED115S, Vixen SX mount and Canon EOS D20a
Exposure: 54 minutes
M13 NGC891 M81
Subject: Globular Cluster M13
Photographer: Mitsuaki Hirono, Tokyo
Equipment: Vixen ED102SS, Vixen SX mount, Vixen AGA-1 Autoguider and Canon EOS D300
Exposure: 500 + 700 seconds
Subject: NGC 891
Photographer: Filippo Ciferri, Rome, Italy
Equipment: Vixen VC200L, CGE mount and ST10XME CCD camera
Exposure: L: 20x 800 seconds, R: 8x 240 seconds, G: 8x 240 seconds, B: 8x 360 seconds
Subject: M81
Photographer: Frank Slotosch, Marl
Equipment: Vixen R200SS, Vixen SXW mount, Autoguider and SXV-H9 CCD camera
Exposure: 25x 60 seconds
North America Nebula NGC281 NGC6946
Subject: North America Nebula
Photographer: Dr. Mattias Zarpe, Meerbusch
Equipment: Vixen NA130SS and Starlight Xpress HX916 CCD camera with H-alpha filter
Subject: NGC 281 (Pacman Nebula)
Photographer: Filippo Ciferri, Rome, Italy
Equipment: Vixen VC200L, CGE mount and ST10XME CCD camera
Exposure: Ha: 28x 20 minutes, R: 7x 12 minutes, G: 5x 12 minutes, B: 5x 15 minutes
Subject: NGC 6946 (Sept 04)
Photographer: Manfred Wasshuber, Austria
Equipment: Vixen VC200L, Vixen GP-DX mount, ST4 autoguider and Starlight HX916 camera
Exposure: H-alpha: 11x 15 minutes, RGB: 3x 10 minutes, Ha: 3x 10 minutes
M33 Nebula Orion Andromeda Nebula
Subject: M33 (20th September 2009)
Photographer: Shouji Majima
Equipment: Vixen VC200L, Takahashi EM400, Artemis 11002 and IDAS type4 filter
Exposure: 120 min. (L:4x15min.; RGB:2x10min.)
Subject: Orion
Photographer: Richard Dowding
Equipment: Vixen Photoguider (Mk1) + Canon 450D with Olympus Zuiko 50mm lens
Exposure: 5 mins at F1.8 ISO 1600
Subject: Andromeda nebulae (9th August 2008)
Photographer: Takeshi Kaida
Equipment: Vixen ED102SS+ Focal Reducer, Takahashi EM-200 and Canon EOS 40D modified
Exposure: 60 min. at ISO400

 

Other

Comet Holmes 17P Comet Holmes 17P Comet Machholz
Subject: Comet Holmes 17P
Photographer: Yao Clerigo, Portugal Equipment: Vixen ED102SS, Vixen Atlux mount and Canon EOS 400D
Subject: Comet Holmes 17P (Oct 2007)
Photographer: Frank Mittrach, Neukirch
Equipment: Vixen NA130SS, Vixen SX mount and Canon EOS 300D with IR cut filter
Exposure: 30 seconds at ISO400
Subject: Comet Machholz 2004Q2
Photographer: Günter Kerschhuber, Kirchdorf, Austria
Equipment: Vixen ED114SS, Vixen Atlux mount and Starlight XPress SXV-H9 CCD
Exposure: 5 minutes