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Moonset 31 july 2011 Hakos, Namibia

Astrotrac/Polarie Posted on Sun, October 02, 2011 15:42:44

In the evening of 31 july 2011 we had a beautiful moonset at the Hakos Guestfarm. The moon at the time of taking the pictures was 22,7 hours old. The photos were taken on July 31, 2011 between 19:17 and 19:25 UT. Click on the image to see the animation.

Picture: Moonset at 31 july 2011.

Mount: AstroTrac Travel Mount with head EH 3010 (not running during this session!)
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Canon EF 200 mm F 2.8 type L lens.
Filter: None
Accessories: TC 80N3 timer controller,
Location: Hakos Guestfarm, Namibia (16.3 east, 23.3 south)
Software: Irfanview 4.10 (batch verwerking), Unfreeze 2.1
Description: 40 images taken with F 3.2, ISO 400. Every 30 seconds a image with a exposure time of 1 second.

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Comet C/2009 P1 Garradd composition

Comets Posted on Sun, October 02, 2011 13:14:49

In the early mornings of 1, 3, 4 and 5 August I photographed Comet C/2009 P1 Garradd from Hakos Guestfarm in Namibia. The comet passed the globular cluster Messier 15 in the constellation of Pegasus. The comet was already showing a little tail. Due to a trip to Sossusvlei on August 1 and 2 the comet was not recorded on August 2. From the images of 1, 3, 4 and 5 August I made a composition. The comet moved from right to left on the picture and the bright star on the right is the star Pegasus 3 or Enif.
The pictures were made on:
August 1, 2011 at 02:22 UT
August 3, 2011 at 04:00 UT
August 4, 2011 at 00:33 UT
August 5, 2011 at 02:54 UT

Data of the camera below the photo.

Picture: Comet C/2009 P1 Garradd on 1, 3, 4 and 5 august 2011.

Mount: AstroTrac Travel Mount with head EH 3010
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Canon EF 200 mm F 2.8 type L lens.
Filter: None
Accessories: TC 80N3 timer controller,
Location: Hakos Guestfarm, Namibia (16.3 east, 23.3 south)
Software: Canon Digital Photo Processing, Registax5, Corel Paint Shop Photo Pro X12)
Description: See text above.

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