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Milky Way and meteors

Meteors Posted on Mon, December 19, 2011 11:25:01

A composition with 3 Capricornids, 3 Southern Delta Aquariids, 1 possible Pisces Austrinid and the Milky Way.

Picture: Milky way and meteors.

Mount: AstroTrac Travel Mount with head EH 3010
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Canon EF 15 mm F 2.8 lens.
Filter: None
Accessories: TC 80N3 timer controller,
Location: Hakos Guestfarm, Namibia (16.3 east, 23.3 south)
Software: Corel Paint Shop Photo Pro X12)
Description: , 1000 iso, F 3.2, 90 seconds.

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-6 Capricornid fireball

Meteors Posted on Mon, December 19, 2011 11:15:27

Low at the horizon near the bright star Antares a -6 Capricornid at July 28, 01:50 UT.

Picture: -6 Capricornid.

Mount: AstroTrac Travel Mount with head EH 3010
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Sigma 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC Circular Fisheye HSM lens
Filter: None
Accessories: TC 80N3 timer controller,
Location: Hakos Guestfarm, Namibia (16.3 east, 23.3 south)
Software: Corel Paint Shop Photo Pro X12)
Description: One single shot of 57 seconds, F 3.2, 1600 iso

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Fireballs in Namibia

Meteors Posted on Mon, December 19, 2011 11:10:55

Today I made a composition of three all sky picture with 2 Capricornid fireballs and 1 Southern Delta Aquariid.

Picture: Composition of two Capricornids (a -4 CAP near Antares and a -5 CAP in Centaurus) and one -2 Southern Delta Aquariid in Aquarius/Capricornus region.

Mount: AstroTrac Travel Mount with head EH 3010
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Sigma 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC Circular Fisheye HSM lens
Filter: None
Accessories: TC 80N3 timer controller,
Location: Hakos Guestfarm, Namibia (16.3 east, 23.3 south)
Software: Corel Paint Shop Photo Pro X12)
Description: One single shot of 57 seconds, F 3.2, 1600 iso

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Zodiacal light & Milky Way

Astrotrac/Polarie Posted on Mon, December 19, 2011 10:59:58

An attractive picture of the Milky Way and the zodiacal light taken with a Canon EOS 40D with a 4.5 mm Sigma fish-eye lens. Right is the torch of Casper visible, he’s busy with his Astrotrac.

Picture: All sky picture of the Milky Way

Mount: AstroTrac Travel Mount with head EH 3010
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Sigma 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC Circular Fisheye HSM lens
Filter: None
Accessories: TC 80N3 timer controller,
Location: Hakos Guestfarm, Namibia (16.3 east, 23.3 south)
Software: Corel Paint Shop Photo Pro X12)
Description: One single shot of 57 seconds, F 3.2, 1600 iso

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Two Southern Delta Aquariids

Meteors Posted on Mon, December 19, 2011 09:55:55

Found a picture with two Southern Delta Aquariids (SDA’s) from Hakos Guestfarm, Namibia.

Picture: Small and Large Magelhanic Clouds with two SDA’s

Mount: AstroTrac Travel Mount with head EH 3010
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Canon EF 15 mm F 2.8 lens.
Filter: None
Accessories: TC 80N3 timer controller,
Location: Hakos Guestfarm, Namibia (16.3 east, 23.3 south)
Software: Corel Paint Shop Photo Pro X12)
Description: , 1600 iso, F 3.2, 90 seconds.

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Zodiacal light

Astrotrac/Polarie Posted on Mon, December 19, 2011 08:34:31

In the evening of 26 july 2011 I took some pictures of the zodiacal light, as seen from Hakos Guestfarm Namibia. Click here for an animation of how the constellations are positioned.

Picture: Zodiacal light from Namibia

Mount: AstroTrac Travel Mount with head EH 3010
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Canon EF 15 mm F 2.8
Filter: None
Accessories: TC 80N3 timer controller,
Location: Hakos Guestfarm, Namibia (16.3 east, 23.3 south)
Software: Corel Paint Shop Photo Pro X12)
Description: One single shot of 115 seconds, F 3.2, 1000 iso

Click on the image for a larger version.