Recent Images with the Celestron 14"

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Jupiter

11/17/2011

10/14/2010

-Jupiter at opposition, 2010.  The South Equatorial Belt has disappeared.

11/04/09

-Showing the shadow of Jupiter's Moon Io on the left. The Great Red Spot is the yellowish smudge on the far right, just below the South Equatorial Belt.  The dark red smudge next to the GRS is another storm system that has been following the GRS recently.

9/30/09

Saturn 4/30/09

-The rings are almost edge-on this season.  This occurs when Earth and Saturn are just about on the same plane in the Solar System.

Mare Imbrim

-Showing (going clockwise from the top) Sinus Iridum, Plato Crater, the Alpine Valley, Archimedes Crater and the Apennine Mountains.  North is to the right.

-Image by Joseph Seymour.

Ring Nebula

Saturn Nebula

Orion Nebula

Orion Nebula

(black and white)

Whirlpool Galaxy

Sombrero Galaxy

Comet Holmes

Upper right

Upper left

Lower left

Lower right

Centered

Saturn 3/22/08

4/12/08

Jupiter

10/18/08

with Moons

6/24/08 with GRS

07/31/07

10:30 pm Showing shadow of Europa

+ 11:14 pm Showing rotation of Jupiter and motion of Europa's shadow

Jupiter and Europa

11:10 pm A different exposure to bring out Europa

Jupiter 07/24/07

Full Moon

3/22/08

Image A

Image B

Full Moon

Through the eyepiece of the 14"

Magnification 96

Globular Cluster in Hercules

A quadrant of the Dumbbell Nebula

Double Star Mesarthim

Lunar Eclipse 2/20/08

-images by Curtis Harris, taken at the observatory.

Eclipse Triangle, showing the fully eclipsed Moon, Saturn to the left of the Moon and the star Regular above the Moon.  The spot at upper left is a passing airplane.

Total Eclipse:  the Moon at totality.

Moon and Saturn.  The Moon is starting to emerge from shadow. The small spot to the left is Saturn.

Partial Eclipse:  a view through the eyepiece of the Celestron 14" as the eclipse is waxing.  The Moon is magnified about 100 times.

The Full Moon:  before the eclipse.

Images from 11-16-07

Mars

Saturn

Saturn and Moons (East side)

Saturn and Moons (West side)

Venus 

Eratosthenes Crater

7/24/07

North is toward upper right  corner.

M77

11/22/06  SBIG ST7 CCD

M77 is a spiral galaxy larger than the Milky Way, 60 million light years away. 

Eclipse March 30, 2007

BMP image by Larry Krumenaker with the Meade 10"

Jupiter 07/12/07

The dark spot in the center is the shadow of the moon Io.  Io itself is the bright patch on the right.

Copernicus and Eratosthenes

7/2407

North is toward upper right  corner.

M81   

Jupiter 05/19/07
Copernicus Crater

06/09/07

Whirlpool with interloper   Sunspot 963 7/16/06

Defects in the image have been airbrushed out.

Saturn 04/05/07   Theophilus and Cyrillus craters

Each is about 100 km in diameter.

Sunflower Galaxy   Sunspot 93012/05/06 NexImage video cam.  Defects in the image have been airbrushed out.   
Jupiter

3/20/07 

Sinus Iridum

North is at top

h-Persei (star cluster)    Student images 4/25/07

Moon Mare (Original)

Moon Mare Reversed

Saturn

Saturn

03/27/07

Mare Crisium   Wild Duck Cluster    Student images 4/30/07

Moon43007

Original image

Tycho-x (flipped & rotated)

North at top, East at right

Saturn

3/09/07

Crater field   Messier 52     
Saturn

3/24/07

Mare Serenitatis

30N 10E

370x250km

Venus 07/21/07   Kepler Crater & region to the west

7N 30W

630x370km

Venus   Rima Ariadaeus

5N 15E

370x210km

Uranus   Petavius Crater       
Neptune   Langrenus Crater       

Images with the LPI and the Meade 10"

9/27/06

Moon 1    Several views of the waxing crescent moon.  Some images show yellowing, as the moon was near setting.

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Moon 3   
Moon 5   
Moon 7   
Moon 9   
Moon 12   
Uranus     

9/14/06

Jupiter
Several images of the same view of Jupiter.  North is to the upper left.  Most prominent are the equatorial belts.  The Gallilean Moons are barely visible in some of these.

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Jupiter1

Jupiter3

Jupiter8

Jupiter8-2

Jupiter8-3

Jupiter's Moons    Showing the 4 Galilean Moons:  Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto in order, right to left.    Jupiter 18   

Vega

The star Vega in Lyra, much overexposed.    Vega   
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