Recent Images with the Celestron 14"Planets Moon images Deep Sky Other
-Jupiter at opposition, 2010. The South Equatorial Belt has disappeared.
-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.
-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
(black and white)Saturn 3/22/08
6/24/08 with GRS
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
Through the eyepiece of the 14"
A quadrant of the Dumbbell Nebula
-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 Eratosthenes Crater
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
North is toward upper right corner.M81
06/09/07Whirlpool 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.
North is at toph-Persei (star cluster) Student images 4/25/07
Moon Mare (Original)Saturn
03/27/07Mare Crisium Wild Duck Cluster Student images 4/30/07
Tycho-x (flipped & rotated)
North at top, East at rightSaturn
3/09/07Crater field Messier 52
370x250kmVenus 07/21/07 Kepler Crater & region to the west
630x370kmVenus Rima Ariadaeus
370x210kmUranus Petavius Crater
Neptune Langrenus Crater
Images with the LPI and the Meade 10"
9/27/06Moon 1 Several views of the waxing crescent moon. Some images show yellowing, as the moon was near setting.
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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VegaThe star Vega in Lyra, much overexposed. Vega