Solar and Lunar Images

Last Updated:  01/15/2016

 

All images were captured from either my backyard, or the Texas Astronomical Society dark sky site near Atoka, Oklahoma
 

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Solar Images

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Sunspots 01

Varies from 91,400,000 to 94,400,000 Miles. Closest in January and furthest in July.

1/16/2005 3:40:10 PM

ETX90 3.5" Canon Powershot A20 through 15mm eyepiece.

Between January 15th and 19th, Sunspot 720 produced four powerful solar flares.

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Sunspots 02

Varies from 91,400,000 to 94,400,000 Miles. Closest in January and furthest in July.

 12/3/2005 3:33:13 PM

ETX90 3.5" Canon Powershot A20 through 15mm eyepiece.

Sunspot 826 is a sprawling group of spots wider than the rings of Saturn.

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Sunspots 03

Varies from 91,400,000 to 94,400,000 Miles. Closest in January and furthest in July.

12/3/2005 3:33:13 PM

ETX90 3.5" Canon Powershot A20 through 15mm eyepiece.

Sunspot 826 is a sprawling group of spots wider than the rings of Saturn.

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Sunspots 04

Varies from 91,400,000 to 94,400,000 Miles. Closest in January and furthest in July.

1/16/2005 3:39:16 PM

ETX90 3.5" Canon Powershot A20 through 15mm eyepiece.

Between January 15th and 19th, Sunspot 720 produced four powerful solar flares.

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Sunspots 05

Varies from 91,400,000 to 94,400,000 Miles. Closest in January and furthest in July.

1/16/2005 4:13:47 PM

ETX90 3.5" Canon Powershot A20 through 15mm eyepiece.

Between January 15th and 19th, Sunspot 720 produced four powerful solar flares.

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Mercury Transit

Varies from 91,400,000 to 94,400,000 Miles. Closest in January and furthest in July.

12/8/2006 4:49: PM

ETX90 3.5" Canon Powershot A20 through 15mm eyepiece.

On November 8, 2006, Mercury slowly slid across the face of the sun during an event known as a transit. A transit of Mercury is relatively rare—there are only about a dozen in a century.

 

 

12/8/2006 4:49: PM

ETX90 3.5" Canon Powershot A20 through 15mm eyepiece.

The next Mercury Transit will be on May 19th, 2016.

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Venus Transit

26,900,000 miles (Venus).

06/05/12

Orion 80mm EON Fuji F700 camera.

Captured through 8-24mm zoom eyepiece.

 

06/05/12

Orion 80mm EON Fuji F700 camera.

This exceedingly rare astronomical event – a transit of Venus – won’t happen again until December 11, 2117.  Transits happen when a planet crosses between Earth and the sun. Only Mercury and Venus, which are closer to the sun than our planet, can undergo this unusual alignment. 

 

 

 

Lunar Images

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Moon and Planets

238,857 Miles (average) from the center of the Moon to the center of the Earth.

Various dates

LX90 8" with LPI imager.

A compilation of the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, and Venus.

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Moon 02

238,857 Miles (average) from the center of the Moon to the center of the Earth.

 05/18/02

ETX90 3.5".  Canon Powershot A20 camera.

Imaged through eyepiece.

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Moon 01

238,857 Miles (average) from the center of the Moon to the center of the Earth.

06/23/02

ETX90 3.5".  Canon Powershot A20 camera.

Imaged through eyepiece using yellow filter.

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Moon Map 01

238,857 Miles (average) from the center of the Moon to the center of the Earth.

12/07/08

LX90 8".  Meade LPI Imager.

Partial image of Moon with identifying features.

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Moon 06

238,857 Miles (average) from the center of the Moon to the center of the Earth.

11/12/02

ETX90 3.5".  Canon Powershot A20 camera.

Imaged through eyepiece.

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Moon 03

238,857 Miles (average) from the center of the Moon to the center of the Earth.

03/30/04

ETX90 3.5".  Canon Powershot A20 camera.

Imaged through eyepiece.

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Moon 10

238,857 Miles (average) from the center of the Moon to the center of the Earth.

04/03/04

ETX90 3.5".  Canon Powershot A20 camera.

Imaged through eyepiece.

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Moon Eclipse

238,857 Miles (average) from the center of the Moon to the center of the Earth.

10/27/04

ETX90 3.5" Canon Powershot A20 through 15mm eyepiece.

Lunar Eclipse.  Imaged through eyepiece.

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Moon 04

238,857 Miles (average) from the center of the Moon to the center of the Earth.

05/17/05

LX90 8".  Meade LPI Imager.

Processed and stacked using Meade Autostar Suite.

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Moon 05

238,857 Miles (average) from the center of the Moon to the center of the Earth.

03/18/06

LX90 8".  Meade LPI Imager.

Processed and stacked using Meade Autostar Suite.

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Moon 33

238,857 Miles (average) from the center of the Moon to the center of the Earth.

07/07/06

LX90 8".  Meade LPI Imager.

Processed and stacked using Meade Autostar Suite.

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Moon 44

238,857 Miles (average) from the center of the Moon to the center of the Earth.

07/07/06

LX90 8".  Meade LPI Imager.

Processed and stacked using Meade Autostar Suite.

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Moon 45

238,857 Miles (average) from the center of the Moon to the center of the Earth.

07/07/06

LX90 8".  Meade LPI Imager.

Processed and stacked using Meade Autostar Suite.

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Moon 48

238,857 Miles (average) from the center of the Moon to the center of the Earth.

01/01/09

LX90 8".  Fuji E900 Digital Camera mounted on an Orion SteadyPix camera bracket.

One single exposure with 40mm eyepiece.  Shutter speed = 1/50 sec.   Aperture = 5.6.    ISO = 400.

 

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