Thursday, December 27, 2007

M44 - The Beehive Cluster


Shot out of my back window, in Bronx NY. Camera: Minolta SRT-201, 135mm lens, Kodak E200 color slide film, exposed for ~30 seconds. Mounted on Orion EQ-1 motorized mount.

The single slide was scanned on an Epson 4490 scanner. Minimal image enhancement & HotPixel removal.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Pleaides taken with Kodak E200 Slide film


Taken with Minolta SRT-201, Kodak E200 Slide film, slide scanned on Epson 4490 photo scanner. Only very minor software enhancement.


Saturday, December 15, 2007

Cassiopeia region


Sigma SA-300, 28mm zoom lens, ~90 degrees, 30" exposure on Hypered Fuji 800 film.

Minor enhancement with Paint.net. Andromeda galaxy visible as a faint smudge indicated by black arrow.

Orion's belt & sword region - Hypered film


Sigma SA-300, zoom lens set to 70mm, ~30" exposure, on Lumicon hypered - Fuji 800 print film. About 45 degrees above horizon. Enhanced using Paint.net & HotPixels software.

Film photo - 4x6 Print that was scanned


Sigma SA-300, ~30" exposure, fixed tripod, 28-70mm Sigma zoom lens set at 50mm ( I believe). Taken from Long Island NY. Cropped & slightly enhanced using Paint.net.




Friday, December 14, 2007

Film photos - 4x6 Prints that were scanned


Taken with a Sigma SA-300, 28-70mm zoom lens, fixed tripod with objects almost directly over head (~90 deg. ). Exposure was 30 seconds. Scanned on a standard flatbed scanner, and very little enhancement, using Paint.net


Captured the Pleiades and Hyades in the same pic. I may have had the lens set at 28mm? Don't recall...


Saturday, November 3, 2007

Comet Holmes -







Taken on Nov 3rd, from Long Island; with 3.1MP Canon S1 IS. Camera settings were not recorded. Not a great photo, by any stretch. But, it's one of the few decent shots I got of comet Holmes. ISO 400, 10 Sec. exposure at F3.2, 10x zoom.


Another shot of comet Holmes - too bad the airliner had to fly through it - it would have been a nice one.







Sunday, October 28, 2007

The moon, taken on 10/27/07 with Samsung S630

Camera used was a Samsung S630, on a fixed tripod, 1 sec. exposure, 3x optical zoom, ISO of 400:

Saturday, October 27, 2007

First recognizable photos - Orion's Belt and M42


This was taken with a very inexpensive, point-and-shoot digital camera on Long Island 10/27/07. The camera used was a Samsung S630, on a fixed tripod, 8 sec. exposure, 3x optical zoom, ISO of 400: