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Landscapes and general views

Subject: Milky Way panorama

Author: Derek Demeter

Optics: DSLR Canon 6D modified, Canon 24 mm f/3

Accessory: CentralDS Astro6D cooling module at -18C

Exposure: single picture, 60 secondes at 4000 ISO

Date: 2017

Location: Cerra Mayu Observatory (near La Serena), Chile

Subjet: Milky Way panorama

Author: Petr Horalek

Optics: DSLR Canon 6D modified, Baader IR filter, Samyang 24 mm f/2.8

Exposure: 43x 15 sec. at 10000 ISO

Date: 12-13 September 2015

Location: Dqae Qare, Kalahari desert

Subjet: Fog and Milky Way over Dubai

Author: Daniel Cheong

Optics: DSLR Nikon D800, zoom Nikkor 14-24 mm

Exposure: 3 exposures of 5s, 20s et 45s at 100 ISO

Date: 2014

Location: Dubai

Wallpapers are available on Wallup.

Subject: Milky Way panorama

Author: Mark Gee

Optics: DSLR Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF 24 mm f/2.8L

Exposure: 30 sec at 3200 ISO (at f/2.8)

Image processing: Lightroom, panorama of 20 images stitched together in Autopano Giga

Date: 8 June 2013, 5h30 am local time

Location: Cape Palliser, New Zealand

Elected Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013

Subject: Zodiacal light and Venus

Author: Rudi Dobesberger

Optics: DSLR Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Walimex lens 14 mm f/2.8 at f/4.0

Exposure: 2x 240 sec at 400 ISO

Location: Kalkalpen National Park, Austria

Date: 16 November 2012

The yellow glare over the left horizon in the city of Graz 101 km away.

Subject: Milky Way in perspective

Author: Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn

Optics: DSLR Canon ESO 40D, Sigma 17-70 f/2.8 lens (at 17 mm f/2.8)

Exposure: 15x 20 sec (800 ISO, Milky Way) + 1x 20 sec (landscape)

Image processing: Deep Sky Stacker and Photoshop

Date: 5 July 2008

Location: Ontario (Canada)

Subject: Aurora Borealis

Author: Yiming Hu

Optics: DSLR Nikon D810 with 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens

Exposure: 14x 30 sec at 6300 ISO + 2 exposures for the foreground

Location: Yukon Territory of Canada, Arctic

Date: 22 November 2015

Subject: Aurora Borealis

Author: Joshua Strang

Optics: SLR with wide angle lens

Exposure: ~15 sec

Location: Bear Lake (Eielson AFB), Alaska

Date: 18 January 2005

Elected "Image of the Year" by Wikipedia.

Subject: Aurora Borealis from a Cessna C208B airplane

Author: Jason Pineau

Optics: DSLR

Exposure: Snapshot

Location: Enroute to Yellowknife, Canada

Date: 9 December 2013

Subjet: Solar analemma

Author: Anthony Ayiomamitis

Optics: SLR Canon A-1 with 24 mm f/11 lens

Exposure:  44 multi-exposures at 1/30s each + foreground

Film: Fuji Superia 100 + Baader ND5 solar filter

Location: Greece, Ancient Nemea, Zeus' Temple

Date: 7 January 2003 until 21 December 2003

Subjet: Star trails

Author: Dan Heller

Optics: SLR Canon EOS-1V, EF 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens

Exposure:  3h30m at f/2.8

Film: Fuji Velvia, ISO 40 + Tiffen FL-D filter

Location: Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania (3 S, 16,000 ft)

Date: 30 August 2000

Subject: Solar halo (with Parry arc)

Author: Joshua Thomas

Optic: SLR with super wide angle lens

Location: Red River, New Mexico, U.S.A.

Date: 9 January 2015 at sunrise

More detail on Earthsky.

Sujject: Solar halo

Author: Marko Riikonen

Optics: SLR with super wide angle lens

Location: Antarctica

Date: 11 January 1999

Subject: Moon corona

Author: Robert Morisan

Optics: DSLR Canon EOS 400D with 55 mm f/5.6 lens

Exposure: 0.5 sec at 800 ISO

Image processing: luminosity slightly increased

Date: 9 September 2014, 00h09 UT

Location: France

Subject: Bright pillars (by city lights)

Author: Allisha Libby

Optic: DSLR Canon EOS 6D

Location: Fairbanks, Alaska

Date: 22 January 2015 at night

Here is a general view

Subject: Bright pillars (by artificial lights)

Author: Mike Reva

Optic: DSLR Canon EOS 5D Mark II with 20 mm f/4 lens

Exposure: 30 sec at 2500 ISO

Location: Orehovo (75 km north of Sint Petersburg), Russia

Date: January 2012

Subject: Panorama under the moonlight

Author: Mauro

Optics: DSLR Nikon D80, 18 mm f/4

Exposition: 30 sec at 200 ISO

Date: 15 August 2013

Location: Lecco, Lombardie, Italy

Subject: Moon over a sea of enlightened clouds

Author: Dominique Kamp

Optics: DSLR Nikon D800 with 14-24 mm f/2.8G ED lens at 15 mm f/2

Accessory : Vixen Polaris equatorial mount

Exposure: 84 sec at 50 ISO

Image processing: PhotoShop CS6, Camera Raw 7

Location: Peak of Uetliberg near Zurich, Switzerland

Date: 20 November 2012

Subject: Sea of enlightened clouds

Author: Johns Tsai

Optics: DSLR Canon EOS 5D with a 65 mm f/4 lens

Exposure: 30 sec at ISO 640

Location: Datun mountains, Taipei, Taiwan (China)

Date: 28 January 2012

Suject: Conjunction between the Moon, Venus, Jupiter and M45

Author: Tunc Tezel

Optics: DSLR Canon EOS 5D with super wide angle lens

Location: Glacial Lakes Plateau, Mount Uludag, Turquey

Date: 15 July 2012 by 5h local time

Subject: Conjunction between the Moon, Venus, and Jupiter

Author: Thierry Lombry

Optics: DSLR Nikon D7000 with with a 85 mm f/3.5 lens

Exposure: 5 sec at ISO 100

Location: Livange, Luxembourg

Date: 26 March 2012, 20h25 TU

Subject: Conjunction between the Moon, Venus and Jupiter

Author: Y.Beletsky

Optics: DSLR

Exposure: Composite of 2 images (Moon and planets + telescopes)

Location: Cerro Paranal, Chile (ESO/VLT)

Date: 23 November 2009

See also this triptych.

Subject: Conjunction between the Moon and Venus

Author: KenIchi Kadota

Optics: SLR Nikon FE with Nikkor 200 mm f/4 tele lens

Exposure: 3 sec

Film: Fujichrome Velvia, ISO 50

Location: Japan

Date: 27 January 1998 at 6h05 JST (22h UT)

The Moon was illuminated at 1.2 %

Subject: Conjunction between the Moon and Venus

Author: Ivan Eder

Scope: TMB 130 mm f/6 refractor with 30 mm Vixen LV eyepiece, Sky-Watcher EQ6 mount

Optics: Compact camera Nikon Coolpix 4300, afocal mode

Exposure: 1/100 s, f/11, 100 ISO

Location: Hungaria

Date: 21 May 2004, 12h 55 UT

Subject: Lovejoy (C/2014 Q2) comet

Author: Damian Peach

Optics: Takahashi FSQ-106 refractor

CCD: SBG STL-1100, LRGB composite

Location: United Kingdom

Date: 18 January 2015 at 5h01m UT

Subject: Lovejoy (C/2014 Q2) comet

Author: Gerald Rhemann

Optics: ASA astrograph 200 mm f/2.9 on ASA DDM60 mount

CCD: FLI PL 16803

Exposure: 22.5 minutes, LRGB omposite: 600,250, 250, 250 s

Location: Austria

Date: 14 January 2015, 22h20 UT

Subject: Machholtz comet (0.35 AU from Earth) near M45

Author: Pete Lawrence

Optics: DSLR Canon EOS 10D, 128 mm f/4.5 telelens

Exposure: 4x 120 sec at ISO 800

Location Selsey, England

Date: 5 January 2005, 18h10 UT

Subject: Hale-Bopp comet

Author: David Hanon

Scope: Astro-Physics 177 mm 7" f/9 refractor on Byers mount

CCD: true color image

Image processing: Adobe PhotoShop

Location: USA

Date: 23 February 1997

Subject: Halley comet

Author: Akira Fujii

Scope: 200 mm f/1.5 Schmidt

Film: Fujichrome 400D

Date: 13 March 1986, Giotto's Day

This image was offered to Emperor Hiro-Hito

Subject: McNaught/P1 comet

Author: Akira Fujii

Optics: SLR with 35 mm f/1.8 mm lens

Location: Chiro Observatory, West Australia

Date: 19 January 2007

Subject: Bradfield comet

Author: Sho Endo

Optics: SLR with wide angle

Film: 400 ISO

Exposure: 27 sec

Location: Chiba beach, Japan

Date: 24 March 2004 at 3h45 JST (18h45 U.T.)

Subject: Hale-Bopp comet

Author: Sebastian Voltmer

Optics: SLR with 135 mm f/3.5 telelens

Film: Kodak GPY 160

Location: Gornergrat (3130 m), Zermatt, Switzerland

Date: 11 April 1997

Subject: Bennett comet

Author: Akira Fujii

Optics: SLR with 135 mm f/3.5 telelens

Exposure: Composite of 2 images exposed 10 min each

Film: Fujichrome R-100

Date: 4 May 1970, 20h U.T.

Subject: Leonides fireball of magnitude -8

Author: Arne Danielsen

Optics: SLR

Exposure: a few minutes tracking on stars

Location: Norway

Date: 18 November 1999

Subject: Colored Perseid in Cygnus

Author: Thierry Lombry

Optics: DSLR Nikon D7000, 16-85 mm f/3.5 lens

Exposure: 15 sec at 800 ISO

Location: Eischen, Luxembourg

Date: 12 August 2012 at 1h11m UT

Here is the general view.

Subject: Total eclipse of the Sun

Author: Masami Ohkuma

Optics: SLR Pentax 6x7 with 55 mm f/5.6 lens

Exposure: Few seconds

Film: Fuji REARA 220

Date: 11 August 1999

Location: Salzburg (Austria)

Subject: Total eclipse of the Sun

Author: Thierry Lombry

Optics: SLR Pentax MX with 300 mm f/4 at f/5.6 lens

Exposure: Each 30 sec, stacking of 14 images at 1/100 at f/5.6 + ND5 (partial), 1/100 sec + 1/2 sec at f/5.6 (totality) + foreground

Film: Kodachrome 64

Date: 26 February 1998

Location: Willemstad, Curacao

Subject: Total eclipse of the Sun

Author: Akira Fujii

Optics: SLR Mamiya Press, 100 mm f/2.8 lens, ND4 filter

Film: Ektachrome 64

Exposure: Each 5 min, 1/125 at f/4 + ND4 (partial), 1/2 sec at f/4 (totality)

Location: Ankola, India

Date: 16 February 1980

Sujet: Ursa Major

Author: Tom Pickett

Optics: CG4 + DSLR Canon EOS T3 and 600D, zoom 18-55 at 36 mm f/4.5

Exposure: 18x 5 min. at 200 ISO + 6 dark frames + 6 bias (offset)

Location: U.S.A.

Date: 16 march 2015, 1h10 am local time

Subjet: Orion

Author: Akira Fujii

Optics: SLR with 135 mm f/3.5 telelens

Film: Fujichrome 400D

Filter : Anti-Newton ring

Exposure: 30 minutes

Date: ~ 1975

Subject: Nova Cygni V1500

Author: Akira Fujii

Optics: SLR with 85 mm f/1.8 telelens

Film: Sakura Color 100

Exposure: 10 minutes

Date: 2 September 1975

Magnitude: 1.8 (it fall down to +7 one month later)

Nova Cyg V1500 is (the orangeous star at left of NGC 7000

Here is its light curve prepared by AAVSO.

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