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Color Solar System

Subject: Transit of Mercury ( 12.1")

Author: Thierry Lombry

Scope: Celestron SCT NexStar 5 SE, 125 mm f/10

Eyepiece: TV 19 mm Panoptic (66x)

Filter: Baader Polysolar ND5

Digicam: Nikon D7000 body

Exposure: 1/320, 100 ISO

Location: Luxembourg

Date: 9 May 2016, 13h38 UT

Subject: Transit of Mercury ( 12.1")

Author: Akira Fujii

Scope: 80 mm f/15

Eyepiece: 40 mm

Filter: R + ND8

Exposure: 1/1000, Fuji minicopy 32 ISO

Location: Japan

Date: 9 May 1970, ~8h16 UT

Subject: Transit of Venus ( 57.7")

Author: Thierry Lombry

Scope: Orion 80 mm f/7.5 ED refractor

Eyepiece: Tele Vue zoom 8-24 mm at 12 mm

Filter: Baader Polysolar ND5

Digicam: Canon PowerShot S30, afocal coupling, zoom 3x

Exposure: 1/50th, ISO 100

Image processing: PhotoShop

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Date: 8 June 2004, 10h48 UT and 11h06 UT (insert)

Other images of this transit have been gathered in this gallery.

Subject: Sun in white light (incl. the Fkc-class sunspot group AR 9169)

Author: Ray Gralak

Scope: Astro-Physics 155 mm f/7 EDFS refractor

Filter: Baader Astrosolar film

CCD: SBIG ST-8E

Exposure: 0.1 sec

Image processing: MaximDL/CCD and Adobe PhotoShop 5.5

Location: California, USA

Date: 21 Sept 2000

Subject: Transit of ISS (near AR 12553)

Author: Goran Petrov

Scope: SCT Celestron C11 HedgeHD, 280 mm f/10

CCD: ZWO ASI 224MC.

Exposure: 0.0064 ms (1/15600 s)

Location: Macedonia

Date: 20 June 2016

NB. At perigee, ISS moves of about 1°/s or 1" in 0.0278 ms.

Subject: Sunspots in white light (AR 12546, class Cho)

Author: Salvato Giampaolo

Scope: 205 mm f/9 refractor at f/36

Filters: Herschel prism + anti-UV/IR + Baader continuum (bandpass around ~540 nm)

Image processing: Yes, and colorized

Location: Italy

Date: 21 May 2016

NB. Here is a poicture of the full disk recorded by MDI the same day.

Subject: Sunspots in white light (AR 9393, class Fkc)

Author: Johannes Schedler

Scope: 100 mm f/9 ED apochromat refractor

CCD: Philips ToUCam (webcam, video mode 388x291)

Exposure: Stacking of 32 frames

Image processing:Unsharp mask in Astrostack

Location: Wildon, Austria

Date: 25 Mar 2001, 10h30 UT.

Sunspot group AR9393, 160000 km wide

Subject: Sun in Ca II K line

Author: Valery Shamukov

Scope: Takahashi FSQ-85 ED refractor

Accessories: Lunt Ca-K filter 393.4 nm + Barlow x2

CCD: PGR Grasshooper 3

Image processing: Composite of 2 images, AutoStakker!2, Photoshop

Date: 24 septembre 2014

Subject: Sunspots in Ca II H line (AR 2552, class Dac)

Author: Andreas Murner

Scope: 100 mm f/9 ED refractor

Accessories: Daystar Quark Ca II H filter + Antares Barlow x2

CCD: ZWO ASI174MM

Location: Germany

Date: 10 June 2016

Subject: Sunspots in Ca II K line (AR 12403, class Ekc)

Author: Valery Shamukov

Scope: Takahashi FSQ-85 ED refractor

Accessories: Lunt Ca-K filter 393.4 nm + Barlow x2

CCD: PGR Grasshooper 3

Image processing: AutoStakker!2, Photoshop

Date: 24 août 2015

Subject: Sunspots in Ca II K line (AR 11884, class Ekc)

Author: John Earl

Scope: 80 mm ED refractor

Accessoires: Lunt Ca II K filter + Barlow x2

CCD: ImageSource DMK51

Location: Australia

Date: 20 Oct 2013

Subject: Total eclipse of the Sun

Author: Luc Viatour

Scope: Vixen 100 mm f/10

SLR: Nikon FE2 body

Film: Fuji Velvia 50

Exposure: Stacking of two images

Location: France

Date: 11 Aug 1999

Subject: Total eclipse of the Sun

Author: Chuck Vaughn

Scope: Astro-Physics 178 mm f/9 Starfire refractor at f/6

Film: Fuji Velvia 50

Exposure: Stacking of 1/2000, 1/125, 1/32, 1/16, 1/8, 1/4s

Image processing: Adobe Photoshop to merge images

Location: Baja California, Mexico

Date: 11 Jul 1991

Subject: The Moon light

Author: Lovato Lorenzo

Scope: Schmidt-Cassegrain 250 mm f/6.3

Location: Italy

Date: May 1999

Subject: Total eclipse of the Moon

Author: Pedro Ré

Scope: Celestron SCT C14, 356 mm at f/6

Film : Fujichrome Sensia 100

Image processing: Images mosaic
Location: Portugal

Date: 21 Jan 2000

Subject: Total eclipse of the Moon (in Virgo)

Author: Akira Fujii

Scope: Mamiya Press SLR with 100 mm f/2.8 lens on piggyback

Film : Ektachrome 64

Exposure: Each 2 then 7 min., 1/125 at f/8 (partial), 5 min at f/4 (totality)

Location: Japan

Date: 24 March 1978

Subjet: Venus ( 14.7", 75 % illuminated, Mv.-4.8, CM: 301°)

Author: Astronominks (M.Abgarian, Y.Goryachko, K.Morozov)

Scope: Klevstov-Cassegrain 360 mm f/16

Accessory : Barlow 1.6-2.4x

CCD: ZWO ASI 174MM

Exposure: Composite RGB IR/UV

R=IR685 (70%) + IR1000 (30 %, G=IR (50 %) + UV (50 %), B=UV

Image processing: Autostakkert!2, Registax, DStation

Location: Minks, Belarus

Date: 10 april 2015, 15h47-16h27 UT

Subject: Venus ( 16.8", 69% illuminated, Mv.-5.2, CM:253°)

Author: Damian Peach

Scope: Celestron SCT C11, 280 mm f/10 at f/22.5

CCD: ATK-1HS

Exposure: Composite of 2 groups of images : 600x IR (700-1000 nm)

1/200th sec and 600x UV (360 nm) 1/10th sec

Location: Loudwater, England

Date: 19 February 2004, 14h30 UT

Subject: Venus ( 55.9" à 0.30 UA, 2.8 % illuminated, Mv.-7.7, CM:33°)

Author: Pete Lawrence

Scope: Vixen FL102S f/9 refractor

Eyepiece: 20 mm LV eyepiece (120 mm sep.)

CCD: Canon 10D, 400 ISO

Exposure: Stacking of 7 frames at 1/180th sec each w/Registax 2

Image processing: Photoshop

Location: Selsey, England

Date: 30 May 2004, 14h24 UT

Subject: Venus ( 58.9" à 0.28 UA, 1.1 % illuminated, Mv.-7.8, CM:19°)

Author: Johannes Schedler

Scope: 100 mm f/9 ED apochromat refractor

CCD: Philips ToUCam (webcam, video mode 388x291)

Exposure: Stacking of 50 frames

Image processing: Unsharp mask with Astrostack

Location: Wildon, Austria

Date: 1 Apr 2001

Subject: Mars ( 18.34" at 0.51 AU)

Author: Damian Peach

Scope: Celestron SCT C14HD, 356 mm f/10

CCD: ASI 120MM + RGB

Exposure: RGB Stacking

Image processing: Yes

Location: Barbados, W.I.

Date: 9 June 2016, 1h 39m 30s U.T.

To compare with this Hubble image. Other images are gathered in the gallery (in French).

Subject: Mars ( 18.37" at 0.509 AU)

Author: John Earl

Scope: Celestron C11 at f/35

Accessory: Barlow x2 + extension tube

CCD: Image Source DBK21 618 (color)

Exposure: Stacking of 400 frames on 7000 at 60 fps, 100 gamma, 75% gain

Location: Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia

Date: 22 May 2016 (opposition day)

To compare with this Hubble image.

Subject: Mars ( 25.02" at 0.37 AU)

Author: Jacques-André Régnier

Scope: Celestron SCT NexStar 5"

Accessory: Tele Vue Barlow 3x apo

Webcam: Philips Vesta Pro, Sirius IR-blocking filter

Exposure: Stacking of 2235 frames

Image processing: Iris and Photoshop

Location: Paris, France

Date: 23 Aug 2003, 0h29 UT.

Subject: Mars ( 24.91" at 0.37 AU)

Author: Thierry Legault

Scope: Meade SCT 12" LX200 of 305 mm on Takahashi NJP-160 mount

CCD: Video camera Neptune 100 + RGB filters

Exposure: Stacking of 125 frames of luminance (R) with some dozen RGB

Image processing: Unsharp masking in QMiPS32

Location: France

Date: 20 Aug 2003

Subject: Mars ( 25.13" at 0.37 AU)

Author: Roland Christen from Astro-Physics

Scope: AP Maksutov-Cassegrain 10", 250 mm f/14.6, Barlow AP 2x

CCD: SBIG ST-10E with color filter wheel

Exposure: Stacking of 40 RGB frames 0.11 sec each

Image processing : MaximDL

Location: USA

Date: 27 August 2003, 5h UT.

Subject: Mars ( 4" at 2.5 AU)

Author: Maurizio Di Sciullo

Scope: Excelsior Optics E-258 (10") f/8 newtonian

CCD: Starlight Xpress HX-516

Exposure: RGB  stacking

Image processing: Yes

Location: Florida, USA

Date: 2000

Subject: Moon-Jupiter conjunction

Author: Donald Parker

Scope: Celestron SCT C14, 356 mm f/11

Location: USA

Date: 7 December 2004

Subject: Jupiter

Author: Anthony Wesley

Scope: Newtonian of 16", 400 mm f/4 on G11 mount

CCD: Yes

Exposure: RGB stacking with AutoStakker!3

Location: Rubyvale, Queensland, Australia

Date: 2 May 2017 at 12h40 IT

Subject: Jupiter

Author: Dimitris Kolovos

Scope: Celestron SCT C11, 280 mm f/10

Accessory: Derotator

CCD: ZWO ASI 224 MC (color)

Exposure: stacking of 8 minutes of video (~12000 frames)

Location: Athens, Greece

Date: 20 March 2017 at 22h12 UT

Subject: Jupiter and Io

Author: Avani Soares

Scope: Celestron SCT C8, 200 mm at f/20

Accessory: Astronomik L filter (UV-IR cut), Tele Vue Powermate 2x

CCD: ZWO ASI 224 (color)

Exposure: stacking of best frames extracted from several movies

Image processing: AutoStakker!2, Registax

Location: Quintão Beach, Palamres do Sul, Brazil

Date: 2 March 2017 at 07h15 UT

Subject: Jupiter, Io and Ganymede

Author: Damian Peach

Scope: Celestron SCT C11, 280 mm f/10

CCD: SKYnyx

Exposure: LRGB stacking

Location: Barbados

Date: September 2010

Subject: Jupiter and Io

Author: Jacques-André Régnier

Scope: Celestron SCT NexStar 5", 125 mm f/10

Accessory: Ultima Barlow 2x

Webcam: Philips Vesta Pro

Image processing: Iris

Location: Paris, France

Date: 6 Feb 2002, 20h UT

Subject: Jupiter

Author: Maurizio Di Sciullo

Scope: Excelsior Optics E-258 (10") f/8 newtonian

CCD: Starlight Xpress HX-516 + True Technology filters

Exposure: RGB stacking

Location: Florida, USA

Subject: Jupiter and GRS

Author: Ed Grafton

Scope: Celestron SCT C14, 356 mm at f/68

CCD: SBIG ST-6

Exposure: LRGB stacking

Location: Texas, USA

Date: 7 Nov 2001

Subject : Saturn

Author: Paul Haese

Scope: Celestron SCT C14, 356 mm f/11, OTA cooled

CCD: ZWO ASI 174MM

Exposure: Stacking of ~1800 frames under each R, G, B filter

Image Processing: AutoStakker!2, Astra Image 2.5 Max, Photoshop

Location: Adelaïd (Glenalta), South Australia

Date: 2 June 2017, 14:49 UT

Subject: Saturn

Author: David Tyler

Scope: Celestron SCT C14, 356 mm at f/40

Filter: Trutek type 1 and 2

CCD: Lumenera 075

Exposure: LRGB (L=red) stacking

Image processing : Registax, Photoshop

Location: USA

Date: 20 Dec 2005, 01-02h UT

Subject: Saturn

Author: Wes Higgins

Scope: Starmaster 14.5", 368 mm f/4.3 Dobsonian at f/24

Accessory: 5x Barlow

Webcam: Philips ToUCam Pro

Exposure: Stacking of 462 frames from 1200, 1/33 sec each

Image processing: Registax, Imageplus, PhotoShop 7

Location: Tecumseh, Oklahoma, USA

Date: 12 Mar 2004

Subject: Saturn

Author: Ed Grafton

Scope: Celestron SCT C14, 356 mm at f/68

CCD: SBIG ST-6

Exposition: LRGB stacking

Location: Texas, USA

Date: 19 Nov 2001

Subject: Saturn

Author: Thierry Legault

Scope: Meade SCT LX200 12" of 305 mm on Takahashi NJP-160 mount

CCD: Hi-SIS 43 (KAF-1600)

Exposure: Stacking of 48 B/W frames + some LRGB

Image processing: Unsharp mask with QMiPS32

Location: France

Date: Jan 2001

Subject : Saturn

Author: Dimitris Kolovos

Scope: Celestron SCT C11, 280 mm f/10

CCD: ZWO ASI 224MC (color)

Accessory: ZWO Atmospheric Dispersion Corrector (ADC)

Exposure: stacking of ~2500 frames (8 videos of 2 min.)

Image Processing: Yes

Location: Athens, Greece

Date: 30 May 2017, 22:31 UT

Subject: Saturn

Author: Maurizio Di Sciullo

Scope: Excelsior Optics E-258 (10") f/8 newtonian

CCD: Starlight Xpress HX-516 + True Technology filters

Exposure: RGB stacking

Image processing: Yes

Location: Florida, USA

Date: 2000

Subject: Saturn

Author: Sandro Nardella

Scope: Celestron SCT C8, 200 mm f/10

Webcam: Philips Vesta Pro

Exposition: Stacking of 900 frames

Image processing: Aviedit , Iris 3.72 , Photoshop 6

Location: Turino, Italy

Date: 30 Dec 2002

Subject: Saturn

Author: Jacques-André Régnier

Scope: Celestron SCT NexStar 5", 125 mm f/10

Accessory: Tele Vue Barlow 3x apo

Webcam: Philips Vesta Pro

Exposure: Total integration time of 12 minutes

Image processing: Stacking of 529 frames reduced at 50 %

Location: Paris, France

Date: 22 Nov 2002

Subjet: Uranus ( 3.67")

Author: Damian Peach

Scope: Celestron SCT C14HD, 356 mm f/11 + extension

CCD: ASI 120MM + RG610 filter

Exposure: 30 minutes

Location: Barbados, W.I.

Date: 20 Septembre 2015, 01h17 U.T.

Subject: Uranus + 4 satellites

Author: Ed Grafton

Scope: Celestron SCT C14, 356 mm at f/27

CCD: SBIG ST-5c

Exposition: LRGB Stacking

Location: Texas, USA

Date: 6 July 2002

Subject: Uranus

Author: Ralf Vandebergh

Scope: Newtonian 250 mm, 188x

CCD: ATK-2C color

Exposure: 1/6th sec

Location: Holland

Date: 16 September 2004

Subject: Neptune and Triton

Author: Damian Peach

Scope: Celestron SCT C14HD, 356 mm f/11 + extension

CCD: ASI 120MM + RG610 filter

Exposure: 50 minutes

Location: Barbados, W.I.

Date: 19 September 2015

Subject: Neptune and Triton

Author: Kazuyuki Tanaka

Scope: Celestron SCT C8, 200 mm f/10

CCD: Meade Pictor 416XT

Location: Arizona, USA

Date: 1999

Subject: Pluto in front of Barnard 92 dark nebula in Sagittarius

Authors: John Chumack, Paolo Candy

Scope: 14", 356 mm home-made Newtonien

CCD: QHY8

Exposure: 60 min (5x12 min)

Location: Ohio, USA

Date: 6 and 7 July 2010

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