November 2005 Archives

[All images in this report can be clicked to view larger 80-100K images] Saturday evening, November 19th, the Coconino Astronomical Society had a special visit from comet discoverers, Don Machholz and Carolyn Shoemaker. Carolyn, along with her late husband, Eugene, as well as David Levy co-discovered the comet, Shoemaker-Levy 9...
This image was shot early November 6, 2005 and focuses on the Milky Way around the constellation of Cassiopeia. Clicking this image will take you to a larger image that has a rollover graphic showing labels for visible DSOs and constellations. (Combined size of the image and rollover is about...
One of the images I shot on November 5, 2005 focuses on the Milky Way around the constellation of Auriga. Clicking this image will take you to a larger image that has a rollover graphic showing labels for visible DSOs and constellations. (Combined size of the image and rollover is...
On the evening of November 5th, I had an opportunity to observe at Anderson Mesa with Bill Ferris, Dave Saunders, and Marc Wiley. After a sketch of M45, and another try at G1/Mayall II, I moved on to some piggyback, wide-field photography. For all shots, I used my Canon Digital...

Messier 45 - The Pleiades

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Move mouse over image to see photographic overlay of the M45.Overlay photo: © 1984-2002, Anglo-Australian Observatory/Royal Obs. Edinburgh. Photograph from UK Schmidt plates by David Malin. Observation Notes: I began this observation while waiting for the waxing crescent moon to set and allow for some fainter observations and photography....
On the evening of October 30, I headed out to Anderson Mesa and set up next to Rick and Gary, a couple amateur astronomers visiting from Colorado on an observing vacation to New Mexico and Arizona. The sky promised to be spectacular as I arrived at dusk. (Most photographs in...

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