Astro Club Photo Archive




This section contains some older astro images, partly from "pre-CCD" times.
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Sun and Moon


f.l. 1820mm, f/23, 1/1000sec, Gevalith Ortho 8 ASA, neutral filter, J.-L. Dighaye


f.l. 6000mm, f/75 (eyepiece projection), 1/1000sec, Gevalith Ortho 8 ASA, J.-L. Dighaye


f.l. 5000mm, f/62.5,1/8 sec, Kodak Tri X; J.-L. Dighaye







Planets


CCD image, Paolo Sala


Video image, J. Marot-Lassauzaie, astrostack program for the averaging of 300 video pictures




CCD image, Paolo Sala



Lunar and Solar Eclipses


M. Rudolf


M. Rudolf

M. Rudolf




India 1995, Joseph Kreutz


India 1995, Joseph Kreutz


Aruba 26.2.98, Lens 1000mm+1.4 conv., f/16, 1/2000 sec, Fuji velvia, solar filter; M. Rudolf


==> see Jupiter in the lower right corner !!
Aruba 26.2.98; Lens 300mm/4, 1/2 sec, Fuji Velvia, M. Rudolf


Aruba 26.2.98; Lens 1000mm/10+1.4 Conv., 1/125 sec, Fuji Velvia, M. Rudolf


Aruba 26.2.98; Lens 1000mm/10+1.4 Conv., 1/2 sec, Fuji Velvia, M. Rudolf







Satellites, Meteors


5 June 1998 at 20:33UT; Lens 35mm, f/4, 15 sec, Scotch Chrome 400, J.-L. Dighaye


J.-L. Dighaye


J.-L. Dighaye


On 18.11.2000, Iridium 8 had a -2 mag flare at 17:38:56, followed by Iridium 51, -6 mag at 17:40:13 UT. The exposure was taken from 17:38:45 to 17:40:25 in order to include both flares. Weather was partly cloudy; Iridium 51 illuminated a cloud; the stars of Per are seen to the lower right, some of them appear double since they were occulted by a cloud during the exposure.
Leica Minilux, 40 mm f/2.4, ISO 800 film, 50.4937 N, 5.9101 E, 407 m. J.-L. Dighaye


The upper trail was caused by Mir, travelling from Oph to Sct on 18.11.2000 from 17:04:50 to 17:05:20 UT, brightness +2 mag. A blinking aircraft and several contrails are seen towards the horizon. This is typical in a region with heavy aircraft traffic (100 km from Brussels airport).
Leica Minilux, 40 mm f/2.4, ISO 800 film, 50.4937 N, 5.9101 E, 407 m. J.-L. Dighaye


The bright trail was caused by Mir. The interrupted trail from botton center to the upper right corner came from the spent Soyuz rocket booster. This rocket booster is of cylindrical shape, and tumbles on its orbit around the Earth. Due to the tumbling, the different sides of the booster cause variations in brightness. Thus the booster flashes about every 2-3 seconds.
7 May 2000, lens 50mm 2.8, Ektachrome 400, 5 min exp. time, M. Rudolf







Comets, Asteroids


Lens 40mm f/2.4, 40 sec. Kodak Gold 400, J.-L. Dighaye


Andechs, May 97, M. Rudolf


Andechs, May 97, M. Rudolf


Andechs, May 97, M. Rudolf


lens 180mm/2.8, exp. time 20 min, Fuji Provia 400, March 97, M. Rudolf


lens 300mm/4, exp. time 30 min, Fuji Provia 400, March 97, M. Rudolf


lens 500mm/5.6, exp. time 30 min, Fuji Provia 400, May 97, M. Rudolf


Canary Islands 1997, J.-L. Dighaye


CCD image, Paolo Sala


lens 300mm/4, exp. time 20 min, Scotch Chrome 400, M. Rudolf




26.10.2001, ST8, exp. 2x10 min with Maksutov 900mm


Asteroid 1999KW4 is an Earth-orbit crosser of the Aten group (having its orbit mainly within the Earth's orbit), and came to a very close approach (0.03 AU, 4 mio. kms) in May 2001. The picture is a composite of 16 individual images taken on 26.5.2001 and show the asteroid's trail within about 3 hours. The bright star above is 61 Serpentis. The asteroid 1999KW4 had abrightness of about 11 mag.
ST6, 2 min exp. time, M. Rudolf


composite of 2-minute exposures showing the asteroid´s trail
14.12.2001, 0:56-1:51 UT, bright star is SAO78944/78945 (7.8/7.5 mag). ST8, Mak 900/6, M. Rudolf



Deep Sky Objects


Lens 300mm, f/4, 40 min exp. time, Scotch Chrome 400, M. Rudolf


Lens 300mm, f/4, 40 min exp. time, Kodak GPY 400, M. Rudolf


Lens 300mm, f/4, 40 min exp. time, Scotchchrome 400, M. Rudolf


Lens 300mm, f/4, 40 min exp. time, Kodak GPY 400, M. Rudolf


Lens 300mm, f/4, 40 min exp. time, Scotch Chrome 400, M. Rudolf


ST8, 1600mm f.l. 40 min exp. time M. Rudolf


ST8, 900mm f.l. 2x 10 min exp. time M. Rudolf






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