Astrophotography

by Charles and Pat Briley

 

 

 

2017 Total Eclipse

 

Here are 3 of our 2017 eclipse images.

The first two were taken during totality and the third was just before totality began.

They were taken from a field near Lyons, Oregon

at a point about 2 miles from the centerline.

The prominences (redder areas) show side views of large

storms on the surface of the sun. Some of the ones visible here are

large enough to fit 8-10 planet Earths - maybe larger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M31 - Andromeda Galaxy

 

 

 

 

M45 - Pleiades

 

 

 

Venus-Jupiter Conjunction June 30, 2015

Venus was about 48 million miles from Earth.

Jupiter + 4 moons were about 565 million miles from Earth,

or about 12 times farther from Earth than Venus.

 

 

 

 

Comet Lovejoy - 2014 Q2

Jan 24, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

Partial Solar Eclipse

Oct. 23, 2014 - 3:42 pm PDT

 

 

 

 

New Nova Delphinus 2013

This was discovered by Japanese amateur astronomer Koichi Itagaki on Aug. 14.

Imaged Aug. 16 with a TOA-150 and a Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

3 minute exposure

 

 

 

Comet 2012 S1 ISON

Tracking comet, letting stars streak

Taken Jan 19, 2013 with 6" refractor and Canon EOS 5D Mark II

It was slightly farther from the sun than the orbit of Jupiter

 

 

This is the full frame image.

Comet is within blue circle

 

 

Venus transiting sun on 06/05/2012

 

 

 

Partial Solar Eclipse

May 20, 2012

 

 

 

Comet McNaught (2009 R1)

5-minute exposure, June 11, 2010

Mount was tracking comet and letting stars streak

 

 

 

Comet Lulin (2007 N3)

3-minute exposure, Feb, 23, 2009

Mount was tracking stars and letting comet smear a bit

 

Comet Lulin (2007 N3)

3-minute exposure, Feb, 23, 2009

Mount was tracking comet and letting stars streak

 

 

M42 - Orion Nebula

Paramount ME, Takahashi TOA-150, Canon EOS 20DA

3-minute exposure, ISO 1600, 11/26/05

 

 

 

 

Orion again

 

 

 

NGC 6992 - Veil Nebula

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horsehead Nebula - Barnard 33 - IC 434

 

 

 

 

 

M8 - Lagoon Nebula

 

 

 

 

Asteroid 2004 XP14 Flyby

On 07/03/06, this asteroid passed by Earth at a distance of only 269,000 miles,

or slightly greater than the distance between the Earth and the moon.

This 25-minute composite image shows the path it took toward the

upper right corner of the frame as it was streaking away from the Earth,

about 18 hours after closest approach.

 

 

 

Asteroid 2007 TU24 Flyby

On 01/28/08, this asteroid passed by Earth at a distance of about 334,000 miles.

This 10-minute image was taken a few hours before closest approach.

Its movement was from left to right.

 

 

Comet 2006 A1 - Pojmanski

The stars are streaked because the mount was tracking the comet.

The comet was moving north, toward the top of the image.

So the stationary stars appear to be moving south, toward the bottom.

 

 

 

 

M13 - Globular Cluster in Hercules

 

 

 

 

M81 - Spiral Galaxy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leonid Meteors

12:45am to 3:45 am, Sunday Nov. 18, 2001

Click image for more information

 

 

 

 

Milky Way

30 minute exposure - July 26, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

Comet Machholz - 2004 Q2

(with strobing passenger jet)

Dec. 20, 2004

 

 

 

 

Iridium 66 Flare

Sunlight reflecting off antennae

21:22 PDT July 25, 2005

 

 

 

Iridium 53 Flare

Sunlight reflecting off antennae

03:47 PDT July 31, 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 Hour Circum-Polar Exposure

with meteor streak (upper left)

Texas Star Party, 1992

 

 

All images Copyright 1996-2013 Charles & Pat Briley