More Astronomy without a Telescope

Some more recent photographs I’ve taken without a telescope.

Jupiter and 4 galilean moons

Taken with my Nikon D90 with a 300mm lens. Click on the image for a larger version.

Jupiter and 4 galilean moons
Jupiter and 4 galilean moons

International Space Station (ISS)

The ISS orbits the Earth every 90 minutes and can sometimes be seen passing overhead. It looks like a quick, silent plane passing from West to East in anything from a minute to 6 minutes, depending on its elevation in the sky. These pictures are of one of the longer passes that occurred just after Christmas 2011.

Each of these images is a 30 second exposure taken at F4.

ISS pass 28th December 2011
Lightbox version

ISS pass 28th December 2011
Lightbox version

The next image LOOKS, like a meteor starting at the left, and ending at the right, but it’s the International Space Station as it moves into the Earth’s shadow. Therefore the picture starts at the right and ends at the left. moving the opposite direction and fading in the Earth shadow. This picture was placed on the front page of flickr as one of the most interesting pictures taken that day. So I was quite happy about that one.
Iss Pass as the sun set
Lightbox Version

For previous articles on taking Astronomical photographs WITHOUT a telescope, see Previous articles of astro images without a telescope

Let me know if you’d like an articles of the camera settings required to take images of Jupiter, The Milky Way, ISS without a telescope.


4 Replies to “

More Astronomy without a Telescope

  1. Great stuff without a telescope. You have patience and a tough skin to sit outside in the cold.
    I have a Nikon P90 and managed to get a couple of good shots of the moon while back Good cameras the Nikons.

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