Friday (19-November-2010) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Night Sky in New Jersey

Waxing Gibbous Moon (97% full). Image taken with Nikon D3x camera and Questar 7″ telescope (ISO 200, 1600 mm, f/16, 1/200 sec). Image processed with Capture One 5, Photoshop CS5, Focus Magic, Topaz DeNoise.

Moon over New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and Questar 7" telescope (ISO 200, 2500 mm, f/16, 1/200 sec) (David J Mathre)
Moon over New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and Questar 7″ telescope (ISO 200, 2500 mm, f/16, 1/200 sec) (David J Mathre)

 

Sunday (14-November-2010) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Night Sky in New Jersey

Gibbous Moon. Image taken with Nikon D3x camera and Questar 3.5″ telescope (ISO 100, ~ 1600 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec). Processed using Capture One Pro 5 and Photoshop CS3. With the smaller telescope used mirror up to dampen mirror vibrations for 30 sec prior to the image being taken.

Waxing Gibbous Moon from New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and Questar 3.5" Telescope (ISO 100, ~1600 mm, f/16, 1/50 sec) (David J Mathre)
Waxing Gibbous Moon viewed from New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and Questar 3.5″ Telescope (ISO 100, ~1600 mm, f/16, 1/50 sec) (David J Mathre)

 

Saturday (13-November-2010) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Night Sky over New Jersey

First Quarter Moon. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and Questar 7″ Telescope (ISO 100, ~ 1600 mm, f/16, 1/50 sec). Processed using Capture One Pro 5 and Photoshop CS3.

First Quarter Moon from New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and Questar 7" Telescope (ISO 100, ~1600 mm, f/16, 1/50 sec) (David J Mathre)
First Quarter Moon from New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and Questar 7" Telescope (ISO 100, ~1600 mm, f/16, 1/50 sec) (David J Mathre)

Friday (12-November-2010) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Night Sky over New Jersey

  1. Star trail composite of ~180 images (3 hours) taken last night looking south from my home in New Jersey. Each image was acquired with a Nikon D3x and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 100, f/8, 59 sec). Images converted to jpg with Capture NX2, then combined using the startrails.exe program.
  2.  Star trail composite of ~300 images 5 hours) taken last night looking south from my home in New Jersey. Each image was acquired with a Nikon D3x and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 100, f/8, 59 sec). Images converted to jpg with Capture NX2, then combined using the Startrails program. Since this was later, fewer jet trails.
  3. Waxing Crescent Moon image acquired with a Nikon D3s and Questar 7″ telescope (ISO 200, ~ 1600 mm, f/16, 1/50 sec).
Star Trails and Jet Traffic over New Jersey (David J Mathre)
Star Trails and Jet Traffic over New Jersey (David J Mathre)
Star Trails over New Jersey (David J Mathre)
Star Trails over New Jersey (David J Mathre)
Waxing Crescent Moon. Image taken with Nikon D3s and 400 mm f/2.8 lens with TC-E 2.0 teleconverter (ISO 200, 800 mm f/8, 1/100 sec) (David J Mathre)
Waxing Crescent Moon. Image taken with Nikon D3s and 400 mm f/2.8 lens with TC-E 2.0 teleconverter (ISO 200, 800 mm f/8, 1/100 sec) (David J Mathre)