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AstroShots Gallery

Below are some shots.  Those in color were taken with an Olympus OM1 while the B&W ones were taken with a modified Grayscale Connectix QuickCam.  All celestial shots were taken through a Meade 8" LX50 SCT.

Jupiter and Saturn

jrs5cp.jpg (2547 bytes) Jupiter  jrs10cp.jpg (2659 bytes)  can actually see Great Red Spot near meridian

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The Moon

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Craters Theophilus, Cyrillus, Catharina, and  Mare Nectaris

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Craters Segner, Zucchius, Bettinus, Kircher and Bailly

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Craters Schikard, Inghirami, and Wargentin

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Mare Tranquillitatis using Meade f/6.3 Focal Reducer

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Crater field in south-eastern sector using Meade f/6.3 Focal Reducer
Crater Maurolycus lower center

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Just Past First Quarter     

The Sun

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The Sun showing visible sunspots, taken using Orion Solar Filter

    Deep Space

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Orion Nebula using Meade f/6.3 Focal reducer and Orion Broadband Filter
5 minute exposure on Fuji Super G Plus 800
Guiding could be better, and shot definitely won't be seen in Sky & Telescope, but
this is the first real deep space object I've had any type of success with yet.

Here on Earth

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While dining at Lovell's of Lake Forest, I was
fortunate to meet and take a picture with
Astronaut James Lovell
(Gemini 7, Gemini 12, Apollo 8, and Apollo 13)
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Click on Mission Patch for Mission Summary

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"Steeds of Apollo"  mural
behind bar at Lovell's of Lake Forest

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