West Texas November 2012 Astronomy Pictures
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This is my November (Fall) 2012 Davis Mountains astronomy pictures page.  This was a fairly cloudy trip so it's heavy on moon, daylight, and time lapse stuff.  In fact this trip saw my first efforts creating some time-lapse videos with my DLSR cameras.  Be sure to watch the HD versions, full screen, to see all the detail.  Shooting details are on the YouTube pages.


Time-Lapse Videos


High Desert Sun Halo

Embrace the Trails: Satellite Trail Pictures, Include Iridium Flares 

 


M45 - 7 Hour 2 Camera Combine

Image details on my M45 page.


Pac Man Nebula - Narrowband

See details on my PacMan Nebula page here.  Ha = Red, O3 = Green & Blue, Red blended into the luminance.  28*5 minutes Ha plus 28*5 minutes O3 = 4.7 hours total exposure


Flaming Star Nebula

Check my Flaming Star Nebula picture page for details, and the monochrome H-alpha component of this image.

 


Colorful Thin Moon Setting in the Davis Mountains

You can make out a bit of earthshine as it sinks into yonder ridge ;-)  Astronomer info: Shot at 6:41 p.m. central time 11/14/12; 1.88% illuminated and about 26 hrs 40 minutes old.  Skies were favorable for catching it way before it set.  Nikon D7000, Nikon 300mm f4 lens at f4, 1/8s, ISO 1600.

 
Sunset & Moonset - HD Link (takes you to YouTube)

 
Zodiacal Light, Venus, and Saturn Pre-Sunrise - HD Link (takes you to YouTube)

 
Clouds, Virga, Sunset over Blue Mountain - HD Link (takes you to YouTube)


Two Day Old Thin Moon

This yellow moon was around 50 hours old and 7% illuminated on 11/15/12.

 

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Fall 2012 Davis Mountains Actual - Day 8 Update

Object/Filter

Lum

R

G

B

H-a

O3

Si2

Soul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M45

 

17

10

18

 

 

 

FlamingStar

 

 

10

12

18+23+5

 

 

PacMan

 

 

 

 

28+

28

 

WitchHead

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

M31

 

13

12

20

 

 

 

IC410

 

 

 

 

39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flat 1x1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flat 2x2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunset 6:00 p.m., Dark 7:24 p.m., begin twilight 5:55 a.m., Sunrise 7:18 a.m.

Nite 1 Starting 11/8/2012

Times

Temps

TOAQHYFlat, FSQ8300NoRed

10ish 65 deg

60, 59 @ 12:40

N2, 11/9, 67 at 7pm

 

 

N3, 11/10  some 65 deg darks

 

 

N4, 11/11/12 9:20, 39deg,10, 37def,

12:30=35deg

33deg,2am,31-4am

N5 11/12 darks 35ish

 

 

N6, 11/13, 51deg 7:00pm

46d 8pm&9:30(foc)

44d11p, 42d,2a, haze 3:30, 41d 4:30am

N7, 11/14,  9p, 50d;, 1:44 am 50d

52 at 2:30

Transparency issues

 N8, 11/15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old notes

 Date       Moonrise   Moonset   Sunrise   Sunset   Twilight  Twilight

11/9/2012        02:37     15:00     07:18     18:02     05:55     19:25

Sunset 6:00 p.m., Dark 7:24 p.m., begin twilight 5:55 a.m., Sunrise 7:18 a.m.

QHY flats are 3-4 seconds

QHY plus FSQ85 reducer is 7.8 pix, 4.92 aspp

TOA, red, ST8300, 5.4 pix, 1.48 aspp unbinned 2.95 binned