Summertime Orion

Submitted by: Chris Picking at Thu Dec 12 20:33:01 2002 UTC



Summertime in the southern hemisphere. The constellation of Orion as it sets in the north west. Taken with a 50mm lens, Kodak Supra 400 film.

Copyright (c) 2002 Christopher J Picking

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Spring Equinox

Submitted by: Chris Picking at Fri Sep 23 11:14:01 2005 UTC

The sun sets over the centre heelstone at Stonehenge Aotearoa. This marks the spring equinox in the southern hemisphere.
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Stonehenge Aotearoa Star Trails

Submitted by: Chris Picking at Wed Sep 21 04:05:01 2005 UTC

This composite of 179 separate images shows star trails around the South Celestial pole region, the total time elapsed is 1 hour and 44 minutes. A near first quarter Moon was present which helped illuminate the foreground. Canon 10D, ISO800,18mm lens at f3.5, each exposure was 25 seconds long.
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Aurora Australis

Submitted by: Chris Picking at Sun Sep 11 11:52:01 2005 UTC

This image was taken at 08:20UT, 11 Sept 2005. Location: Wairarapa, New Zealand, Latitude 40 Deg south. This image was taken during short burst of activity, a time lapse movie of this can be viewed here:
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Milky Way Sets

Submitted by: Chris Picking at Wed Sep 7 10:15:01 2005 UTC

Milky Way sets. The two bright stars to the left are Alpha and Beta Centauri and the constellation of Scorpius can be seen going down head first in the center of the image.
Canon 10D camera 2 x 6 minutes at f4.5 ,ISO800



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Hunters Moon

Submitted by: Chris Picking at Mon Oct 13 00:22:02 2003 UTC

The October full Moon is known as the Hunters' Moon. In earlier times, following the harvest in September the fields were clear and the hunter could use the light of the moon to spot game at night.


Copyright (c) 2003 Christopher J. Picking

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Argo Navis

Submitted by: Chris Picking at Tue Mar 25 03:25:01 2003 UTC

This large constellation was one of the 48 constellations described by the ancient astronomer Ptolemy in his Almagest. In the 18th century the French astronomer Lacaille divded it into three smaller constellations, Carina the Keel, Puppis the Stern or Poop, and Vela the Sail. The bright star Canopus appears top center with the Large Magellanic Cloud to the left.

28mm f4, piggyback on Vixen GP DX, 30 min , Kodak Supra 400

Copyright (c) 2003 Christopher J. Picking Contact at chris@southernskyphoto.com or visit www.southernskyphoto.com

Orion by Moonlight

Submitted by: Chris Picking at Thu Dec 12 20:46:01 2002 UTC




Star trails of Orion. The sky and foreground illuminated by moonlight. 60 minute exposure, Kodak Supra 400 film.

Copyright (c) 2002 Christopher J Picking

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Lenticular Clouds at Sunset

Submitted by: Chris Picking at Fri Oct 18 01:04:01 2002 UTC



Taken 25 September 2002 from Masterton, New Zealand. 28mm lens, Konica Centuria 400 film.

Copyright (c) 2002 Christopher J Picking More images at www.southernskyphoto.com


Southern Night Sky

Submitted by: Chris Picking at Tue Sep 24 03:48:01 2002 UTC

Set against the stars of the Milky Way the Southern Cross(center) with the two bright pointer stars(lower left). The Great Nebula in Carina glows red in the upper right.

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