Mars Closest Approach Animation - Complete Rotation
Gary Honis at Thu Oct 8 16:28:01 2009 UTC
This animated GIF is a complete rotation of Mars using images taken in
August and September 2003 during Mars' closest approach. Both a 20 inch
Starmaster Dobsonian Telescope and a Meade 10 inch LX200 Telescope were used
along with an Olympus C2020Z digital camera and Philips Vesta Pro and Toucam
webcams. Images used were taken at Cherry Springs Dark Sky Park in Potter
County, PA; the GHAAS Observatory Site in Eckley, PA and from my driveway in
The Mars animation is also available as an AVI file and has been posted
along with the animated GIF file at:
All images used were taken by Gary Honis.
Copyright(c)2003 Gary J. Honis - contact at email@example.com or visit
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Comet NEAT (C2001 Q4) Animation - May 16, 2004
Gary Honis at Fri May 28 03:15:01 2004 UTC
For a one-hour animation of the comet see:
Comet NEAT Q4 was imaged at Cherry Springs Dark Sky Park in Pennsylvania
under clear skies. A Canon 10D Digital SLR camera was used to image the
comet through an Orion ED80 refractor that was piggy-backed on a 10 inch
Meade LX200. Image was taken with a Celestron f/6.3 reducer which provides
an f/4.7 focal ratio with the Orion ED80. 32 eighty second exposures at ISO
1600 were stacked for the final image.
Copyright(c) Gary Honis. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aurora from Cherry Springs Dark Sky Park in PA
Gary Honis at Mon Sep 29 22:41:01 2003 UTC
Image taken at the Black Forest Star Party on 9/8/02 at Cherry Springs Dark
Sky Park. Olympus C2020Z digital camera with six second exposure at ISO 400.
More images taken can be seen at at:
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