Sunset

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Sat May 8 09:56:01 2004 UTC

Once in a while a sunset occurs that must be recorded, this being one of them.Nikon5400 auto exposure ISO50

double rainbow

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Wed May 5 04:06:01 2004 UTC

A double rainbow was in the sky for 3 minutes before disappearing into thin air, Nikon 5400 20mm zoom ISO200 1/60 @ f7.7

Moon Halo

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Tue May 4 22:00:01 2004 UTC

A cold night and a full moon but with a wispy cloud cover was all that was needed to get a few nice moon halos, this one being the best. Nikon 5400 1/2 sec @ f4.4 ISO 200

Bradfield comet

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Sat May 1 21:07:02 2004 UTC

A fine clear morning was all that was needed to see this comet, although light pollution was a problem, and it was hard to discern with the naked eye, a shot through the scope was obtained. 30 power Nikon 5400 camera, which fell off the mount onto the concrete, ISO 400 60 sec exposure.

Contrail

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Wed Apr 28 03:27:01 2004 UTC

A jet flies over the mountain peaks of the Rob Roy glacier, leaving a telltale sign of intrusion into the tranquillity of the mountains.Nikon 5400 auto exposure 116mm zoom

Sunset

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Wed Apr 28 03:27:01 2004 UTC

Lake Wanaka, a sunset over the mountains surrounding the lake in Central Otago, ends a sunny and peaceful day.1/250 sec @ f5.6 ISO 200. Nikon 5400 camera

Comet NEAT

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Tue Apr 13 09:31:01 2004 UTC

A chance look at the sky through binoculars I espied this blob just sitting up there waiting to be snapped, the tail was visible and will probably be more pronounced later in the month. 3 minutes exposure @ f3.8 ISO 400 Nikon 5400 camera taken through a 6 inch telescope at about 30 power.

Sunset rays

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Sun Apr 11 22:05:02 2004 UTC

The beams of the sun reach for the sky in this sunset,the shadows caused by the mountain peaks shadowing the sun.Nikon 5400 116 mm zoom. 1/200 sec @ f 7.7 ISO 200

Moon and Scorpius

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Sun Apr 11 21:24:02 2004 UTC

Scorpius and the moon make a splendid pair, the clouds givin a bit of mystery to the sky. Nikon 5400 1 sec @f5.6 ISO 200. 75mm zoom

Moon and Belt of Venus

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Tue Apr 6 05:12:01 2004 UTC

A yellow moon rising through the Belt of Venus contrasts with the foreground of houses.Nikon 5400 Auto setting

Egg Moon

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Mon Apr 5 09:29:01 2004 UTC

Full moon of April or Egg moon rises over the ocean on a cold night. Nikon 5400 auto exposure.

Tycho Crater.

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Sun Apr 4 11:26:03 2004 UTC

Tycho crater in all its glory. Seeing tonight is about 9, wonderfully clear crisp night.120 power 6 inch refractor, Nikon 5400 camera.

Full Moon

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Sun Apr 4 10:50:01 2004 UTC

Nearly a full moon albeit tomorrow but we expect a bit of rough weather, snow/hail, so what better to do than to capture the moon before we are clouded out. Taken at about 30 power through the 6 inch refractor, Nikon 5400 camera 1/250 sec @ f4

Mammatus cloud

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Mon Mar 29 07:50:01 2004 UTC

A fine example of rain bearing mammatus cloud. The resulting precipitation from this cloud was 5 mm of moisture.

Colourful cloud

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Mon Mar 29 07:50:01 2004 UTC

A succession of three cold fronts left a clean atmosphere and these colourful clouds resulted. Nikon 5400 camera 1/200 @f7.7 Iso 100.

Moon

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Fri Mar 26 20:42:01 2004 UTC

The moon surrounded by colourful clouds heralds the end of another day. Autumn is upon us and the sunsets are full of colour at this time of the year. Nikon 5400 digital camera 1/1000 @ f 4.4. ISO 200. full zoom 35mm equivalent..116mm

Irridescent cloud

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Wed Mar 24 05:43:01 2004 UTC

An early fall of snow followed by a clear crisp day and a spectacular procession of clouds was the setting for this photograph. Cirrus,cumulus and lenticular clouds and this one irridescent. Nikon 5400 camera, 1/4000 @f4.4 ISO 50.

LMC

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Mon Mar 22 06:58:02 2004 UTC

A space traveller superimposes itself on the LMC on its way around the Earth. 3 mins exposure @ f 4.7 using a Nikon 5400, a 40mm lens on a 6 inch refractor.

rainbow

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Wed Mar 17 07:34:01 2004 UTC

The last vestige of the rainbow disappears into the pot of gold. Nikon 5400 camera.

Double rainbow

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Wed Mar 17 07:34:01 2004 UTC

A double rainbow was captured using the panographic function and as luck would have it anticrepuscular rays in the background as well. Taken with the Nikon 5400 panographic feature with 2 images stitched together.

tarantula nebula

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Fri Mar 12 08:47:01 2004 UTC

The Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud, taken through a 6 inch refractor using a Nikon 5400 camera and a 60 sec exposure.ISO 400.

Parhelia

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Sun Mar 7 04:22:01 2004 UTC

A chance glance at the sun was rewarded with this parhelia, which lasted well over 60 minutes.Cirrus cloud cover, with puffs of cumulus dotting the sky.A rewarding day. Nikon 5400 1/4000 sec @ f7.5 ISO 50

Saturn

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Sun Mar 7 04:22:01 2004 UTC

A good seeing night and Saturn sitting up in the sky,begging to be photographed. 120 power through a 6 inch refractor, with the camera at full zoom. A bit fuzzy but it looks like Saturn!!

Jewel Box

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Fri Mar 5 19:24:01 2004 UTC

A spectacular open cluster of stars, mostly blue-white, make a fine sight through the scope, like a glittering Jewel Box!! Nikon 5400 camera 30 sec @ f4 ISO 400. 6 inch refractor.

Omega Centauri

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Fri Mar 5 08:24:01 2004 UTC

Omega Centauri in the Milky Way, the largest star cluster, is a wonderful sight.Taken using a Nikon 5400 ...30secs @ f4.5... ISO400, through a 6 inch refractor, 40mm lens.

Cloud

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Wed Mar 3 21:37:04 2004 UTC

A chance shot of this cloud and a very fast shutter speed 1/4000 @ f 7.5 shows the irridescence of the cloud at about 22 degrees from the centre, indicating that in all probability it would have shown itself as a 22' pahelia if we had had a clear sky, still, a nice shot of the colouration.

Rain

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Wed Mar 3 21:37:04 2004 UTC

Rain fingers clawing their way to earth in this shot, a relief to all as drought conditions prevailed until this drought breaker occurred. Nikon 5400 camera iso 400.

Belt of Venus

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Wed Mar 3 21:37:04 2004 UTC

A nice example of the Belt of Venus.The difference in contrast this time was very marked as the sunset was quite vivid but it lasted for only a minute or so. Nikon 5400 camera.

sunset

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Fri Feb 27 22:06:07 2004 UTC

A very clear day was the key for obtaining this shot, and the help of a gusty, 40-50 knot Norwester which blew all the surplus haze away.Nikon 5400 camera

Sunset

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Fri Feb 27 21:17:01 2004 UTC

The season of beautiful sunsets has arrived and this one is no exception.

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