Moon and Earthshine

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Fri Oct 15 21:33:01 2004 UTC

Just before moonset, a crescent moon with earthshine was visible, so out with the camera, full zoom and a 1.5 multiplier, Nikon 5400.

M17

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Sat Oct 2 10:59:01 2004 UTC

M17 ,taken with 4 stacked images of exposure 60 secs at f 3.5 ISO 400,Nikon 5400. colour cast from streetlights annoying, but using 4 programmes enabled me to rectify it.6 inch refractor telescope..40mm eyepiece.

Sun Halo

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Fri Oct 1 10:33:01 2004 UTC

A nice example of a Sun halo, very pronounced, the colours vibrant.Nikon 5400 camera 1/2000 sec at f7.7 ISO 50 and a polarizing filter.

Cloud

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Fri Oct 1 10:33:01 2004 UTC

Looking like a rather large sausage, this cloud appeared at night and lasted for about 20 minutes. An eerie colouration was caused by the street lights. Nikon 5400 camera 30 secs at f2.8 ISO 400

Irisation.

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Tue Sep 28 11:26:01 2004 UTC

This amazingly colourful cloud appeared, and the colours were so evident that one could see them virtually without ones glasses on.One of the best displays I have seen.1/2000 sec at f7.7 ..ISO200 Nikon 5400 camera

moondogs

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Mon Sep 20 20:35:01 2004 UTC

The night following the " sundogs " afternoon, the moon came to fruition and produced the moondogs as well as the irridescent cloud, though not as good as a friend who lives 40 klm west of us, who observed a more irridescent cloud. Nikon 5400 30 secs at f.28 ISO 400

sundogs

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Mon Sep 20 20:35:01 2004 UTC

Sundogs became apparent 90 minutes before sunset, not only one but two, though the double was shortlived. Plenty of ice cold air aloft, the result of the weekends snowfall. Nikon 5400 1/500 sec at f 7 ISO 400 underexposed by a factor of 1.

snowflakes

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Fri Sep 17 22:12:01 2004 UTC

After the fall of snow, the trees are losing the covering of snow from the suns heat which in turn causes these minature snow flurries. Nikon 5400 camera at 1/1000 sec, at f8..ISO 400. I must remember not to stand to close to the tree next time!!

Irridescence

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Mon Sep 13 07:17:01 2004 UTC

A strikingly colourful cloud during the mid-afternoon. The sun high in the sky, the colours being easy to discern and changing quickly. Nikon 5400 ISO 400 1/1000 sec @ f6.7

M8

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Tue Sep 7 23:31:01 2004 UTC

A clear night and the telescope at last tracking correctly, a nice view of M8 was obtained...exposure 180 secs @ f4.2 ISO 400. Nikon 5400 camera.

Solar Searchlight

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Tue Aug 31 07:22:01 2004 UTC

The sun acting as if it is a spotlight sending a beam of light to the zenith.Nikon 5400 1/4000 sec ISO 100 f6.8.

Sun dog

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Sat Aug 21 04:37:01 2004 UTC

A day that produced this phenomena had a cirrus clouds all day after snowfalls in the South Island as well as a wonderful sunrise.Nikon 5400 auto settings.

Sun Pillar

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Sat Aug 21 04:31:01 2004 UTC

This shot taken by a friend who asked me if I had witnessed the sunrise. I did but had no camera on me. He had his and snapped this sun pillar..My thanks to Archie.. Sony camera,auto settings

Altocumulus

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Mon Aug 2 08:26:01 2004 UTC

A moonlit cloudscape of Altocumulus is an eerie sight in the heavens. Nikon 5400 2 sec at f2.8 ISO 400.

auroral arc

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Thu Jul 29 02:16:01 2004 UTC

An auroral arc blazes across the sky near the Waitaki River. A dark location makes it easy to see.Nikon 5400 30sec at f2.8 ISO 400, 28mm lens equiv.

Moon Halo

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Wed Jul 28 10:01:01 2004 UTC

A moon halo,22', almost directly overhead, taken with the lens at 28mm effective range and just managing to cover all the halo. Nikon 5400 1 sec at f 2.8 ISO 400.

Aurora Australis

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Tue Jul 27 23:09:01 2004 UTC

One of the best displays I have witnessed, curtains,beams,arcs, it was all there!!! Nikon 5400 30 secs at f2.8. ISO 400

Belt of venus

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Sun Jul 25 01:43:01 2004 UTC

The Belt of Venus from the coastline, the waves parallel to the horizon and the evening very clear. Nikon 5400 ISO 50, 1/250 sec @ f 4.5.

Cyrillus and Theophilus Crates

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Sat Jul 24 22:40:01 2004 UTC

Craters of Theophilus and Cyrillus, taken with a SAC 7 camera, stacking 3 images with a 3x Barlow. Using a 1200mm focal length refractor.

Irisation

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Sat Jun 19 21:13:01 2004 UTC

Another beautiful display of Irisation of clouds after a cold day. Nikon 5400 ISO 50, 1/2000 sec @ f 5.6

Coal Sack

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Fri Jun 18 09:23:01 2004 UTC

The Coal Sack depicted in the Milky Way, together with the Crux. Nikon 5400 piggy backed. 3mins exposure @f4.. ISO 400.

Scorpius

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Wed Jun 16 20:27:01 2004 UTC

The Scorpions tail, winters great viewing with all its associated components. Nikon 5400 piggy backed and 3 mins exposure @ f4.5 ISO 400

Crescent Moon

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Wed Jun 16 06:19:01 2004 UTC

A chance shot of the crescent moon about 20 minutes before sunrise, a very colourful one as well. Nikon 5400 zoom at 174mm equiv. with extender. 1/125 sec @ f3.5 400 ISO

Mammatus sunset

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Mon Jun 14 07:30:01 2004 UTC

A beautiful coloured sunset featuring Mammatus cloud. Nikon 5400 ISO 50, lens at 28mm equivalent,1/125 sec @ f5.

Contrail

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Mon Jun 14 07:30:01 2004 UTC

A frosty morning and cold air aloft produced this long contrail, Nikon 5400 ISO 200 1/500 sec @f 5.5

Lenticular E

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Wed Jun 9 20:01:01 2004 UTC

The letter E formed by this lenticular at sunset. Nikon 5400 1/1000 sec @ f5.6 ISO 200

Lenticular Cloud with Irisation

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Wed Jun 9 20:01:01 2004 UTC

A marvellous display of Lenticular Cloud formations this day and the king of them all was this one with an irridescent, "haircut". This one lasted for about 40 minutes. Nikon 5400 1/4000 sec @ f7.7. ISO 50.

Rainbows

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Wed Jun 2 07:26:01 2004 UTC

Two rainbows at sunset with a third just fading in the extreme right of the frame, the sky filled with lenticular type clouds. Nikon 5400 on auto exposure ISO 50

Rotor Cloud

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Sun May 30 06:56:01 2004 UTC

A Rotor cloud, caused by the nearby mountains and the wind on the lee side, the wind swirling the cloud to "break" as a wave does. This poses a problem for small aircraft as it will tend to push it down into the hillside, the way to avoid this is to cross it at an angle and enable the aircraft to have more latitude to bank out of its effect.Nikon 5400 Auto exposure, ISO 200.

cloud

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Tue May 18 08:36:01 2004 UTC

A very colourful irridescent cloud display in the heavens after 4 days of inclement weather, was a welcome sight. Nikon 5400 80mm zoom ISO 50 1/4000 sec @ f7.7

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