Aurora Borealis

Submitted by: Darrell E. Spangler at Mon Nov 8 20:59:01 2004 UTC

Photo of the Aurora Borealis taken on November 7th, 2004 in Drake, Colorado… Traffic on Forest Development Road 128 in the Roosevelt National Forest adds character to this shot… Taken with Canon Digital Rebel, ISO800, 15sec @ f/4…

 

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Blue-green cyanogen glow of Comet C/2006 M4 (SWAN)...

Submitted by: Darrell E. Spangler at Sun Oct 15 10:56:01 2006 UTC



Blue-green cyanogen glow of Comet C/2006 M4 (SWAN) as seen from Storm Mountain in northern Colorado on Friday, October 13, 2006 - Canon EOS 300D, 50mm, 6min@f/2.2 1600 ISO on barndoor tracker - © Darrell E. Spangler

Comet C/2006 M4 (SWAN)...

Submitted by: Darrell E. Spangler at Sun Oct 15 10:35:01 2006 UTC



Comet C/2006 M4 (SWAN) setting over Roosevelt National Forest on Friday the 13th, October, 2006 - Canon EOS 300D, 50mm, 5min@f/2.8 1600ISO on barndoor tracker - ©Darrell E. Spangler

Comet Pojmanski

Submitted by: Darrell E. Spangler at Wed Mar 1 15:34:01 2006 UTC



Comet Pojmanski as seen from Storm Mountain near Drake, Colorado on March 1st, 2006 - Taken with a Canon EOS Digital, 50mm, 90sec@f/3.5 400ISO - ©Darrell E. Spangler

Comet Pojmanski and Venus

Submitted by: Darrell E. Spangler at Wed Mar 1 15:19:01 2006 UTC



Comet Pojmanski and Venus as seen from Storm Mountain near Drake, Colorado on March 1st, 2006 - ©Darrell E. Spangler

Erie Glow On The Horizon

Submitted by: Darrell E. Spangler at Sun Sep 11 17:57:01 2005 UTC

This image, taken on September 11th, 2005 from my home on Storm Mountain in Drake, Colorado, shows the erie glow of the Northern Lights over Roosevelt National Forest. ©2005 Darrell E. Spangler. More images of the Setpmber 11th Auroral display can be found at: www.stormmountain.net/sept05-auroras.htm

Colorado Auroras - 09/11/05

Submitted by: Darrell E. Spangler at Sun Sep 11 17:43:01 2005 UTC

This image was taken on September 11th, 2005 from my home on Storm Mountain in Drake, Colorado. The glow of the Northern Lights added a nice touch to the photo. ©2005 Darrell E. Spangler. More images of the Setpmber 11th Auroral display can be found at: www.stormmountain.net/sept05-auroras.htm

Planetary Trio

Submitted by: Darrell E. Spangler at Mon Jun 27 04:21:01 2005 UTC

Photo of the Venus, Mercury and Satrun taken on June 26th, 2005 from my home in northern Colorado. Taken with Canon Digital Rebel, ISO100, 1.8sec @ f/5.6… ©2005 Darrell E. Spangler

Iridescent Lenticular Cloud

Submitted by: Darrell E. Spangler at Tue Jan 18 11:02:01 2005 UTC

Image showing moonlight creating iridescence in lenticular cloud over Rocky Mountains on January 16th, 2005... Canon EOS 300D, 18-55mm f/3.2, 15sec at ISO400... ©2005 Darrell E. Spangler

Machholz (C2004 Q2) passing Pleiades (M45)

Submitted by: Darrell E. Spangler at Sun Jan 9 19:31:01 2005 UTC

Image taken on January 7th, 2005 showing tail of Comet Machholz (C2004 Q2) passing in front of Pleiades (M45)... Canon EOS 300D, 50mm f/2.8, ISO400, 3min tracked... ©2005 Darrell E. Spangler More images at: www.stormmountain.net/mrp/machholz

Machholz and Pleiades

Submitted by: Darrell E. Spangler at Fri Jan 7 14:47:01 2005 UTC

Image of Comet Machholz and the Pleiades taken on Jan 6th, 2005 from Drake, Colorado... Canon EOS 300D, tracked 4min exposure, 50mm f/2.8, ISO400 ©2005 Darrell E. Spangler More images at: www.stormmountain.net/mrp/machholz

Machholz Approaching Pleiades Cluster

Submitted by: Darrell E. Spangler at Wed Jan 5 14:13:01 2005 UTC

Image taken on January 3rd, 2005 showing Comet Machholz approaching the Pleiades Cluster in Taurus... 3min exposure, ISO400, 50mm f/3.2 on barndoor tracker. ©2005 Darrell E. Spangler More images at: www.stormmountain.net/mrp/machholz

"New Year's Treat"

Submitted by: Darrell E. Spangler at Sat Jan 1 21:39:01 2005 UTC

This image of Comet Machholz was taken at 12:01-12:05AM MST on January 1st, 2005... Both the ion tail and dust tail are now clearly visible... Canon EOS 300D, 238sec exposure, 50mm f/3.2, ISO400... ©2005 Darrell E. Spangler... More pics at: www.stormmountain.net/mrp/machholz

Awesome Morning Scene

Submitted by: Darrell E. Spangler at Thu Dec 30 14:22:01 2004 UTC

The skies presented this awesome scene of both inner planets, Mercury and Venus, rising over Palisade Mountain in northern Colorado on the morning of December 30th, 2004... The absolute best I've seen the pair in my lifetime... Canon Digital Rebel, 80mm f/5.6, 0.5sec, ISO100... ©2004 Darrell E. Spangler

Machholz in Taurus

Submitted by: Darrell E. Spangler at Thu Dec 30 01:35:01 2004 UTC

2 minute exposure showing Comet Machholz passing through the constellation of Taurus on December 28th, 2004... Canon Digital Rebel, 50mm f/1.8, ISO800, on bardoor tracker... ©2004 Darrell E. Spangler... More pics at: www.stormmountain.net/mrp/machholz

Mercury and Venus Rising

Submitted by: Darrell E. Spangler at Wed Dec 29 16:30:01 2004 UTC

Image showing Mercury and Venus rising over Palisade Mountain in northern Colorado, at dawn on December 28th, 2004... Canon Digital Rebel, 80mm f/5.6, 0.8sec @ ISO100... ©2004 Darrell E. Spangler

Geminid Metror passing by Comet Machholz

Submitted by: Darrell E. Spangler at Tue Dec 14 07:07:01 2004 UTC

While out battling clouds to get some photos of Comet Machholz, a medium bright Geminid meteor streaked through the picture. Dec. 13th, 2004 - 11:35PM MST. Canon Digital Rebel, 50mm, ISO1600, 30 sec, f/1.7

First Images of Comet Machholz

Submitted by: Darrell E. Spangler at Tue Dec 7 10:09:01 2004 UTC



This is my first image of Comet Machholz taken from my home in Drake, Colorado on December 7th, 2004. This is a 90 sec exposure with a Canon Digital Rebel on a barndoor tracker. Settings: 50mm, ISO800, f/1.7

"Fire on the Mountain"

Submitted by: Darrell E. Spangler at Sat Nov 13 03:08:01 2004 UTC

This is a shot taken on November 7th of the Northern Lights over Storm Mountain in Northern Colorado... I overlooked this image initially and, as it turns out, it is one of the best in my opinion... Canon Digital Rebel, ISO800, 15sec @ f/4... ©2004 Darrell E. Spangler

For more images visit my website at: www.stormmountain.net/mrp/northernlights

End of the Show

Submitted by: Darrell E. Spangler at Mon Nov 8 21:23:01 2004 UTC

As clouds moved in, the Aurora could still be seen… Eventually the clouds won out and ended our show for the night… Canon Digital Rebel, ISO800, 15sec @ f/4… ©2004 Darrell E. Spangler mtnred@earthlink.net>

Northern Lights Behind Trees

Submitted by: Darrell E. Spangler at Mon Nov 8 21:17:01 2004 UTC

This shot was taken during a lower spot in the activity of Nov. 7th… The colorful glows from behind the trees were amazing at times… Canon Digital Rebel, ISO800, 15sec @ f/4… ©2004 Darrell E. Spangler

Hyakutake

Submitted by: Darrell E. Spangler at Mon Nov 8 20:53:01 2004 UTC

This is an photo of Comet Hyakutake take back in the Spring of 1996… Taken with a Pentax K-1000 on Kodak 1000ASA film… ©1996, 2004 Darrell E. Spangler

Comet Hale-Bopp

Submitted by: Darrell E. Spangler at Mon Nov 8 20:39:01 2004 UTC

Image of Comet Hale-Bopp taken shortly before dawn at the Fern Lake Trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park in April of 1997… Taken with a Canon w/50mm on Fuji Super 800 film, 30sec @ F/5.6 ©1997, 2004 Darrell E. Spangler

Ypsilon Passage

Submitted by: Darrell E. Spangler at Mon Nov 8 20:18:01 2004 UTC



Shot of Comet Hale-Bopp over Mt Ypsilon in Rocky Mountain National Park taken in March of 1997… The Andromeda Galaxy can be seen down and to the left of the comet…

Daytime Visitor

Submitted by: Darrell E. Spangler at Mon Nov 8 20:12:01 2004 UTC



This photo of Comet Hale-Bopp over the Mummy Range in Rocky Mountain National Park was taken in March of 1997… The long exposure gives the illusion of full daylight when in reality it was twilight out… Taken with a Canon 50mm on Fuji Super 800 film, 30sec exposure @ f/5.6

Two Worlds

Submitted by: Darrell E. Spangler at Mon Nov 8 20:00:01 2004 UTC



This is an image I took back in early 1997 of Comet Hale-Bopp rising from behind the Twin Owls rock formation in Rock Mountain National Park, Colorado… This photo was featured on the cover of the May 1997 issue of Astronomy Now magazine… ©1997, 2004 Darrell E. Spangler

Lyrid Meteor

Submitted by: Darrell E. Spangler at Mon Nov 8 19:53:01 2004 UTC



While out photographing constellations, I caught this Lyrid Meteor streaking through Coma Berenices on June 4th, 2004… ©2004 Darrell E. Spangler

Moonset Compilation

Submitted by: Darrell E. Spangler at Mon Nov 8 19:47:01 2004 UTC



This is a compilation of photos taken of the moon setting behind the mountains in Rocky Mountain National Park… Taken on August 30th, 2004 with Canon Digital Rebel and 10” scope… ©2004 Darrell E. Spangler

Storm Mountain Moonrise

Submitted by: Darrell E. Spangler at Mon Nov 8 19:41:01 2004 UTC



This photo of the full moon rising was taken from my home on Storm Mountain in Drake, Colorado on August 28th, 2004… ©2004 Darrell E. Spangler

Andromeda Galaxy

Submitted by: Darrell E. Spangler at Mon Nov 8 19:12:01 2004 UTC

This image of the Andromeda Galaxy is a compilation of 10 photos stacked… Taken on September 6th’ 2004 with Canon Digital Rebel, ISO800, 15sec@f/1.7… ©2004 Darrell E. Spangler

Full Harvest Moon

Submitted by: Darrell E. Spangler at Mon Nov 8 19:02:01 2004 UTC



I took this shot of the full harvest moon on September 29th, 2004… Taken with a Canon Digital Rebel and 10” Dobsonian scope… ©2004 Darrell E. Spangler

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