Holiday memories

Submitted by: alain couture at Tue Aug 23 01:38:01 2005 UTC

This picture and the next two ones were taken at the La Mauricie National Park(about 100km north from Trois-Rivieres, Canada) on 2005 August 2th.

Details: Canon 300D, 18mm lens at f/3.5, 30 sec., 800 ISO

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Over the Wapizagonke lake

Submitted by: alain couture at Tue Aug 23 01:25:01 2005 UTC



Aqueous transmission

Submitted by: alain couture at Tue Aug 23 01:11:01 2005 UTC



Noctilucent clouds

Submitted by: alain couture at Tue Jul 19 00:33:01 2005 UTC

This picture and the next one were taken at Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse(25 km east from Quebec City, Canada) on 2005 July 12th.

Details: Canon 300D, 18mm lens at f/4, 10 sec, 400 ISO

Copyright(c): Alain Couture jonad482000@yahoo.ca

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Moon, Jupiter and noctilucent clouds.

Submitted by: alain couture at Tue Jul 19 00:18:01 2005 UTC

The crescent moon and Jupiter are shining over the orange-coloured artificial lights of Quebec City while a nice display of bluish noctilucent clouds is visible few minutes after the sunset. Unfortunately, we were waiting for the northern lights but they aren`t there...

This panorama is created from two separate images taken with a 18mm lens on a Canon 300D. Details: f/4, 10 sec., 400 ISO.

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The storm is raging!

Submitted by: alain couture at Mon Jun 13 00:47:01 2005 UTC

This picture and the next one were taken at the Cap-Rouge marina(few kilometers west from Quebec City, Canada) on 2005 June 6th.

Details: Canon 300D, f/16, 20-30 sec., 100 ISO



Blue lightning

Submitted by: alain couture at Mon Jun 13 01:11:01 2005 UTC




SUN - May 17, 2005

Submitted by: alain couture at Tue May 17 18:47:01 2005 UTC

Sunspots 763 and 759.

Details: Canon 300D through a 6mm eyepiece on a SW 80mm ED refractor(f/7.5), Orion solar filter, 1/250 sec., 800 ISO.

Earthshine

Submitted by: alain couture at Tue May 17 18:36:01 2005 UTC

On some nights just before or after new moon when the Moon is a very thin crescent, the darkened part of the Moon`s disk is dimly visible. This phenomenon is caused by light reflected off Earth.

Details: Canon 300D, prime focus on a SW 80mm ED refractor(f/7.5), 2 sec., 800 ISO. - 2005 May 12th.

Jupiter

Submitted by: alain couture at Tue May 17 18:24:01 2005 UTC

Taken with the 16`` aperture telescope(f/12) of the Observatoire du Mont Cosmos located at St-Elzéar-de-Beauce(50 km south from Quebec City, Canada) on 2005 May 12th.

Details: Canon 300D, prime focus, 1/200 sec., 800 ISO - 15 images processed in Registax.

Waxing gibbous moon, 9.6 days.

Submitted by: alain couture at Sat Apr 30 03:07:01 2005 UTC

Details: Canon Digital Rebel 300D, prime focus on a 8`` Dobsonian telescope(f/6), 1/2000 sec. - 800 ISO - 2005/04/18

M42, Orion Nebula, and M43.

Submitted by: alain couture at Fri Mar 25 03:45:01 2005 UTC

This picture shows M42, the Great Nebula in Orion and its companion, M43 as well as NGC 1981, the star cluster superimposed on NGC 1977. Unfortunately, NGC 1977, the blue nebula is not clearly visible on my picture. :-(

Details: Canon Digital Rebel 300D, prime focus on a 102mm aperture telescope(f/5), 3 min. on EQ3 motorized mount - 1600 ISO The image frame has been modified.

Copyright(c) Alain Couture. Contact: jonad482000@yahoo.ca

Sundogs over St-Lawrence River

Submitted by: alain couture at Fri Mar 25 03:28:01 2005 UTC

My first sundogs picture! :-)

This picture was taken on a cold and foggy morning of January at Quebec City(Canada).

Details: Canon EOS Rebel, 28mm lens at f/22, 1/2000 sec. - Polaroid HD 400 ISO

Comet Machholz (C2004 Q2) and Pleiades (M45)

Submitted by: alain couture at Mon Jan 10 19:55:01 2005 UTC

Taken at St-Agapit (40 km South-West from Quebec city, Canada) on 2005 January 7th.

Details: Canon EOS Rebel, 135mm lens at f/2.8, about 2,5 min. on a motorized mount(EQ3) - Fuji Superia 800 ISO

Special thanks to Fernand Laplante, Patricia Mayrand and Philippe Moussette for their equipment! ;-)

Copyright(c) Alain Couture

Emerald skies

Submitted by: alain couture at Mon Jan 10 19:38:01 2005 UTC

This picture and the next three ones were taken at St-Agapit (40 km South-West from Quebec city, Canada) on 2005 January 7th.

Details: Canon EOS Rebel, 28mm lens at f/2.8, 20-30 sec. on fixed tripod - Fuji Superia 800 ISO

Copyright(c) Alain Couture

On the road

Submitted by: alain couture at Mon Jan 10 19:30:05 2005 UTC

Blizzard

Submitted by: alain couture at Mon Jan 10 19:22:01 2005 UTC

Tree under the green spotlight

Submitted by: alain couture at Mon Jan 10 19:14:01 2005 UTC

Total eclipse over Quebec City - Canada

Submitted by: alain couture at Wed Nov 3 13:41:01 2004 UTC

The multiple exposure technique was used to take this photo during the total lunar eclipse of 2004 October 27. A canon EOS Rebel was used in multiple exposure mode to capture the entire eclipse on one frame of film. The exposures ranged from 1/250th (first contact) to 6 seconds (totality). The 9th exposure captures Quebec City by night.

-Moon: 35-80 zoom lens adjusted at 65mm - f/5.6, 1/250th to 6 seconds

-City: 35 mm lens at f/5.6, 20 seconds

Canon EOS Rebel on fixed tripod - Polaroid HD 400 ISO

Copyright(c) Alain Couture Contact: jonad482000@yahoo.ca

The partial phases and totality

Submitted by: alain couture at Fri Jan 7 03:34:01 2005 UTC

This series of images were taken on 2004 October 27 during a total lunar eclipse.

Details: Canon EOS Rebel, prime focus on a 8`` Dobsonian telescope(F/6), the exposures ranged from 1/750th (full moon) to 1 second (totality). - Konica Centuria 800 ISO

Totality

Submitted by: alain couture at Wed Nov 3 13:09:01 2004 UTC

Total lunar eclipse of 2004 October 27

Details: Canon EOS Rebel, prime focus on a 8`` Dobsonian telescope(F/6), 1 sec. - Konica Centuria 800 ISO

Full moon over Montreal (Canada)

Submitted by: alain couture at Wed Nov 3 13:01:01 2004 UTC

The multiple exposure technique was used to take this photo:

-Moon: 80mm lens at f/8, 1/250 sec. -City: 35 mm lens at f/5.6, 8 sec.

Canon EOS Rebel on fixed tripod - 400 ISO film

Aurora over St-Lawrence River

Submitted by: alain couture at Sat Sep 18 18:11:01 2004 UTC

This aurora of small dimensions appeared briefly over the St-Lawrence River at Métis-sur-Mer, a village near Rimouski(Canada) on 2004 August 16th.

Details: Canon EOS Rebel, 28mm lens at f/2.8, 25 sec. on fixed tripod - Fuji Superia 800

Waning gibbous moon, 17.0 days.

Submitted by: alain couture at Sat Sep 18 18:04:01 2004 UTC

I`m ready for the next lunar eclipse! :-)

Details: Canon EOS Rebel, prime focus on a 8`` telescope(f/6), 1/350 sec. - Fuji Superia 800 - 2004/09/01

Sun halo - take 1

Submitted by: alain couture at Sat Sep 18 17:54:01 2004 UTC

My first sun halo pictures! Even if i had a 800 ISO film into my camera, the results are not too bad. :-)

This picture and the next one were taken at Quebec city(Canada) on 2004 September 8 th.

Details: Canon EOS Rebel, 28mm lens at f/22, 1/2000 sec. - Konica Centuria 800 ISO.


Sun halo - take 2

Submitted by: alain couture at Sat Sep 18 17:45:01 2004 UTC

Summer Triangle

Submitted by: alain couture at Sat Sep 18 17:39:01 2004 UTC

My first long exposure pictures of constellations! :-) The obscuring clouds of the Milky Way and the North America Nebulae wich lies a few degrees east of Deneb(Cygnus) are easily visible.

This picture and the next one were taken at St-Philémon de Bellechasse(115 km south-east from Quebec city) on 2004 September 11 th.

Details: Canon EOS Rebel, 28mm lens at f/4, about 20 min. `piggybacked` on a motorized mount(EQ3) - Konica Centuria 800 ISO.

P.S: Many thanks to Dominic Cantin for his motorized mount and his patience! ;-)

Andromeda and Perseus

Submitted by: alain couture at Sat Sep 18 17:20:01 2004 UTC

A lot of Deep-sky objects can be seen on this picture as the M31 and M33 galaxies, the Persei double cluster, the M34 open cluster and the California Nebulae.

Geomagnetic storm First wave on 2004 July 24th.

Submitted by: alain couture at ue Aug 10 0303:54:01 2004 UTC

This picture and the next five ones were taken at Lotbiniere near Quebec City, Canada.

Details: Canon EOS Rebel, 28 mm lens at f/2.8, 20-30 sec. on fixed tripod - Konica Centuria 800 ISO

Copyright(c) Alain Couture

Blue ray of light

Submitted by: alain couture at ue Aug 10 0303:41:01 2004 UTC

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