Prismacolor - Take 1

Submitted by: alain couture at Fri Aug 25 12:36:01 2006 UTC

This rainbow was brightly coloured and appeared briefly. Fortunately I was there and I took the camera in both hands !!!

This picture and the next one were taken at Quebec City(Canada) on 2006 August 23th.

Details: Canon 300D, 18mm lens on automatic mode.

 

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Rainbow over Escalier Lake

Submitted by: alain couture at Fri Aug 13 17:06:01 2010 UTC

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Reflection of the rainbow on the lake - Take 1

Submitted by: alain couture at Fri Aug 13 17:06:01 2010 UTC

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Reflection of the rainbow on the lake - Take 2

Submitted by: alain couture at Fri Aug 13 16:42:01 2010 UTC

Moon corona

Submitted by: alain couture at Tue Dec 9 21:03:01 2008 UTC

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M8 and M20

Submitted by: alain couture at Thu Jul 17 16:33:01 2008 UTC

M8 is the so-called Lagoon Nebula, a beautiful cloud of gas, dust and young stars. It covers twice the area of the full moon. M20, 2 degrees north of M8 is the Trifid Nebula. Covering an area about the size of the full moon, it contains some very young, hot stars immersed in gas and dust.

Details: Canon 300D, 70-300mm Sigma apo DG lens on EQ3 motorized mount. 3x1 80sec at 800 ISO - 4 darks - 4 flats - 4 offsets Processed:Images Plus, Ph otoshop Elements. N.B.: Pictures taken in bad skywatching conditions. :-(

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Exploding Comet 17P/Holmes on November 1, 2007.

Submitted by: alain couture at Fri Nov 23 03:57:01 2007 UTC

The core of Comet 17P/Holmes erupted on October 23rd, becoming a naked-eye object in the evening sky. In less than 24 hours, the 17th magnitude comet brightened as a golden 2.5th magnitude fuzzball in the constellation Perseus.

Wide angle: Canon 300D, 28mm lens, 60sec, 800 ISO Comet: Canon 300D, prime focus on a Skywatcher 80ED/600mm telescope, 30sec, 800 ISO

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Comet 17P/Holmes near Mirfak on November 11, 2007.

Submitted by: alain couture at Fri Nov 23 03:41:01 2007 UTC

Canon 300D: 70-300mm Sigma apo DG lens, F5.6, 2x180sec at 800 ISO - 2 darks - 2 flats - Processed: Images Plus, Photoshop Elements.

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Pleiades, Seven Sisters (M45)

Submitted by: alain couture at Fri Nov 23 03:23:01 2007 UTC

The Pleiades is the most famous of all open star clusters, containing around 500 members. A faint veil of nebulosity surrounds the brightest Pleiades members.

Canon 300D: 70-300mm Sigma apo DG lens, F5,6, 1x240sec, 1x300sec at 800 ISO - 2 darks - 2 flats - processed: Images Plus, Photoshop Elements.

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M31, Andromeda Galaxy - take 2

Submitted by: alain couture at Fri Aug 31 15:47:01 2007 UTC

Details: Canon 300D, 70-300mm Sigma apo DG lens on EQ3 motorized mount. - 1 image at 800 ISO(240 sec.) and 1 image at 1600 ISO(240 sec)


Moon and Venus through the smog

Submitted by: alain couture at Wed Jun 27 02:57:01 2007 UTC

Details: Canon 300D, 70-300mm lens fixed at 86mm, f/4.2, 2 sec., 400 ISO


Moon, Venus and Saturn over Quebec City

Submitted by: alain couture at Wed Jun 27 01:39:01 2007 UTC

Saturn, Venus and the slender crescent Moon were arranged in a beautiful diagonal line on 2007 June 17th.

This picture and the next one were taken at Levis, in front of Quebec City, Canada.

Details: Canon 300D, 18-55mm lens fixed at 38mm, f/5.2, 4 sec., 400 ISO.

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Venus and the moon at dusk

Submitted by: alain couture at Mon May 21 03:26:01 2007 UTC

On May 19th 2007, the Moon and Venus were barely one degree apart. What an unforgettable display!!!

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


Venus and the Moon through the haze

Submitted by: alain couture at Mon May 21 03:06:01 2007 UTC



Prismacolor - Take 2

Submitted by: alain couture at Fri Aug 25 12:36:01 2006 UTC

Details: Canon 300D, 55mm lens at f/22, 1/2000 sec., 800 iso.

Sundogs over Delaware Bay

Submitted by: alain couture at Fri Aug 25 12:18:01 2006 UTC

This picture was taken at Lewes, Delaware State(USA) on 2006 August 17th.

Details: Canon 300D, 18mm lens at f/22, 1/400sec., 800 iso.

Milky Way over Lapeyrere lake

Submitted by: alain couture at Thu Jul 27 19:15:01 2006 UTC

Sagittarius and the tail of the Scorpion stretche across the hearth of the Milky Way. These constellations are rich in interesting objects and some of them can be seen on this picture.

Unfortunately, the orange-coloured artificial lights of Quebec City and Trois-Rivieres are visible.

Taken at the Portneuf wildlife reserve on 2006 July 19th.

Details: Canon 300D, 28mm lens at f/2.8, 800 ISO, 180 sec. `piggybacked` on a motorized mount(EQ3).

Cygnus constellation

Submitted by: alain couture at Thu Jul 27 18:55:01 2006 UTC

The Swan also called the Northern Cross is just about overhead in the late evening in August and September in mid-northern latitudes. It`s brightest star, Deneb, is one vortex of the Summer Triangle, the other are Altair and Vega.

Because the Milky Way passes through it, Cygnus contains an abundance of interesting stars, clusters, and nebulae. The star clusters M39, NGC6940, Brocchi and the North America Nebulae wich lies a few degrees east of Deneb are easily visible.

Taken at the Portneuf wildlife reserve on 2006 July 19th.

Details: Canon 300D, 28mm lens at f/2.8, 800 ISO, 230 sec. `piggybacked on a motorized mount(EQ3).

Moon and Pleiades

Submitted by: alain couture at Fri Jul 21 02:53:01 2006 UTC

Details: Canon 300D, prime focus on a SkyWatcher 80mm ED refractor(f/7.5), 5 sec., 400 iso. - 2006 July 20th.

The hammer of God !

Submitted by: alain couture at Fri Jul 21 02:19:01 2006 UTC

This picture and the next two ones were taken at the Cap-Rouge marina(Quebec City, Canada) on 2006 July 17th.

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

Lightning crashes

Submitted by: alain couture at Fri Jul 21 02:01:01 2006 UTC

Speed of light

Submitted by: alain couture at Fri Jul 21 01:42:01 2006 UTC



Mars, Saturn and M44

Submitted by: alain couture at Sat Jun 17 01:58:01 2006 UTC

Mars and Saturn are converging for a close encounter on June 17th. Saturn is on the left top corner and the red planet pass through the Beehive star cluster.

Taken at Val-Belair(few kilometers north from Quebec City, Canada) on 2006 June 15th.

Details: Canon 300D, prime focus on a SW 80mm ED refractor(F/7.5), 20 sec., 800 ISO.

Iridium Flare

Submitted by: alain couture at Mon May 8 04:10:01 2006 UTC

Satellite: Iridium 12 Magnitude: -7 Date: 30 April 2006 Local time: 02:31:19 (GMT -4:00) Location: 46.22 N 71.05 W St-Elzear-De-Beauce (50 km south from Quebec City, Canada)

Details: Canon 300D, 18-55mm EFS lens at f/3.5, 45 sec., 800 ISO.

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Comet 73P/ Schwassmann Wachmann 3 - fragment C

Submitted by: alain couture at Mon May 8 03:54:01 2006 UTC

On April 29th 2006, the fragment C was the biggest piece of the dying comet 73P.

Details: Canon 300D, prime focus on a SW 80mm ED refractor(F/7.5), 180 sec., 1600 ISO.

M8, Lagoon Nebula

Submitted by: alain couture at Mon May 8 03:38:01 2006 UTC

M8 is a beautiful cloud of gas, dust, and young stars surrounding the star cluster NGC 6530.

Details: Canon 300D, prime focus on a SW 80mm ED refractor(F/7.5), 300 sec., 800 ISO - 2006 April 29th.

Green shadow

Submitted by: alain couture at Thu Sep 8 13:38:01 2005 UTC

This strange aurora appeared during a skywatching session at the Laurentide Wildlife Reserve (Foret Montmorency) on 2005 September 5th.

Details: Canon 300D, 18-55mm lens at f/3.5, 30 sec. - 800 ISO.

The Double Cluster

Submitted by: alain couture at Thu Sep 8 13:24:01 2005 UTC

The open clusters NGC 869 and NGC 884 are a famous pair known as the Persei Double Cluster. At a distance of 7300 light-years, they appear as fuzzy stars to the unaided eye.

Details: Canon 300D, prime focus on a SW 80mm ED refractor(f/7.5), 3 min. on EQ3 motorized mount - 2 images at 800 ISO processed in Registax.

M31, Andromeda Galaxy

Submitted by: alain couture at Thu Sep 8 13:09:01 2005 UTC

This picture shows M31, The Great Andromeda Galaxy. This spiral galaxy is located about two million light-years from Earth. Two other galaxies are visible in the frame, M32 to Andromeda`s right and M110 in the upper left.

Details: Canon 300D, prime focus on a SW 80mm ED refractor(f/7.5) on EQ3 motorized mount - 3 images at 1600 ISO(1x3 min. and 2x4min.) processed in Registax.

Waxing gibbous moon, 10.5 days.

Submitted by: alain couture at Tue Aug 23 02:22:01 2005 UTC

Details: Canon 300D, prime focus on a SW 80mm ED refractor(f/7.5), 1/320 sec., 400 ISO. - 2005 August 15th.

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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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