transit of mercury

Submitted by: Tony Travaglia at Wed Nov 8 20:20:01 2006 UTC

The transit has been in progress about 40 minutes, the tiny planet is dwarfed by the size of the sun.

halo

Submitted by: Tony Travaglia at Fri Sep 29 23:59:01 2006 UTC

This wonderful moon halo was evident for around 2 hrs after a slight cloud/fog cover enveloped us Canon 300D 20 sec exposure ISO 400

anticrepuscular rays

Submitted by: Tony Travaglia at Sun Sep 24 03:18:01 2006 UTC

At the antisolar point emerges these anticrepuscular rays, quite colourful and vivid.A little smike from a forest fire added a bit of haziness to them .Nikon D50 1/500 sec @f5.6 ISO 200

Zodiacal Light

Submitted by: Tony Travaglia at Mon Sep 18 10:18:01 2006 UTC

We have had exceptionally clear days and excellent night, so it was quite easy to pick the Zodiacal Light.Canon 300D ISO 800 @f4.5 120 secs

sundog

Submitted by: Tony Travaglia at Fri Sep 15 23:11:01 2006 UTC

A chance look at the sky and Ol Sol and his dog were there...A very faint dog appeared on the right side but very difficult to see, then it faded..Nikon D50 auto exposure

ECLIPSE

Submitted by: Tony Travaglia at Fri Sep 8 19:53:01 2006 UTC

With the dawn chorus to accompany me it was indeed a pleasure to be able to get a shot of the eclipse....1000mm Rubinar mirror lens 1/60 sec ISO 400

eclipse

Submitted by: Tony Travaglia at Fri Sep 8 19:34:01 2006 UTC

The moon is almost down to the cloud line and this was the last shot but showed it well...Nikon 5700...auto setting and digital zoom..

rainbow

Submitted by: Tony Travaglia at Wed Aug 30 22:06:01 2006 UTC

A closeup of the bows, an extremely vivid inner bow and the outside bow not as bright with the colour band transposed..Nikon D50 1/700 sec at F11 ISO 200

occultation of Spica

Submitted by: Tony Travaglia at Tue Aug 29 20:56:01 2006 UTC

A composite of the Occultation of Spica, the beginning of the event Spica about to disappear behind the unlit limb and the emergence from the lit limb of the moon. Canon 300D 11" Celestron and 1000mm Rubinar lens

clouds

Submitted by: Tony Travaglia at Sat Aug 26 23:23:01 2006 UTC

This is THE picture of 2006 as far as irization of clouds go....Very vivid colouration, spectacular. Canon 300D 300mm lens...1.1200 sec at f7.7

stars

Submitted by: Tony Travaglia at Sat Aug 19 20:16:01 2006 UTC

After many frustrating attempts I managed to get an acceptable shot of the Omega Cluster..taken with a Canon 300D through an 11 inch Celestron CPC..2 x 90 sec exposures stacked

halo

Submitted by: Tony Travaglia at Sat Aug 19 19:49:01 2006 UTC

The delicate film of cloud cover and the sun halo added to the already full sky, with a warm NW wind and lenticular clouds the sky was filled with a range of differing cloud types. Canon 300D ISO 100 wideangle lens.

Irridescent cloud

Submitted by: Tony Travaglia at Fri Aug 18 17:04:01 2006 UTC

Another of natures heavenly displays, this cloud changed colour every few seconds and kept the cameras shutter clicking. Canon 300D 200mm zoom lens..ISO 100

sundogs

Submitted by: Tony Travaglia at Fri Aug 11 19:56:01 2006 UTC

A closeup of the sundog which lasted about 3 minutes,wonderful colouring. Canon 300D 300mm lens

sun

Submitted by: Tony Travaglia at Fri Aug 11 19:21:01 2006 UTC

A large burnoff early in the morning caused this effect on the setting sun...as the smoke pall dispersed.Canon 300D 1000mm mirror lens

sun halo

Submitted by: Tony Travaglia at Fri Jul 28 16:03:01 2006 UTC

A false colour Infra-Red image of the sun's halo, this is a bit of experimentation using an IR filter on the sun. We have had many good halos this winter...Canon 300D and IR filter

clouds

Submitted by: Tony Travaglia at Wed May 31 04:36:01 2006 UTC

A wonderful colouration of the clouds, shortlived about 5 minutes, but very nice as the skies have been overcast for it seems like weeks. Canon 300D ISO 100 1/400 at f11

Lunar Occultation

Submitted by: Tony Travaglia at Mon May 15 04:59:01 2006 UTC

The Lunar Occultation of Antares taken through the scope just as Antares is disappearing behind the moon Canon 300D..ISO 200 1/30 sec

sunspots

Submitted by: Tony Travaglia at Fri Apr 28 04:42:01 2006 UTC

A new solar filter and a bit of fiddling with the image and the sunspots are well delineated. Canon 300D on 6 inch refractor.

clouds

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Fri Feb 24 21:45:01 2006 UTC

A beautiful display of irisation of the cirrus clouds, shortlived, 5 mins but very pretty.Canon 300D 200mm zoom ISO 100

Moon

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Sat Feb 11 19:53:01 2006 UTC

A picture of the moon emerging from surrounding cloud, lets us see the colours that surround it. The only enhancing of the image was to use auto levels.Canon 300D 300mm lens f8 at 1 sec exposure ISO 800

HALO

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Wed Jan 25 07:59:01 2006 UTC

A rather prominent halo,a cirrus cloud cover, surrounded the sun for about 2 hours.Canon 300D 10mm wide angle lens.

mammatus cloud

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Thu Jan 19 07:12:01 2006 UTC

This wonderful display of Mammatus Clouds lasted for around 3 hours, ever changing patterns. Canon 300D wide angle lens ISO 100 auto exposure

rays.

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Wed Jan 4 10:03:01 2006 UTC

This long anticrepuscular ray over the ocean was so long it did not fit into the coverage angle of the 10mm wideangle lens. Nice strong ray, lasted for 5 minutes. Canon 300D 10-22mm lens

rays

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Wed Jan 4 10:03:01 2006 UTC

The last picture of the display, which lasted about 10 minutes.

rays

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Wed Jan 4 10:03:01 2006 UTC

The most vivid display of anticrepuscular rays I have seen here. A brief thunderstorm preceeded the display, clearing the air. Canon 300D 10mm wide angle lens.

Crepuscular rays

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Fri Dec 23 20:38:01 2005 UTC

A colourful sunset and some rays make for a nice evenings sunset viewing after a couple of weeks of continuous cloud cover and rain.

Anticrepuscular rays

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Fri Dec 9 06:51:01 2005 UTC

Further to the first picture is this one of the anticrepuscular rays, very vivid and taken shortly after a brief shower of rain

Crepuscular rays

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Fri Dec 9 06:37:01 2005 UTC

An interesting sunset, colourful and plenty of rays,crepuscular. Canon 300D ISO100 1/30 sec at f8

Cloud

Submitted by: tony travaglia at Mon Nov 21 14:37:01 2005 UTC

The same cloud but taken minutes after it had formed, though from this vantage point it is inland about 2 miles. Canon 300D 10mm lens 1/500 @ f8 ISO 100

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