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Photo of the Month for October, 2017

The August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

© 2017 Russ Ruggles

This is a stack of 8 images using my tired old Canon 450D set to 100 ISO and a full range of shutter durations to capture the prominence as well as the corona.

High Dynamic Range Stacking and processing. I hope to get more of the lunar surface detail and I explore blending multiple stacks.

. . . Russ        



All eclipse photos may all be viewed by clicking

HERE.






Activities for October, 2017



Monthly Meeting at Lowell Observatory
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Dr. Brent Archinal, USGS, CAS


Title: “How to Map the Solar System”

Dr. Archinal, from the USGS Astrogeology Science Center in Flagstaff, will cover the topic of planetary mapping. Included will be a brief general history of planetary mapping, NASA and other missions that have returned data from throughout the solar system, and the steps taken to turn such data into “maps” that consist of useful knowledge for exploration and science.

CAS Monthly Meetings and Astronomical Programs are held the Saturday closest to the Full Moon at the Mars Hill Campus of Lowell Observatory, Hendricks Center for Planetary Studies Auditorium (6:45 pm - 8:00 pm., unless otherwise noted) followed by refreshments, and informal discussion. Meetings are open free to the public.



Club Observing ( at Sunset )

Friday, Oct. 21, 2017 ( 5:46 pm )



Williams Public Viewing ( at Sunset )

Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 ( 5:39 pm )

Directions for Williams

Location: Glassburn Park - in the natural area west of Rod’s Steakhouse parking lot. Take I40 west. Exit 165 into Williams. The park is about 2-3 blocks after the hill, just past the edge of town on the right.












What's New in October, 2017



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All submitted eclipse photos may all be viewed by clicking HERE.




M45 the Pleiades

September 16 - 17, 2017

© 2017 Klaus Brasch


IC-5146, the Cocoon Nebula

October 13 - 17, 2017

© 2017 Klaus Brasch



Thanks to the unusually long stretch of fine weather and fair seeing, I have had fun imaging from my observatory the past couple of months. The appended images are as follows;

1. M45 the Pleiades, is a multi stack totaling about 40 minutes of exposure with the AP-155 Starfire Apo refractor at f/5.2, all taken with a modified Canon 6D and IDAS LPS-V4 filter, shooting at ISO 1600-6400.

2. IC-5146, the Cocoon Nebula was shot through my still new 12.5 - inch Plane Wave CDK at f/8. This is a stack of 8 x 5-7 minute exposure, also a modified Canon 6D and IDAS LPS-V4 filter, shooting at ISO 6400. This object is a frequently underappreciated, complex emission and reflection nebula about 3,000 LY away in Cygnus, with much detail and color.

. . . Klaus        




Photo of the Month for October, 2017

The August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

© 2017 Russ Ruggles



This is a stack of 8 images using my tired old Canon 450D set to 100 ISO and a full range of shutter durations to capture the prominence as well as the corona.

High Dynamic Range Stacking and processing. I hope to get more of the lunar surface detail and I explore blending multiple stacks.

. . . Russ        








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