Saturn image by John Mahony
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Jupiter image by John Mahony
Photo By John Mahony
Photo By John Mahony
Cresent Moon
A crescent moon passes Jupiter at sunset.  This photo was deliberately overexposed to show "earthshine", which is sunlight that reflects from the sunlit side of the earth, to the moon, and back to the earth.  "Earthshine" lights up the dark portion of the moon just like moonlight lights up the dark side of the earth.  1 second exposure on Kodak Royal Gold 1000 film.  200mm f/3.5 telephoto lens with 2X converter, piggybacked on the 12" scope.
Comet 2001 Q4 (NEAT)
Comet 2001 Q4 (NEAT) made an appearance in May 2004, just visible to the naked eye.
This 60 second CCD image was taken through the 4" f/5 guidescope on the 12" scope.