Mixed Astronomical Pictures 2015

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"Save the Earth... it's the only planet with chocolate"


"Astronomical Backyard Imaging" with camera & tripod from my garden; inner city conditions.
Some well known constellations (red), more or less covered by trees, some more or less well known stars (green)
and "chief planet" Jupiter (blue); (December 12, 2015; 04:04 a.m.; UTC); no annotation: 900x600; 3000x2000
camera: Nikon D7100; ISO 3200; T=15s; optics: Sigma zoom (f=10-20mm) f=10mm; F/7.1


"Green Flash" as seen from cruise ship AIDAluna, North Atlantic Ocean (October 12, 2015; 10:17 p.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; ISO 500; T=1/2,500s; optics: Sigma zoom (f=18-250mm) f=250mm; F/20


Moon, Jupiter & Venus with skyline of New York City (Financial District; One World Trade Center, ...)
as seen from cruise ship AIDAluna while heading Pier 88 midtown Manhattan (October 10, 2015; 10:30 a.m.; UT); annotated
camera: Nikon D7100; ISO 4,000; T=1/50s; optics: Nikkor zoom (f=18-200mm) f=18mm; F/5


Setting Sun with two 22° sundogs; Hudson river; Pier 88; NYC (September 26, 2015)


Earthshine Moon "all in one" photo comparison (September 9, 2015)
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; location: Bremen, North-Germany


Moon (September 9, 2015; 03:40 a.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; ISO 2,000; T=1/125s; location: Bremen, North-Germany


Earthshine Moon (September 9, 2015; 03:36 a.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; ISO 4,000; T=1/4s; location: Bremen, North-Germany


"Observing the Universe"; 1500x1000
Edewecht, close to Oldenburg, North-Germany (August 22, 2015; 10:33 p.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; ISO 4,000; T=15s; optics: Sigma zoom (f=10-20mm) f=10mm; F/5.6


"Observing the Universe"; 1500x1000
Edewecht, close to Oldenburg, North-Germany (August 22, 2015; 10:39 p.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; ISO 4,000; T=15s; optics: Sigma zoom (f=10-20mm) f=10mm; F/5.6


Observing open star cluster M45 (Pleiades) with Meade 152/750mm refractor telescope; 1500x1000
Edewecht, close to Oldenburg, North-Germany (August 22, 2015; 10:52 p.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; ISO 4,000; T=15s; optics: Sigma zoom (f=10-20mm) f=15mm; F/5.6


Observing double star cluster "h and chi" Persei with Meade 152/750mm refractor telescope; 1500x1000
Edewecht, close to Oldenburg, North-Germany (August 22, 2015; 11:05 p.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; ISO 4,000; T=15s; optics: Sigma zoom (f=10-20mm) f=15mm; F/5.6


Moon (August 9, 2015; 02:27 a.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; ISO 1,600; T=1/200s; location: Bremen, North-Germany


ISS & summer triangle above my garden, Bremen-Oslebshausen (August 8, 2015; 08:15 p.m.; UTC); annotated
camera: Nikon D7100; ISO 800; T=20s; optics: Nikon zoom (f=18-200mm) f=18mm; F/13


Moon (August 4, 2015; 11:28 p.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; ISO 1,250; T=1/250s; location: Bremen, North-Germany


Moon (August 4, 2015; 00:45 a.m.; UT); hazy conditions
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; ISO 1,250; T=1/250s; location: Bremen, North-Germany


Moon (August 2, 2015; 11:50 p.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; ISO 1,000; T=1/320s; location: Bremen, North-Germany


Moon (August 1, 2015; 11:53 p.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; ISO 500; T=1/250s; location: Bremen, North-Germany


Venus (Aphrodite)  & Jupiter (Zeus), western horizon ~ 70 minutes after sunset
Bremen-Gröpelingen, North-Germany (July 1, 2015; 09:01 p.m.; UT); central area; central area annotated
camera: Nikon D7100; ISO 1,600; T=1/4s; optics: Nikkor zoom (f=18-200mm) f=38mm; F/7.1


"Alexander von Humboldt 1" (IMO 8626886) with Venus & Jupiter, Europahafen, Bremen-Überseestadt (June 30, 2015; 08:55 p.m.; UT)
On June, 30 2015 Venus & Jupiter were in the closest angular distance situation during 2015 conjunction; 2000x1450; 2000x1450 annotated
camera: Nikon D7100; ISO 1,600; T=1/10s; optics: Nikkor zoom (f=18-200mm) f=22mm; F/8


Venus (Aphrodite) & Jupiter (Zeus), western horizon ~ 1 hour 20 minutes after sunset
Bremen-Industriehäfen, North-Germany (June 29, 2015; 09:12 p.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; ISO 2,500; T=1/8s; optics: Nikkor zoom (f=18-200mm) f=56mm; F/7.1


Venus (Aphrodite) & Jupiter (Zeus), western horizon ~ 1 hour 25 minutes after sunset
Bremen-Industriehäfen, North-Germany (June 29, 2015; 09:15 p.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; ISO 3,200; T=1/8s; optics: Nikkor zoom (f=18-200mm) f=62mm; F/7.1


Venus, Jupiter & Moon, western horizon ~ 1 hour 30 minutes after sunset; hazy conditions
Bremen-Blockland, North-Germany (June 20, 2015; 09:21 p.m.; UT); 1800 x 1200
camera: Nikon D7100; ISO 3,200; T=0.67s; optics: Sigma zoom (f=18-250mm) f=75mm; F/8


Venus, Jupiter & Moon, western horizon ~ 1 hour after sunset; hazy conditions
Bremen-Blockland, North-Germany (June 20, 2015; 08:49 p.m.; UT); 1800 x 1200; 1800 x 1200 annotated
camera: Nikon D7100; ISO 2,500; T=1/8s; optics: Sigma zoom (f=18-250mm) f=52mm; F/9


Moon (June 7, 2015; 01:08 a.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; ISO 1,000; T=1/250s; location: Bremen, North-Germany


Moon (May 28, 2015; 08:36 p.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; ISO 1,000; T=1/250s; location: Bremen, North-Germany


Moon (April 24, 2015; 01:27 a.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=250mm (Sigma zoom 18-250mm); F/10; ISO 1,250; T=1/250s; location: CS AIDAvita, north-atlantic ocean


Moon (March 24, 2015; 06:27 p.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; ISO 1,250; T=1/125s; location: Bremen, North-Germany


"Venus & Moon", western horizon ~ 35 minutes after sunset
Jeebel / Sudweyhe, North-Germany (March 22, 2015; 06:32 p.m.; UT); 1500 x 1500
camera: Nikon D7100; ISO 1,600; T=1s; optics: Sigma zoom (f=18-250mm) f=130mm; F/10

Special: "Partial Solar Eclipse" (March 20, 2015)


Testing the imaging setup from the upcoming solar eclipse, dated March 20, 2015 (March 11, 2015; 01:16 p.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; ISO 400; T=1/200s; turbulent air; on eclipse day the Nikon D7000 was in use
optics: Sigma Zoom (f=18-250mm; here: f=250mm); F/16; filter: Baader "AstroSolar" Safety Film


Moon (March 13, 2015; 04:34 a.m.; UT); turbulent air
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; ISO 1,000; T=1/125s; location: Bremen, North-Germany


Full Moon; Cheers! (March 5, 2015; 08:47 p.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; ISO 400; T=1/250s; location: Bremen, North-Germany


Moon (March 4, 2015; 11:13 p.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; ISO 500; T=1/250s; location: Bremen, North-Germany


Moon (March 3, 2015; 10:11 p.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; ISO 500; T=1/200s; location: Bremen, North-Germany


Moon (February 27, 2015; 05:58 p.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; ISO 640; T=1/160s; location: Bremen, North-Germany


Moon (February 27, 2015; 08:43 p.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; ISO 640; T=1/160s; location: Bremen, North-Germany


Southern region of Moon (February 24, 2015; 06:13 p.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; ISO 800; T=1/125s; location: Bremen, North-Germany


Moon (February 24, 2015; 06:13 p.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; ISO 800; T=1/125s; location: Bremen, North-Germany


Moon (February 23, 2015; 06:33 p.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; ISO 1,000; T=1/125s; location: Bremen, North-Germany


Moon (February 23, 2015; 05:46 p.m.; UT); moderate hazy
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; ISO 1,000; T=1/125s; location: Bremen, North-Germany


"Venus (Aphrodite) & Mars (Ares)", western horizon ~ 55 minutes after sunset
Bremen-Überseestadt, North-Germany (February 18, 2015; 06:00 p.m.; UT); annotated
camera: Nikon D7000; ISO 800; T=6s; optics: Sigma zoom (f=18-250mm) f=32mm; F/8


Moon (February 8, 2015; 02:26 a.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; ISO 800; T=1/250s; location: Bremen, North-Germany


Moon (February 7, 2015; 02:03 a.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; ISO 800; T=1/250s; location: Bremen, North-Germany


Moon (February 6, 2015; 00:34 a.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; ISO 640; T=1/250s; location: Bremen, North-Germany


Moon (February 4, 2015; 08:01 p.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; ISO 500; T=1/250s; location: Bremen, North-Germany


Moon (February 3, 2015; 00:16 a.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; ISO 400; T=1/250s; location: Bremen, North-Germany


"Super Bowl Moon" (February 1, 2015; 11:01 p.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; ISO 500; T=1/250s; location: Bremen, North-Germany


Moon (January 28, 2015; 08:59 p.m.; UT); same image as below, but "contrast 20" with GIMP.
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; ISO 640; T=1/200s; location: Bremen, North-Germany


Moon (January 28, 2015; 08:59 p.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; ISO 640; T=1/200s; location: Bremen, North-Germany


Moon (January 27, 2015; 05:13 p.m.; UT); same image as below, but "contrast 15" with GIMP.
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; ISO 800; T=1/200s; location: Bremen, North-Germany


Moon (January 27, 2015; 05:13 p.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; ISO 800; T=1/200s; location: Bremen, North-Germany


Moon (January 26, 2015; 06:32 p.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; ISO 800; T=1/160s; location: Bremen, North-Germany


Moon (January 24, 2015; 05:42 p.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; ISO 1,250; T=1/160s; location: Bremen, North-Germany


"Venus (Aphrodite, left) & Mercury (Hermes, right) in harmony", western horizon ~ 25 minutes after sunset
Waterfront-Center, Bremen, North-Germany (January 17, 2015; 04:44 p.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; ISO 1,250; T=1s; optics: Sigma zoom (f=18-250mm) f=75mm; F/10


"Venus (left) & Mercury (right) in harmony", Waterfront-Center, Bremen, North-Germany (January 17, 2015; 04:30 p.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; ISO 1,250; T=0.5s; optics: Sigma zoom (f=18-250mm) f=75mm; F/10


"Venus (left) & Mercury (right) in harmony", Bremen-Blockland, North-Germany (January 16, 2015; 04:47 p.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; ISO 1,250; T=2s; optics: Sigma zoom (f=18-250mm) f=90mm; F/7.1


Moon (January 11, 2015; 05:09 a.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; ISO 1,000; T=1/200s; location: Bremen, North-Germany


Full Moon (January 5, 2015; 01:39 a.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; ISO 320; T=1/320s; location: Bremen, North-Germany


Moon (January 3, 2015; 11:43 p.m.; UT)
camera: Nikon D7100; optics: f=1,000mm; F/10; ISO 320; T=1/250s; location: Bremen, North-Germany

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