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Photography

Updated: 1 May 2022

Some observatory photography. Click a thumbnail to see a larger version.

Observatory scenes Limiting Photographic Magnitude Most Distant Objects Photographed
Moon on Dome Planets on Dome Stars on Dome
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360° panorama

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Observatory
25 July 2009
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Mike and Observatory
18 August 2009
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Observing in Winter
4 March 2010



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Winter Observing
26 January 2011
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Cassiopeia and Kitt Peak Observatories
26 August 2009
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Kitt Peak National Observatory
(65 miles away)
30 May 2018



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SkyShed POD XL5 & PZT from Space
2021
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Observatory from House Roof
14 December 2011
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Observatory Interior Panorama
21 April 2011



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Milky Way over Observatory
4 June 2011
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Observatory Interior (fisheye lens)
2 June 2013
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Observatory Interior (fisheye lens)
14 June 2013



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Observatory Interior (fisheye lens)
14 June 2013
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Mt Lemmon Observatory
(11 miles away)
23 May 2015
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Mike and 12" LX600
19 February 2016



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Observatory Interior (fisheye lens)
19 February 2016
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Observatory Interior (fisheye lens)
19 February 2016
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Observatory and Moon
21 February 2016



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Mike observing with 12" LX600
21 February 2016
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POD Zenith Table (PZT, first one)
16 April 2016
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12" LX600 on Pier in Observatory
30 August 2016



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12" LX600 on Pier (fisheye lens)
24 April 2016
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Walking room around Pier (fisheye lens)
24 April 2016
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Super Moon lit observatory
13 November 2016



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Perseus & Pleiades over observatory
14 November 2016
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Milky Way & Observatory
16 June 2017
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Observatory from House Roof
28 September 2017



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Orion and Observatory
11 January 2018
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Zodiacal Light and Observatory
11 January 2018
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Cassiopeia rising over
Cassiopeia Observatory
7 September 2018
f/16, 30 seconds, ISO 3200
FL 24mm



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Cassiopeia Observatory
24 October 2018
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Cassiopeia Observatory
View from West
23 December 2019
8mm Fisheye lens
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Cassiopeia Observatory
View from South
23 December 2019
8mm Fisheye lens



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Cassiopeia Observatory
View from East
23 December 2019
8mm Fisheye lens
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POD Zenith Table (PZT, new one)
12 July 2020
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Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE
27 July 2020
D850 DSLR
FL 14mm UWA lens



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Observatory Interior
4 February 2021
8mm fisheye lens
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Dome Cover
31 August 2021

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Relaxing outside of observatory
29 April 2022

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Limiting Magnitude = +17.48
Double Cluster
16 November 2011
8" LX200-ACF + D7000 DSLR
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Limiting Magnitude = +19.2
Asteroid 117736 Sherrod
14 April 2018
12" LX600 + D850 DSLR
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Limiting Magnitude = +19.9
Asteroid 227310 Scottkardel
9 October 2021
12" LX600 + D850 DSLR
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Quasar 3C273 (also seen visually)
23 June 2019
Mag. +12.9, 2.5 Billion Lightyears
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Quasar CTA 102
29 September 2019
Mag. +14-17, 8 Billion Lightyears
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Twin Quasar
7 April 2019
Mag. +16.7, 8.7 Billion Lightyears
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Moon Projected on Dome
15 May 2011
D7000 DSLR
10 seconds, ISO 1000
18mm lens
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Mike, POD, & Moon
13 January 2014
D7000 DSLR
3 seconds, ISO 1600
8mm Fisheye lens
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Moon on POD Dome - East View
29 May 2015
D7200 DSLR
15 seconds, ISO 1600
8mm Fisheye lens



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Moon on POD Dome - West View
29 May 2015
D7200 DSLR
15 seconds, ISO 1600
8mm Fisheye lens
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Crescent Moon on POD Dome
20 July 2015
D7200 DSLR
20 seconds, ISO 2500
18mm lens
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Moon on POD Dome
19 November 2015
D7200 DSLR
20 seconds, ISO 1600
18mm lens



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Moon on POD Dome
9 October 2016
iPhone 6s Plus
NightCap Pro, wide-angle lens
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Moon on POD Dome
11 October 2016
iPhone 6s Plus
NightCap Pro, fisheye lens
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Moon on POD Dome
13 October 2016
iPhone 6s Plus
NightCap Pro, fisheye lens



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Moon on POD Dome
14 October 2016
D7200 DSLR
f/5, 10 seconds, ISO 1600
8mm Fisheye lens
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Moon on POD Dome
14 October 2016
D7200 DSLR
f/5, 10 seconds, ISO 1600
8mm Fisheye lens
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Moon on POD Dome
4 November 2016
D7200 DSLR
f/3.5, 30 seconds, ISO 1600
8mm Fisheye lens



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Mike with Moon on POD Dome
4 November 2016
D7200 DSLR
f/3.5, 30 seconds, ISO 1600
8mm Fisheye lens
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1st Quarter Moon on POD Dome
7 November 2016
D7200 DSLR
f/3.5, 30 seconds, ISO 1000
18mm lens
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1st Quarter Moon on POD Dome
7 November 2016
D7200 DSLR
f/3.5, 30 seconds, ISO 1000
8mm fisheye lens



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Super Moon on Dome
14 November 2016
D7200 DSLR
f/5.6, 10 seconds, ISO 1600
18mm lens
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Full Moon on Dome
10 April 2017
D7200 DSLR
f/11, 10 seconds, ISO 3200
18mm lens
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Moon on Dome & Cassiopeia
30 September 2017
D7200 DSLR
f/8, 20 seconds, ISO 1600
18mm lens



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Full Moon on Dome, Sirius, Canopus
1 March 2018
D850 DSLR
f/2.8, 1/2sec, ISO 6400
24mm lens
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Moon on Dome
23 May 2018
D850 DSLR
f/11, 20 seconds, ISO 1600
24mm lens
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Moon on Dome
28 May 2018
D850 DSLR
f/8, 10 seconds, ISO 1600
24mm lens



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Moon on Dome
28 June 2018
D850 DSLR
f/8, 15 seconds, ISO 6400
24mm lens
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Moon on Dome
19 December 2018
D850 DSLR
f/8, 10 seconds, ISO 3200
Focal Length 35mm
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Moon on Dome
13 October 2019
iPhone 11 Pro Max
Normal Lens, Night Mode



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Moon on Dome, Venus, & Mercury
8 February 2020
D850 DSLR
f/8, 15 seconds, ISO 1250
14mm UWA lens (crop)
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Moon on Dome, Venus, & ISS
8 February 2020
D850 DSLR
f/8, 30 seconds, ISO 800
14mm UWA lens (crop)
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Moon on Dome & ISS
3 June 2020
D850 DSLR
f/8, 30 seconds, ISO 500
14mm UWA lens



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Moon on Dome
3 June 2020
D850 DSLR
f/8, 30 seconds, ISO 800
14mm UWA lens
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Full Moon on Dome
29 November 2020
iPhone 11 Pro Max
Night Mode, 1X Lens
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Moon on Dome
12 November 2021
iPhone 13 Pro Max
Night Mode, 1X Lens



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Two Moons on Dome
17 March 2022
D850 DSLR
f/11, 30 seconds, ISO 2500
Binoviewers 94X
 
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Venus on POD Dome
29 October 2016
D7200 DSLR
f/3.5, 30 seconds, ISO 1600
18mm lens
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Saturn on POD Dome
1 November 2016
D7200 DSLR
f/3.5, 30 seconds, ISO 1600
18mm lens
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Mars on POD Dome
1 November 2016
D7200 DSLR
f/3.5, 30 seconds, ISO 1600
18mm lens



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Jupiter on Dome
12 April 2017
D7200 DSLR
f/3.5, 30 seconds, ISO 3200
18mm lens
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Venus on Dome
3 August 2018
D850 DSLR
f/1.4, 15 seconds, ISO 800
50mm lens
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Jupiter on Dome
3 August 2018
D850 DSLR
f/1.4, 15 seconds, ISO 800
50mm lens



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Saturn on Dome
3 August 2018
D850 DSLR
f/1.4, 15 seconds, ISO 1600
50mm lens
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Mars on Dome
3 August 2018
D850 DSLR
f/1.4, 15 seconds, ISO 1600
50mm lens
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Crescent Venus on Dome
12 May 2020
D850 DSLR
f/5.6, 20 seconds, ISO 6400
24mm lens



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Mars on Dome
4 October 2020
D850 DSLR
f/2.8, 10 seconds, ISO 5000
24mm lens
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Jupiter and Saturn on Dome
14 December 2020
D850 DSLR
f/2.8, 30 seconds, ISO 3200
24mm lens
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Pleiades on POD Dome
4 January 2021
D850 DSLR
f/2, 30 seconds, ISO 6400
50mm lens
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Sirius on POD Dome
1 March 2022
D850 DSLR
f/2.8, 30 seconds, ISO 800
50mm lens
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Canopus on POD Dome
6 March 2022
D850 DSLR
f/5.6, 30 seconds, ISO 8000
FL 45mm



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Castor on Dome
2 April 2022
D850 DSLR
f/5.0, 60 seconds, ISO 12800
26mm lens
 
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