Latest shots from my experiments in photographing the night sky. No telescope, just my Digital SLR camera and a tripod. Click on the images to see larger versions.
Jupiter and its 4 largest moons – Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto.
Nikon D7000, 18-200mm lens, ISO 1000, f/5.6, 0.25 second exposure.
The Orion Nebula (M42).
Nikon D7000, 18-200mm lens, ISO 6400, f/5.6, 2.5 second exposure.
Pleiades star cluster.
Nikon D7000, 35mm lens, ISO 3200, f/1.8, 5 second exposure.
Night sky. Pointed the lens straight up, did a long exposure, wanted to see how many stars I could get in the image.
Nikon D7000, 35mm lens, ISO 800, f/1.8, 30 second exposure.
Just a camera, a zoom lens, and a tripod. I’m pretty happy with the result. Exposure 1/2500 at f / 5.6, ISO 1250, Nikon D7000 with Nikon 18-200mm zoom lens.
I think this is one of the coolest things about the internet. You can browse through the latest images sent by NASA / JPL’s Cassini spacecraft as it orbits Saturn, and in some cases you may be looking at them before they’re processed and made available to researchers. This link shows you the latest 500 images. See space exploration as it happens.
Some images from the raw feed:
NASA TV has a live video feed from the International Space Station that you can stream to your computer. I set it up to display in a window on my desktop. Beautiful.
NASA TV Link – http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/iss_ustream.html
UStream link (higher quality video) – http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-iss-stream