Astrophotography


ECLIPSES

Total Solar Eclipse: August 21, 2017

The observation was performed in Vienna, Illinois.
The observation equipment includes a Celestron Travel Scope 70 refractor (D = 70 mm, F = 400 mm) coupled with a Canon EOS 450D, and a Canon EOS 500D with Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens.

Total Lunar Eclipse: September 27, 2015

The two images below were taken in front of the Deering Library of Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.
Camera: Canon EOS 450D. Lens: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM.
 


 

Partial Lunar Eclipse: January 1, 2010

The observation was performed at the Hanggao Astronomical Observatory, Hangzhou High School. 
The imaging system includes a Celestron C8 Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube (D = 203.2 mm, F = 2032 mm at S-C focus) and a QHY8 APS COLOR camera with Peltier cooling. 

Total Solar Eclipse: July 22, 2009

The observation was performed in Anji, Zhejiang Province, China. There was almost no photography left because I was busy working on a gravitational lens experiment at that time. Below are some random pictures  during the partiality I found in my camera.
The images were taken by a Canon EOS 450D with Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens.

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse: February 9, 2009

The observation was performed at the Hanggao Astronomical Observatory, Hangzhou High School. 
I cannot recall exactly what facility I used. The camera is a QHY8 APS COLOR camera with Peltier cooling. 

"Hey, where are the photos for the other eclipses you went?"

Well, this is usually what happened on those days (shot on August 1, 2008 in Mazongshan, Gansu Province, China; Canon EOS 350D with Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens):
These days include (wish this list does not go longer anymore):
Partial Solar Eclipse: October 25, 2010 (Hangzhou, China)
Total Solar Eclipse: August 1, 2008 (Mazongshan, Gansu Province, China)

THE SOLAR SYSTEM

Sun, Prominences: March 17, 2010
Hydrogen Alpha Narrow Band

Sun, Prominences: April 18, 2011
Hydrogen Alpha Narrow Band

Sun, Sunspot 1190 and the Surrounding Chromosphere Features: April 18, 2011
Hydrogen Alpha Narrow Band and Continuum


Sun, Sunspot 1191 and the Surrounding Chromosphere Features: April 18, 2011
Hydrogen Alpha Narrow Band and Continuum

Moon, Waning Gibbous 66%: January 16, 2009

Moon, Waxing Crescent 27%: January 16, 2009

Venus, 52% Illuminated: January 12, 2009

Venus, 34% Illuminated: February 11, 2009

Venus, 26% Illuminated: February 20, 2009

Jupiter: October 20, 2009

Saturn: February 1, 2009

Saturn: April 10, 2009

 Saturn: May 22, 2010

 Comet C/2007 N3 (Lulin): February 1, 2009

DEEP SKY OBJECTS


 M1, The Crab Nebula: December 18, 2009

 M42, The Orion Nebula: January 30, 2010

 M81, Bode's Galaxy: January 30, 2010