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Zuhair's Space Photos

Photos captured at Mirabella Observatory

Moon
First photo captured by the telescope
from Mirabella Observatory, May 31, 2003

On August 26th, 2004 at 11:00 P.M. we captured the above image of the moon using LPI

Moon
Captured Sept. 30, 2004 at 22:00, using LPI

Ring Nebula M57
Taken Sept.30, 2004 at 21:30, using CCD Pictor 216XT

Ring Nebula M57
Captured by Hubble Space Telescope.

Moon
Captured by LPI Oct.21, 2004

Saturn
Captured by Mead's Pictor Jan.13, 2005

Another photo of Saturn
Captured by ToUcam May 11, 2006

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Jupiter
Captured June 23, 2005 at 21:45 using Philips ToUcam Pro II video cam, at 15 frames/sec.
Above photo was reproduced by stacking 200 frames of video, using RegiStax software

Another photo of Jupiter

Photo captured May 4, 2006 by ToUcam Pro II, at 20 frames/second and then 400 frames were stacked.

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Hercules M13 Cluster Captured July 28, 2005 using Meade's Pictor

Discovered by the British astronomer Edmund Halley in 1714,
who later became Astronomer Royal in 1719,
and catalogued by Charles Messier in 1764.
Containing several hundreds of thousands of stars, it is considered
to be one of the finest clusters in the northern hemisphere.

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Mars

Photo captured October 27, 05, using Philips ToUcam Pro II video cam at 25 frames/sec.
Above photo was reproduced by stacking 760 frames of video.

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Above photos of Crescent Moon were captured
by Olympus Digital Camera, attached to the telescope, on June 2, 2006

Armstrong footprint and
the Apollo 11 lunar laser ranging retroreflector array,
studded with 100 mirrors pointing at Earth, on the moon
in the Sea of Tranquility, which is still running today

Neil Armstrong's words:

That's one step for a man, one giant leap for mankind

"The first object in the night sky most of us ever saw,
the Moon remains a mystery.
Haunted by poets, looked upon by youngsters in love,
studied intensely by astronomers for four centuries,
examined by geologists for the last 50 years,
walked upon by twelve humans,
this is Earth's satellite."

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