March 30, 2004

The Pleiades.

April 11, 2002

Photograph taken at approximately 9:45 p.m. (sunset was around 8:25 p.m.).  Orion, Saturn, Mars, Pleiades & Venus.  Looking west.  Sigma 28 mm lens, with a 1.8 aperature.

February 16, 2002

Photograph of the constellation Orion (on left), part of Taurus (center), the planet Saturn (to the right of Taurus) and and the star cluster Pleiades (right).  Photograph details - three minute exposure using a motor driven equatorial mount.  Fuji Superia Xtra film - 800 speed.  Taken 15 miles north of Bismarck, ND.

January 6, 2002

Photograph at approximately 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 6, 2002, looking northwest.  This is my first attempt ever at photographing the night sky using a tripod with an equatorial mount and motor drive.  I did my best to make accurate descriptions of what is in the night sky.  Photo details: Fuji Superia 800 print film; 28 mm Pentax lens; 4.0 aperature; and three minute exposure.

December 1, 2001

The Big Dipper at approximately 6:30 p.m. on December 1, 2001.  Exposure time - approximately 1 minute at 2.8 aperature (50 mm lens with a 1.4 aperature).  Fuji Superia 800 Xtra film.  Taken with a "barn-door tracker."  Photo looking north - note the moonlight interference from the east.

November 17, 2001

The constellation Orion in the background.  The windmill is lit up by headlights on my vehicle.  I know that I have a lot of photographs of two windmills on this web site.  However, when you take photographs on the prairie, there are few items to use as foreground objects - some trees (mostly in planted shelterbelts), transmission towers, fences, buildings on the farm, some buttes, and that's about it.  Guess I could purchase a plastic deer or coyote and set it up somewhere to take photographs - not!

The constellation Cassiopeia almost directly overhead.

September 29, 2001

The constellation Orion at ~ 6:00 a.m. on September 30, 2001

The bright night sky the evening of September 29, 2001.  No, it's not daylight - note the stars!


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