Astrophotography

Occultation of Aldebaran by Moon

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  • Date: 09/01/2017
  • Place: Bangalore
  • Event: Occultation of Aldebaran by Moon
  • Camera: Canon 500D
  • Type: Prime Focus Photography
  • Telescope: Celestron 6″SE Computerized Telescope
  • F-ratio: f/10
  • Focal Length: 1500mm
  • Description: Three photos taken at different time combined in one frame to give the full prespective of the event.

 

Transit of Mercury – 2016

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Test 1

Test 3

  • Date: 09/05/2016
  • Place: Bangalore
  • Event: Transit of Mercury – 2016
  • Camera: Canon 500D
  • Type: Prime Focus Photography with Badder Solar Filter
  • Telescope: Celestron 6″SE Computerized Telescope
  • F-ratio: f/10
  • Focal Length: 1500mm
  • Description: A group of 10 people witnessed the majestic tiny black dot on Sun!

Moon and Aldebaran (Rohini Nakshatra)

Moon and Aldebaran sparkling

  • Date: 14/03/2016
  • Place: Bangalore
  • Event: Aldebaran Occultation (not seen from Bangalore)
  • Camera: Canon 500D
  • Type: Prime Focus Photography
  • Telescope: Celestron 6″SE Computerized Telescope

Grandeur of Moon 

Moon

  • Date: 25/12/2015
  • Place: Bangalore
  • Event: Full Moon
  • Camera: Canon 500D
  • Type: Prime Focus Photography
  • Telescope: Celestron 6″SE Computerized Telescope

Moon on eclipse day

Moon

  • Date: 04/04/2015
  • Place: Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Bangalore (Kiran’s Home)
  • Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
  • Camera: Canon 500D
  • Type: Prime Focus Photography
  • Telescope: Celestron 6″SE Computerized Telescope
  • F-ratio: f/10
  • Focal Length: 1500mm
  • Description: We were unable to see the 21st centuries shortest total lunar eclipse because of cloud.  Moon smiled at us behind the cloud after 2 hours of eclipse.  Finally we captured him through our lens.

H-alpha Sun!

Sun

  • Date: 04/04/2015
  • Place: Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Bangalore (Kiran’s Home)
  • Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
  • Camera: Canon 500D
  • Type: Prime Focus Photography
  • Telescope: Celestron 6″SE Computerized Telescope
  • F-ratio: f/10
  • Focal Length: 1500mm
  • Description: This is not a photograph of Sun through H-alpha filter!!  This is a view of Sun through telescope during its final touch down at the horizon on 4th April.  It was a hide and seek game between Sun and Cloud!  But still we got the best shot!!

Venus and Moon

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  • Date: 08/10/2013
  • Place: Bangalore (My Home)
  • Event: Conjunction of Moon and Venus
  • Camera: Canon 500D
  • Type: Fixed Tripod Photograph
  • Description: Bright object is Venus and the above star belongs to Scorpius constellation.  Conjunction – When two solar system objects (planets or planets with Moon) seen  together after sun set.

Moon Tracking!

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  • Date: 6/7 Feb, 2013
  • Place: Mandya, Karnataka
  • Camera: Canon 500D
  • Telescope Owner: Kiran M.
  • Description: Celestron 6″ SE Computerized Telescope tracking Moon.

Orion Constellation and Nebula

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  • Date: 12/13 Jan, 2013
  • Place: BAS Star Party, Yelagiri, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Camera: Canon 500D
  • Focal Length: 18mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Aperture: 3.5
  • Exposure: 30 Seconds
  • Type: Fixed Tripod Wide Angel Photography.

Star Trail (Canis Major)

@BAS Star Party, Yelagiri, TN
  • Date: 12/13 Jan, 2013
  • Place: BAS Star Party, Yelagiri, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Camera: Canon 500D, 18-55mm IS Lens.
  • ISO: 400
  • Aperture:3.5
  • Exposure: 30second X 60sub
  • Type: Fixed Tripod Photography
  • Software: Startrail, Photoshop.
  • Description: Camera was pointed towards the Canis Major constellation. And 60 photos are taken with each snaps of 30 second exposure throughout  30 minutes, without disturbing the position of the camera.  Later all the photos were stacked each other by using startrail software and edited in Photoshop.

Saptharushi Mandala (Big Dipper or Ursa Major)

Saptharushi Mandala, @BAS Star Party, Yelagiri TN

  • Date: 12/13 Jan, 2013
  • Place: BAS Star Party at Yelagiri, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Camera: Canon 500D
  • Focal Lenght: 18mm
  • Exposure: 1 minute
  • ISO: 400
  • Aperture: 3.5
  • Set Up: Manual Barn Door Tracker
  • Type: Tracked Photography by using Barn Door.
  • Description: Blue lines are drawn just to show the Constellation Big Dipper (Saptharushi Mandala)

Sky @ Yelagiri

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  • Date: 12/13 Jan, 2013
  • Place: BAS Star Party, Yelagiri, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Camera: Canon 500D
  • Focal Length: 18mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Aperture: 3.5
  • Exposure: 122 Seconds
  • Set Up: Barn Door Tracker
  • Description: It is first test shot taken at star party.  You can see observations of other people through telescops.  Red lights which are used to read star maps are highleted in this photo.

Transit of Venus

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  • Date: 6 June, 2012
  • Place: Jnana Bharathi Campus, Bangalore University, Bangalore
  • Description:  Once in a life time event -Transit of Venus was witnessed from Physics Department, Bangalore University.

Beautiful Planet Saturn!

Saturn

  • Date: 31-03-2012
  • Place: Bangalore (My Home)
  • Camera: Canon 500D
  • Telescope: Celestron 6″SE Computerized Telescope
  • Type: Prime Focus Photography

Conjunction of Venus, Moon and Jupiter

Venus, Moon and Jupiter

  • Date: 26-03-2012
  • Place: Sanky Tank, Bangalore
  • Camera: Canon 500D, 18-55mm IS Lnes.
  • Type: Fixed Tripod Photography

Jupiter and it’s moon!

Jupiter and its moons

  • Date: 05-03-2012
  • Place: Bangalore (My Home)
  • Camera: Canon 500D
  • Telescope: Celestron 6″ SE, Computerized Telescope
  • Type: Prime Focus Photography
  • Description: Jupiter and it’s Four Moons.

Conjunction of Moon and Venus

Moon and Venus

  • Camera: Canon 500D, 18-55mm IS Lens.
  • Type: Fixed Tripod Photography

The Moon

The Moon

  • Camera Used: Canon 500D
  • Telescope: Celestron 6″ SE Computerized Telescope.
  • Type: Prime Focus Photography

Lunar Eclipse

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  • Date: 16 Jun, 2011
  • Place: Bangalore (My Home)
  • Camera: Canon 500D
  • Type: A-focal Photography by Using 10×50 Olympus Binocular
  • Description: It was a Partial Lunar Eclipse from Bangalore, but washed out due to cloud.  I got only one shot of moon behind the cloud before eclipse began!

Star Trail (Orion)

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  • Date: 21/22 Jan, 2011
  • Place: Agumbe, Chikkamangaluru, Karnataka
  • Camera: Canon 500D
  • Type: Fixed Tripod Photography
  • Description: Due to fog long exposure was affected.

Pleiades Cluster (M 45) 

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  • Date: 8 Jan, 2011
  • Place: Bangalore (My Home)
  • Camera: Canon 500D, 18-55mm IS Lens
  • ISO: 800
  • Aperture: 3.5
  • Type: Fixed Tripod Photography

Annular Solar Eclipse

Annular Solar Eclipse 2010

  • Date: 15 Jan, 2010
  • Place: Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Camera: Sony Cybershot (Normal Point and Shoot Camera)
  • Telescope: IIA’s 4″ Newtonian Reflector Telescope
  • Set Up: Sun Image was produced through the telescope
  • Description:  This is the longest Annular Solar Eclipse of 21st century! With a Annular time of 11 min at Rameshwaram, India.  And we were fortunate to have clear sky at Rameshwaram, and had spectacular view of eclipse, an unforgettable memory of my life. Some of the phases of eclipse have been captured by using our simple set up and a normal point and shoot digital camera.

Sun Image Method During ASE 2010

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  • Date: 15 Jan, 2010
  • This is our method of producing sun image, which we used during ASE 2010.

ASE Camp @ Rameshwaram

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  • Date: 15 Jan, 2010
  • Event: Annular Solar Eclipse (ASC) 2010.
  • Place: Swamy Vivekananda Memorial Hall, Pamban, Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Description:  This is our eclipse camp.  We were joined by IIT Madras Astronomy club as well as locals.

Total Solar Eclipse 2009!

  • Date: 22 July, 2009
  • Place: Dibrugarh, Assam, India
  • Description: This is the longest Total Solar Eclipse of this century.  The eclipse started at Surath in India, and ended in Chaina.  From bangalore we were 8 people went to Dibrugarh city to witness the 4 minute totality.  Unfortunately it was a cloudy on 22 July.  We were unable to see the eclipse.  One of our friend Sunil Gobbannavar had taken this video during totality time.  It is the only video which we brought from our first eclipse visit!  We had traveled totally 3500km to witness the eclipse! But we were unable to even spot Sun during day time because of cloud!  The journey of 3500km by train was an unforgettable life time experience.  In the video during the totality time you can here the screaming sound of birds.  Thanks to Sunil Gobbannavar for this video.

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