Recent Sky Events


Photographer: Sagar Gokhale
Location: New English School, Tilak Road, Pune, India
Date: 10 December 2011; 6.14 to 9.40 pm
Camera: Nicon D3000; Lens: AF-S Nikkor 18-55 mm 1:3.5-5.6G ISO - 200; Focal length: 24 mm; F 4.5 Exposure for each image range from 1/100 to 1 sec
Total Lunar Eclipse observed from Pune, India Stacked 44 images, clicked with the duration of 5 minutes


Photographer: Parimal Dave
Location: Pune City, INDIA
Date: 10th Dec 2011, 12:30 UT to 17:30 UT
Equipment: 4” Celestron telescope
Observation by - Parimal Dave & my wife Ketaki Dave - both Life members of JVP - oldest amateur astronomers association in Pune INDIA since 1995. Photography Location - From my residence at Aundh, Anand Park, Pune - 411007 Photography Equipment used - Canon 550D digital SLR camera attached to a 4 inch Celestron F/13 computerized telescope at Prime focus. Exposure time – ISO 400/800. Different exposures from 2 seconds, 6 sec, 8 sec, 10 sec & at Totality 25 seconds. Long exposures were possible as the telescope was tracking the moon continuously for approx 3 hours. Composite Image of the Moon passing through the Earth’s shadow created using Photoshop CS5.