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Updated: 19 September 2017

Some selected planet images. Images prior to 2016 were taken with a Meade 8" LX200-ACF telescope. Images beginning in 2016 were taken with a Meade 12" LX600. Click a thumbnail to see a larger version.

Mercury Venus Mars
Jupiter Saturn Uranus
Neptune Pluto Asteroids, Dwarf Planets
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photo
22 June 2013
iPhone 4
afocal 364X
photo
13 May 2014
iPhone 5s (1721 frames stacked)
afocal 666X
photo
31 May 2013
iPhone 5s (518 frames stacked)
afocal 666X



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Transit of Mercury
9 May 2016
D7200 DSLR
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
photo
Transit of Mercury
9 May 2016
D7200 DSLR
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
photo
Transit of Mercury
9 May 2016
D7200 DSLR
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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Daytime Venus-Moon Conjunction
25 February 2012
D7000 DSLR
300mm lens
photo
25 February 2012
D7000 DSLR (735 frames stacked)
Prime Focus + 3X TeleXtender
photo
22 April 2012
D7000 DSLR (324 frames stacked)
Prime Focus + 3X TeleXtender



photo
2 May 2012
D7000 DSLR
Prime Focus
photo
11 May 2012
iPhone 4 (1358 frames stacked)
afocal 154X
photo
15 May 2012
iPhone 4 (931 frames stacked)
afocal 222X



photo
21 May 2012
iPhone 4 (1364 frames stacked)
afocal 154X
photo
22 May 2012
D7000 DSLR (732 frames stacked)
Prime Focus
photo
24 May 2012
D7000 DSLR
Prime Focus + 2X Barlow Lens



photo
25 May 2012
D7000 DSLR (753 frames stacked)
Prime Focus + 2X Barlow Lens
photo
27 May 2012
D7000 DSLR
Prime Focus + 2X Barlow Lens
photo
28 May 2012
D7000 DSLR
Prime Focus + 2X Barlow Lens



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29 May 2012
D7000 DSLR
Prime Focus + 2X Barlow Lens
 



photo
5 June 2012
Transit of Venus
D7000 DSLR
Prime Focus
photo
5 June 2012
Transit of Venus
D7000 DSLR
Prime Focus
photo
5 June 2012
Transit of Venus
D7000 DSLR
Prime Focus



photo
5 November 2013
D7000 DSLR
1/500sec, ISO 3200
Eyepiece Projection 222X
photo
3 December 2013
D7000 DSLR
1/60sec, ISO 1600
Eyepiece Projection 444X
photo
24 December 2013
D7000 DSLR (289 frames stacked)
1/1000sec, ISO 6400
Eyepiece Projection 444X



photo
31 December 2013
iPhone 5s (1112 frames stacked)
Afocal 444X + Orange Filter + Moon Filter
photo
7 January 2014
D7000 DSLR
1/1000sec, ISO 1250
Prime Focus + 2X PowerMate
photo
25 May 2015
D7200 DSLR (1836 frames stacked)
1/500, ISO 500
Prime Focus + 2X PowerMate



photo
3 July 2015
D7200 DSLR (939 frames stacked)
1/60sec, ISO 400
Eyepiece Projection 222X
photo
20 July 2015
iPhone 5s (1763 frames stacked)
Afocal 154X
photo
21 July 2015
D7200 DSLR (936 frames stacked)
1/400sec, ISO 400
Prime Focus + 2X PowerMate



photo
30 July 2015
D7200 DSLR (142 frames stacked)
1/400sec, ISO 400
Prime Focus + 2X PowerMate
photo
2 August 2015
iPhone 5s (1156 frames stacked)
Afocal 154X
photo
2 August 2015
D7200 DSLR (957 frames stacked)
1/400sec, ISO 400
Prime Focus + 2X PowerMate



photo
3 August 2015
iPhone 5s (1742 frames stacked)
Afocal 154X
photo
4 August 2015
iPhone 5s (1766 frames stacked)
Afocal 444X
photo
Greatest Eastern Elongation
12 January 2017
D7200 DSLR (1830 frames stacked)
1/800sec, ISO 200
Prime Focus + 2X PowerMate



photo
Venus-Neptune Conjunction 0.4°
12 January 2017
D7200 DSLR
Prime Focus
photo
4 February 2017
iPhone 6s Plus (913 frames stacked)
Afocal 542X
photo
24 February 2017
iPhone 6s Plus (372 frames stacked)
Afocal 542X



photo
6 March 2017
D7200 DSLR (615 frames stacked)
Eyepiece Projection 542X
photo
9 March 2017
D7200 DSLR (467 frames stacked)
Eyepiece Projection 542X
photo
10 March 2017
D7200 DSLR
FL 600mm lens



photo
14 March 2017
iPhone 6s Plus (456 frames stacked)
Afocal 271X
photo
16 March 2017
iPhone 6s Plus (277 frames stacked)
Afocal 271X
photo
19 March 2017
D7200 DSLR (468 frames stacked)
Eyepiece Projection 271X
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photo
4 March 2012
D7000 DSLR (927 frames stacked)
Eyepiece Projection 222X
photo
4 March 2012
iPhone 4 (1100 frames stacked)
afocal 666X + Moon Filter
photo
13 April 2014
iPhone 5s (1721 frames stacked)
afocal 666X



photo
20 April 2014
iPhone 5s (1709 frames stacked)
afocal 666X
photo
23 April 2014
iPhone 5s (1727 frames stacked)
afocal 666X
photo
2 May 2014
iPhone 5s (1721 frames stacked)
afocal 666X



photo
31 May 2014
iPhone 5s (3526 frames stacked)
afocal 666X
  photo
6 June 2014
iPhone 5s (124 frames stacked)
afocal 666X
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photo
Jupiter and Great Red Spot
2 November 2012
iPhone 4 (1458 frames stacked)
afocal 444X, Moon Filter
photo
Jupiter
5 November 2012
iPhone 4 (4346 frames stacked)
afocal 444X, Moon Filter
photo
Jupiter, Io, Shadow
7 December 2012
iPhone 4 (1467 frames stacked)
afocal 444X, Moon Filter



photo
Jupiter and Great Red Spot
19 January 2013
iPhone 4 (2158 frames stacked)
afocal 444X, Moon Filter
photo
Moon-Jupiter Conjunction
21 January 2013
D7000 DSLR
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
photo
Jupiter
6 February 2013
D7000 DSLR (1389 frames stacked)
Prime Focus + 3X TeleXtender



photo
Io Transit
23 February 2013
iPhone 4 (762 frames stacked)
Afocal 444X + Moon Filter
photo
Jupiter
25 February 2013
D7000 DSLR (1349 frames stacked)
Prime Focus + 2X Barlow Lens
photo
Jupiter, Great Red Spot, Galilean Moons
26 February 2013
D7000 DSLR (composite)
Prime Focus + 3X TeleXtender



photo
Jupiter, Great Red Spot
26 February 2013
D7000 DSLR (1223 frames stacked)
Prime Focus + 3X TeleXtender
photo
Jupiter, Great Red Spot
7 April 2014
iPhone 5s (1132 frames stacked)
Afocal 666X
photo
Jupiter
7 February 2015
D7000 DSLR (501 frames stacked)
Prime Focus + 2X PowerMate



photo
Jupiter & Galilean Moons
7 February 2015
D7000 DSLR
1/30sec, ISO 1000
Prime Focus + 2X PowerMate
photo
Jupiter & Io Shadow Transit
8 February 2015
D7000 DSLR (540 frames stacked)
1/200sec, ISO 1600
Prime Focus + 2X PowerMate
photo
Jupiter & Europa Shadow
17 February 2015
D7000 DSLR (1297 frames stacked)
1/100sec, ISO 4000
Eyepiece Projection 222X



photo
Io eclipses Ganymede
5 March 2015
D7000 DSLR
Prime Focus + 2X PowerMate
photo
Callisto eclipses Europa
15 March 2015
D7000 DSLR
Prime Focus + 3X TeleXtender
photo
Galilean Moons
23 March 2015
D7000 DSLR
Prime Focus + 3X TeleXtender



photo
Jupiter & Great Red Spot
23 March 2015
D7000 DSLR (934 frames stacked)
Prime Focus + 3X TeleXtender
photo
Ganymede eclipses Europa
23 March 2015
D7000 DSLR
Prime Focus + 3X TeleXtender
photo
Jupiter & Great Red Spot
28 April 2015
D7200 DSLR (stack of 3681 frames)
Prime Focus + 2X PowerMate



photo
Jupiter & Great Red Spot & 4 Moons
14 April 2017
D7200 DSLR
Eyepiece Projection 271X
photo
Jupiter
20 April 2017
D7200 DSLR (stack of 315 frames)
Eyepiece Projection 271X
photo
Jupiter & Great Red Spot
13 June 2017
D7200 DSLR (stack of 642 frames)
Prime Focus + 3X TeleNegative



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Jupiter
14 June 2017
D7200 DSLR (stack of 636 frames)
Eyepiece Projection 271X
 
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photo
iPhone 3GS
photo
iPhone 4
afocal 444X
photo
iPhone 4 (stack from video)
afocal 400X



photo
iPhone 4
afocal 364X
photo
Five Saturn Moons
24 May 2011
iPhone 4
afocal 222X
photo
14 March 2012
D7000 DSLR
Prime Focus + 3X TeleXtender



photo
22 April 2012
iPhone 4 (stack from video)
afocal 231X
photo
21 May 2012
iPhone 4 (1105 frames stacked)
afocal 444X
photo
14 June 2012
D7000 DSLR (stack of 954 frames)
1/30sec, ISO 3200
Eyepiece Projection 160X



photo
15 June 2012
Five Saturn Moons
D7000 DSLR
Hat Trick, ISO 3200
Eyepiece Projection 160X
photo
17 June 2012
iPhone 4 (stack of 2892 frames)
afocal 444X
photo
20 April 2013
iPhone 4 (stack of 1102 frames)
afocal 154X, Moon Filter



photo
20 April 2013
iPhone 4 (stack of 1105 frames)
afocal 222X, Moon Filter
photo
21 April 2013
D7000 DSLR (stack of 1049 frames)
1/30sec, ISO 6400
Eyepiece Projection 222X
photo
28 April 2013
iPhone 4 (stack of 2560 frames)
afocal 444X



photo
20 April 2014
iPhone 5s
Afocal 666X
photo
27 June 2014
iPhone 5s (stack)
Afocal 444X
photo
Moons
24 May 2015
D7200 DSLR
1 sec, ISO 12800
Prime Focus + 2x PowerMate



photo
24 May 2015
iPhone 5s (stack of 2366 frames)
Afocal 222X
photo
20 June 2015
D7200 DSLR (stack of 933 frames)
1/60sec, ISO 5000
Prime Focus + 2X PowerMate
photo
3 July 2016
ETX-125AT; iPhone 6s Plus (stack of 615 frames)
Afocal 219X



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Saturn
13 June 2017
D7200 DSLR (stack of 915 frames)
Prime Focus + 3X TeleNegative
 
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iPhone 4
afocal 666X
photo
Moons
17 January 2015
D7000 DSLR
20 seconds, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
photo
Venus (L) and Uranus (R) conjunction
4 March 2015
D7000 DSLR
1/10sec, ISO 3200
Prime Focus + 2X PowerMate



photo
Uranus moons
13 October 2015
D7200 DSLR
20 seconds ISO 6400
Prime Focus
photo
31 October 2015
iPhone 6s Plus (stack of 1844 frames)
Afocal 222X
photo
Uranus moons
18 October 2016
D7200 DSLR
10 seconds ISO 6400
Prime Focus



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Uranus moons
22 November 2016
D7200 DSLR
5 seconds ISO 5000
Prime Focus
 
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photo
30 October 2011
D7000 DSLR
1.8 seconds, ISO 5000
Prime Focus
photo
Moon Triton
13 October 2014
D7000 DSLR
10 seconds, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
photo
Moon Triton
13 & 14 October 2014
D7000 DSLR
10 seconds, ISO 6400
Prime Focus



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Neptune moon
18 October 2016
D7200 DSLR
10 seconds ISO 6400
Prime Focus
 
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photo
2 June 2011
D7000 DSLR
5 minutes, ISO 1600
Prime Focus
photo
15 & 17 June 2012
D7000 DSLR
1 minute, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
photo
15 & 17 June 2012
Animated version
D7000 DSLR
1 minute, ISO 6400
Prime Focus



photo
8 July 2015
D7200 DSLR
1 minute, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
  photo
7 & 8 July 2015
Animated version
D7200 DSLR
1 minute, ISO 6400
Prime Focus



photo
18 September 2017
D7200 DSLR
1 minute, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
  photo
17 & 18 September 2017
Animated version
D7200 DSLR
1 minute, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
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Asteroid 433 Eros
30 January 2012
D7000 DSLR
30 seconds, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
photo
Asteroid 4 Vesta
15 October 2012
D7000 DSLR
30 seconds, ISO 1600
Prime Focus
photo
Asteroid 1 Ceres
21 October 2012
D7000 DSLR
30 seconds, ISO 1600
Prime Focus



photo
Asteroid 2 Pallas
3 November 2012
D7000 DSLR
30 seconds, ISO 1600
Prime Focus
photo
Asteroid 4179 Toutatis
11 December 2012
D7000 DSLR
1 minute, ISO 1600
Prime Focus
photo
Asteroid 4179 Toutatis (animated)
11 December 2012
D7000 DSLR
10 seconds, 1 minute intervals, ISO 3200
Prime Focus



photo
Asteroid 4 Vesta (animated)
17 December 2012
D7000 DSLR
10 seconds, 15 minute intervals, ISO 3200
Prime Focus
photo
Asteroid 1 Ceres (animated)
17 December 2012
D7000 DSLR
10 seconds, 15 minute intervals, ISO 3200
Prime Focus
photo
Asteroid 2012 DA14 (animated)
15 February 2013
D7000 DSLR
1 minute, ~2 minute intervals, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer



photo
Dwarf Planet Makemake
13 March 2013
D7000 DSLR
10 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
photo
Dwarf Planet Makemake (animated)
13-14 March 2013
D7000 DSLR
10 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
photo
Dwarf Planet Haumea
10 April 2013
D7000 DSLR
10 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus



photo
Dwarf Planet Haumea (animated)
2-10 April 2013
D7000 DSLR
10 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
photo
Asteroid 1998 QE2
30 May 2013
D7000 DSLR
1 minute, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
photo
Asteroid 1998 QE2 (animated)
30 May 2013
D7000 DSLR
3 minute intervals, ISO 6400
Prime Focus



photo
Asteroid 1998 QE2
31 May 2013
D7000 DSLR
30 seconds, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
photo
Asteroid 1998 QE2 (animated)
31 May 2013
D7000 DSLR
1 minute intervals, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
photo
Asteroid 3 Juno
7 August 2013
D7000 DSLR
30 seconds, ISO 6400
Prime Focus



photo
Asteroid 3 Juno (animated)
7 August 2013
D7000 DSLR
30 minute intervals, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
photo
Asteroid 7 Iris
11 August 2013
D7000 DSLR
30 seconds, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
photo
Asteroid 7 Iris (animated)
11 August 2013
D7000 DSLR
30 minute interval, ISO 6400
Prime Focus



photo
Asteroid 324 Bamberga
10 September 2013
D7000 DSLR
30 seconds, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
photo
Asteroid 324 Bamberga (animated)
10 September 2013
D7000 DSLR
30 minute interval, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
photo
Asteroids Ceres and Vesta
29 June 2014
D7000 DSLR
30 seconds, ISO 1600
Prime Focus



photo
Asteroids Ceres and Vesta (animated)
29 June 2014
D7000 DSLR
30 seconds, 15 minute intervals, ISO 1600
Prime Focus
photo
Asteroids Ceres and Vesta
2 July 2014
D7000 DSLR
30 seconds, ISO 1600
Prime Focus
photo
Asteroids Ceres and Vesta (animated)
2 July 2014
D7000 DSLR
30 seconds, 15 minute intervals, ISO 1600
Prime Focus



photo
Asteroid 12 Victoria (animated)
10 September 2014
D7000 DSLR
30 seconds, 30 minute intervals, ISO 1600
Prime Focus
photo
Asteroid 6 Hebe (animated)
27 October 2014
D7000 DSLR
30 seconds, 30 minute intervals, ISO 2500
Prime Focus
photo
Asteroid 1 Ceres (animated)
3 August 2015
D7200 DSLR
10 seconds, 15 minute intervals, ISO 3200
Prime Focus + 2X PowerMate



photo
Asteroid 2015 TB145
30 October 2015
D7200 DSLR
20 seconds, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
photo
Asteroid 2015 TB145 (animated)
30 October 2015
D7200 DSLR
20 seconds, 1 minute intervals, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
photo
NEO Asteroid 2017 CS
28 May 2017
D7200 DSLR
1 minute, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer



  photo
NEO Asteroid 2017 CS
(animated 1 minute intervals)
1 June 2017
D7200 DSLR
10 seconds, ISO 12800
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
 
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