Member's Images

Venus Transit images/photo's are HERE


Jupiter - complete with Io transit - by David Mihalic.
Primary Instrument: 0.35 meter f/11 Schmidt-Cassegrain
Field of View: 13.1 × 8.8 arc-minutes
Camera Resolution: 2,184 × 1,472 pixels (binned 1×1)
3 minute LRGB exp.


Comet 213P/Van Ness,

0.5 meter f/6.8 Corrected Dall-Kirkham
Field of View: 37 × 37 arc-minutes
Location: Canary Islands



A new type II supernova discovered (5-31-2011) in the Whirlpool Galaxy (M51)

Below from David Mihalic

1 minute exposuer, 20" Dall-Kirkham scope  on Mt. Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands. (click for larger size)


These are by Phil Sherman - from his home in Cleveland Heights, OH -- (click for larger image)


SN 2011B captured by CVAS Member Dave Mihalic

This 13th magnitude SN in NGC 2655 (Camelopardalis), the 11th magnitude galaxy is plotted on Norton's Star Atlas.
Taken: 23-FEB-11 at 00:47:05 UTC
Location: Tenerife, Canary Islands
Scope: 14" SCT f/11
Camera: SBIG ST-10XME
Exposure: Luminance only,  60 sec.

Super Nova

Click on image for a larger size


Jupiter at opposition - from CVAS Member Aaron Worley
November 3rd. 2010 - Still no sign of the SEB!   And it looks like Red Jr is moving past the GRS without incident.
Specs:  18" reflector (masked down to 16.5"), 7,700mm fl, Skynyx mono camera, RGB filters, 1400 stacked frames for each channel.



Uranus with Moons - from CVAS member David Mihalic

10/14/2007 01:27 UTC
14" SCT
5" LRGB exposure with SBIG 10-XME CCD

    cropped - click on image for original




The Horsehead Nebula (Barnard 33) - from CVAS member David Mihalic

Taken on 13 Dec 2010 @ 23:53 UT with a A 20" f6.8 Corrected Dall-Kirkham telescope.
Approximately a 10" LRGB exposure using a FLI Proline09000 CCD




The Cygnus Wall - from  CVAS member Russ Swaney

This portion of NGC 7000, the North American Nebula, is known as the Cygnus Wall. When taking the whole of the nebula into account, the Cygnus Wall represents the Mexico and Central American components of the continent. Photographically it is clearly the most interesting region of the North American Nebula; a place where the crushing forces of gravity is creating new stars amid the highly contrasted regions of light and dark. Adjacent to the bright Wall can be seen the deep black Gulf of Mexico, its dark lanes and filamentary wisps composed of cold gas and dust; the ingredients of future stars. The Wall is actually an ionization front where UV light from hot, young stars is transforming the cold gas of interstellar space into the ghostly glow of ionized hydrogen that is so readily picked up with modern CCD cameras imaging through a narrowband H-alpha filter.

At a distance of about 1500 light years from Earth, the above view spans a distance of about 15 light years or approximately 90 trillion miles from left to right. That’s about 25,000 times the distance from the Sun to our recently demoted 9 th planet, Pluto!

(thank you to Dave Jurasevich for the above discription)

Field of View: 01°05’ x 00°47’

10" F4 Schmidt-Newtonian, QHY-9 camera, 7nm H-alpha filter, 10 x 6 minutes