Colors of the Moon – January 17, 2019

Posted in ASTRO on January 18, 2019 by maxpho

A colorful image of a quadrant of the Moon, showing different mineral concentrations at the lunar surface.

200mm F/5 Newtonian, 2X Barlow lens, ASI 1600MMC Pro, Baader RGB filters. 500 out of 1500 frames for each filter.

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The Arges in Winter – January 15, 2019

Posted in Plimbari on January 15, 2019 by maxpho

Some shots after a quick snowfall, on the shores of the Arges River.

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Arges River – January 13, 2019

Posted in Plimbari on January 13, 2019 by maxpho

A few quick shots while on a short walk on the shores of the Arges river.

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Comana Woods at -7 Celsius – January 12, 2019

Posted in Comana, Experimente, Plimbari on January 13, 2019 by maxpho

New photo gear and a nice cold evening in the Comana Woods.

Not many subjects to test the equipment, but some spectacular light and colors: the blue of the sky reflected by the snow, and the reddish cirrus clouds and tall grasses.

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Camera: Canon 6D

Lenses: Sigma Macro 50mm, Samyang 8mm F/3.5 fisheye, Canon 70-200mm L F/4.

A tripod was used for HRD shots.

Extreme Macrophotography – 2019

Posted in EXTREME macro on January 2, 2019 by maxpho

My work for 2019 in the field of extreme macrophotography is presented here. This post will be updated each time a new shot is created.

 

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Best of Maximus Photography 2018

Posted in ASTRO, Evenimente, EXTREME macro on December 31, 2018 by maxpho

Following are what I consider my best results in terms of Photography for 2018.

Some are high resolution images (lunar craters, insects at high magnification), some are colorful (nebulae, butterflies), and some present interesting events (like the International Space Station transiting the Moon or the Sun, or planet Mars at opposition, or my baby daughter Zara 🙂 ).

Hope to have a great 2019 too 🙂

Happy New Year!!!

 

Life:

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Astrophotography:

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Macrophotography:

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Comet Wirtanen – December 27, 2018

Posted in ASTRO on December 28, 2018 by maxpho

A new session with 46P/Wirtanen, this time under poorer skies compared to my last session from two nights ago. The comet was visible with the naked eye but much ore difficult.

The images show a slightly elongated coma, but no sign of tail. The Larson-Sekanina filter shows a hint of the tail observed on December 25 (towards lower right), but the poor transparency affected too much the data.

Equipment: TS 65Q APO F/6.5, ASI 1600MMC Pro, Baader RGB filters. Luminance: 6x180sec, RGB: 2X120sec each. Tracking using a 50mm finderscope and ASI174MM and PHD.

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Tracking the comet’s nucleus, and the LS filter result:

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And a detail showing some faint galaxies below the comet:

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