1350-2 - April 17/18, 2001 aurora, taken from home in Alberta. looking south. Part of a series taken looking same direction as substorm hit and subsided, from Image #2 to #15, on Roll #1. (Roll #2 was second camera shooting Provia 100F with 28mm lens and 18mm lens.) All images in this series (#1-02 thru 15) processed in Photoshop with nearly identical enhancements to contrast and colour. Brightness toned down for longer overexposed shots (early ones).
1350-16 - Comet Holmes, 17P, taken Nov 1, 2007 on excellent night. Taken with A&M 105mm apo refractor at f/5 with Borg 0.85x compressor/field flattener on SkyWatcher HEQ5 mount. Canon 20Da camera at ISO400. Composite of 4 min, 2min, 1min, 30sec, 15sec, and 7 sec exposures, each exposure being a stack of 3 to 4 identical exposures. Registered and stacked in Photoshop (HDR mode did not produce usable result, so manually composited with sucessively smaller masks to reveal short exposure content around nucleus. Contrast exaggerated with Curves to bring out very faint tail structure. North up, so tail to the S and SW.Nucleus is dot at upper left of inner coma, other star in inner coma at right is a field star
857-15523 - Cindy Fairchild, of Aurora, Colo., prays below a six-foot cross in honor of Columbine shooter Dylan Klebold at Robert F. Clement Park in Littleton. Fifteen identical crosses were planted on a hill in the park, one for each victim of the shootings at Columbine High, including shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold.