January 27, 2008

Illusive Mercury at Elongation Over Spain

Perhaps the least observed planet is Mercury by virtue of the fact it never strays very much away from the Sun, thus making this planet a difficult object to observe. TWAN member Juan Carlos Casado's photo of fleeting Mercury during March/2000 is showcased today as NASA's AstroPhoto of the Day (click here). This difficult imaging project depicts the apparent motion of Mercury across the western horizon with the sun ten degrees below the horizon.

Congratulations for such a fine image of a difficult object!

January 19, 2008

A medieval castle under the starry night

Congratulations to TWAN member Per-Magnus Heden for his wonderful photo of a medieval castle under the clear and starry skies of his native Sweden presented as today's NASA AstroPhoto of the Day. The careful observer will note in P-M's photo the stunning Pleiades (M45) open star cluster as well as Comet 17P/Holmes which has graced northern skies the past few months.

January 4, 2008

Champs-Elysées .... and the night sky

Congratulations to TWAN member Laurent Laveder who was honored with the appearance of some of his latest work in a Canon exhibit and advertisement on the Champs-Elysées.

More specifically, some of Laurent's creative photos involving his two daughters and the rising moon were on display as a collage in support of Canon's digital equipment and which was used by Laurent to obtain his impressive photos. For a glimpse of the various sequences, click here.

To visit Laurent's gallery, click here.