Selected Images From The Observatory


Orion (with bonus airplane streak)

Taken by Caleb Rice and Jason Best on February 24, 2009

Canon EOS 20D SLR digital camera

1 image processed


Moon and Saturn During Lunar Eclipse

Taken by Kristin Oswald in Martinsburg, WV on February 20, 2008

Canon Digital Rebel XTi SLR digital camera

1 image processed


Comet Holmes

Taken by Jason Best and Sara Maene on November 7, 2007

Celestron C8 Deluxe telescope and Canon EOS 20D SLR digital camera

1 image processed


Moon - Astro 1 Fall 2007

Taken by Kristin Oswald, Samantha Cronk, Jennifer Ferenz, and Jason Best on September 20, 2007

Celestron C8 Deluxe telescope and Canon Digital Rebel XTi SLR digital camera

1 image processed


Big Dipper over Erma Ora Byrd Hall

Taken by Jason Best on September 17, 2007

Canon EOS 20D SLR digital camera, tripod mounted

15 second exposure, processed


Crescent Venus

Taken by Jason Best on July 8, 2007

Meade LX200GPS telescope and Meade LPI camera

298 images stacked and processed


Big Dipper

Taken by Jason Best and Sara Maene on July 23, 2006

Canon EOS 20D SLR digital camera, tripod mounted

15 second exposure, processed


LX200GPS FIRST LIGHT - Jupiter

Taken by Jason Best, Wayne Bennett, and David Thomas (graduate astronomy course) on July 17, 2006

Meade LX200GPS telescope and Meade LPI camera

100 images stacked and processed


Sun at Solar Minimum

Taken by Elijah Tice, Justin Ellis, and Jason Best on March 30, 2006

Celestron C8 telescope and Canon EOS 20D SLR digital camera


Mars Stack

Taken by Tara Roberts and Jason Best on October 30, 2005

Celestron C8 telescope and Meade LPI camera

48 images stacked and processed


Moon Mosaic

Taken by Tara Roberts and Jason Best on September 11, 2005

Celestron C8 telescope and Canon EOS 20D SLR digital camera