Here you will find photos taken using the planetarium’s telescopes and cameras, as well as photos sent in by friends of the planetarium and observatory. You can view a full-size photo by clicking on the thumbnail, then download it by (under Windows, at least) right clicking on the photo and selecting “Save Image As…”
Partial eclipse – almost total
Totally eclipsed. The Moon glows red from the light of all the sunsets and sunrises all around the world.
Partial Solar Eclipse – October, 2014
We had telescopes out for the partial solar eclipse on October 23. There was a huge sunspot group – the largest in over 20 years – visible to the naked eye when viewed through safe solar glasses. You can see it in both photos below in good detail.
Comet Pan-STARRS – March, 2013
Here are photos, taken by friends on the planetarium email list, of the first comet of 2013. This first one was taken by Michael Rael, who works at Adams State University in computing services, on Tuesday, March 12.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 – The Venus Transit
Here are the 12 best photos (considering focus and framing) that ended up on the planetarium’s SD card. Notice: These are LARGE photos: 4272 x 2848 pixels! These were taken by me as well as visitors to the planetarium’s transit event.
Sunday, May 20, 2012 – Annular Solar Eclipse
I went to Albuquerque for the annular solar eclipse. I parked on the side of the frontage road along I-40 west of town. The location had a great view to the western horizon, and a lot of folks decided to take advantage of it. Here are some of the photos I took, including a view of the crowds around me and the view to the west.
Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 – The Moon