Mr. Z's Astronomy Page:  WOW !


ABOVE:  Six separate photographs were combined with a computer to produce the final image of the corona of 1995 Oct 24. The special processing captures both bright and faint details and closely resembles the corona's appearance seen with the naked eye. (Compare to the previous image which is a conventional photograph.)

Totten's Trio of Totality
Pat Totten was determined to watch the eclipse and not get bogged down with photography.  She simply set her Nikon 6006 to auto-exposure mode and squeezed the cable release while enjoying the view. Total Solar Eclipse of 1999 Aug 11 (Lake Hazar, Turkey)  Photo 1999 by Pat Totten

Total Lunar Eclipse of 2000 Jan 20-21 (Dunkirk, Maryland) Photo 2000 by Fred Espenak The Moon was photographed every five minutes during the total lunar eclipse of 2000 Jan 20-21. Adobe ImageReady was used to combine the images into a time lapse movie of the eclipse. Note the changes in the Moon's color during totality. This is due to light variations in Earth's umbral shadow.     the most amazing pictures!
More Eclipse Images and Resources   Mr. Z says "You just cant believe these pictures"
See an Eclipse!   Mr. Z's Rating:  WOW!

 Moon phase animation:  courtesy Kansas City Museum and Don Moffat
                           It takes the moon 29.5 days to go through these phases
It takes the moon 29.5 days to go through these phases

Phases of the Moon     Coolest Animation with sound and video

WOW!  WOW!  Check Out all the Nifty Animations in Astronomy        WOW!   WOW!   

The Planets and their "Explorers"     ** AWESOME PICTURES! **
A Visual and Informative Encyclopedia on Celestial Bodies  More Awesome Pictures/Text
More Animations of Earth and Moon and More!
Pictures of Galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, super novae   Mr. Z's Rating:  WOW!
Heavans Above     (See Below)
If you're interested in satellites or astronomy, you've come to the right place! Their aim is to provide you with all the information you need to observe;
Mir and the International Space Station
the Space Shuttle
the dazzlingly bright flares from Iridium satellites
as well as a wealth of other spaceflight and astronomical information. Many people don't even realize that satellites can easily be seen with the naked eye. They not only provide the times of visibility, but also detailed star charts showing the satellite's track through the heavens. All their pages, including the graphics, are generated in real-time and customized for your location and time zone.   (see below)

and of course: