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About nandopg

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  1. M-1. The Crab

    Thank you Rodd, Have a good weekend, Fernando
  2. M-1. The Crab

    Hi Olly, Yes, I agree !! The problem is that this year The Crab already is gone. Early in the Summer all I have had here were rainny nights. I have to start imaging early in the morning in September, to be able to collect some narrow band subs. Best Regards, Fernando
  3. M-1. The Crab

    Wow Ragnar, that is amazing. The animation looks like an antenna with the lobes seen in 3D. Ten years!! I would like to have one or two more lives be able to do this kind of stuff. This image shows very well how the man is nothingness . Thank you and have a great day, Fernando
  4. M-1. The Crab

    Thank you very much, Fernando
  5. M-1. The Crab

    Thank you so much. I agree, it is very hard to get good round stars with a LX-200 @ f/10. By using a deconvolution algorithm developed inn Maple, I got there. Thanks again, Fernando
  6. M-1. The Crab

    This is the final image with 15 frames of 15 minute, taken with a LX200 10” f/10. I am happy by now as M-1 is already too low in my latitude for a new trying with a monochrome camera. Next year I am going to start earlier to be possible to capture narrow band subs to mix with the LRGB image.This is actually a Supernova remnant. It is 6500 light years distant from Earth, has apparent size 8' x 4' and magnitude 8.4. In the core of the nebula there is a rotating neutron star.The filaments in the nebula are moving outward at over 1000Km/sec. The image is not a big deal, but I hope you like
  7. NGC 5128 - Centaurus A in Close-up

    Thank you !! Regards, Fernando Thanks Dave !! Appreciate your comment. Fernando
  8. NGC5128 is a lenticular galaxy distant from Earth 14 million light years. Its apparent diameter is 25 x 20 arcminutes and its magnitude is 6.0 Image: Luminance: 24 x 10m 1x1 Blue: 24 x 5 m - 2x2 Red and Green: 20 x 5 m 2x2 Scope: RC-8" f/8 on NEQ-6 CCD: ST-8300M Guided: OAG Lumicon, Lodestar and PHD. Bias, Flats and Darks applied.
  9. Thank you so much Chris. Regards, Fernando
  10. Thanks!! Give it a try. Don't forget to let me know about the outcome of your job. Have a good one!! Fernando Thank you Alan. As for the HDR program it is the Photomatix Tone Mapping PRO. It is a wonderful program for HDR and tone mapping. I use this same program for tone mapping in my solar images. Best Regards, Fernando
  11. M-64: The Black Eye Galaxy

    Thanks Barry !! I would like to be in the northern hemisphere to be better off in terms of object's elevation and catch some more details in the spirals. Here the maximum elevation of M-64 is 45 Deg Best Regards, Fernando
  12. Thanks again!! As for the order of the masters, you are right: ha, o3 and s2, from top to bottom, Best Regards, Fernando
  13. Thanks for the appreciation. You are a great person. Sure, I just could not uploaded them in the same scale as the original, due to their size Thank you very much for the kind comment.
  14. M-64: The Black Eye Galaxy

    Hi Wim, Thanks a lot for the kind words. It iis very nice to have an observatory in home. All I have to do is climbing a small stair to reach my true world. Then, is just travel here and there. Regards, Fernando Thank you !! Fernando Thank you. If I am able inspiring someone with something that I love to do, I feel really happy and honored. Thanks to provide this nice felling with me. Give a try on M-64, sure enough you will get a countless of new details. It is a shame, however, that M-64 will be visible for you only in the New Year. Best Regards, Fernando Thanks Oly, I loved your comment. Best Regards, Fernando
  15. Dear Sean, Thank you so much for the kind comment and remarks. My workflow at the observatory, calls always to do the capture in one filter, then another one , and so on. I found this process always better as it accounts for any slight difference focus wise. In my oppinion, this is particularlly the best way to go for captures of objects that pass too low, as in the case of M-27, that transists in 44 degrees of elevation. For you have an idea I had to capture more than three times the number of subs used, in order to have a clean image. What I mean is that anything targeting the reduction of image distortions should be implemented. Even with all of this care, It took almost 2 weeks to have a reasonable quality and quantity of subs to assembly the image. This extended period of time also happened because of the available window for imaging. Dear Friend, I am very happy you have liked. Thanks for the kind comment, Fernando Hi Oly, I agree, some good care should be taken in processing time. Thanks for your appreciation. Fernando I agree , that is a trend. I always like to come back to my images searching for some type of new information.. To me this is very pleasurable. Thnaks for the nice comment!! Fernando Thank you, your comment has been highly appreciated. Fernando That is a nice piece of information. I will regard it in a next capture with objects with outer halo Thank you, Fernando