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elpajare

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About elpajare

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    Skywatcher 200/800 - f4

    Skywatcher 80/400 - f5

    Atik Infinity color + ATIK Software
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    Begur - Spain
  1. I think the difference is on the scope aperture and camera type. My scope is a Newton 8" f/4 and Infinity is a specialized camera with a very good software with which it is possible to control live view in detail.
  2. Its a 200/800 skywatcher Black Diamond dual speed. Thanks for your comments!
  3. This spring nebula has always reminded me of a slice of an exotic fruit in a soda to help pass the thirst during the coming summer. As an appetizer..... Shot with a newton f/4 + Infinity at 15 expo./ 12seconds each.
  4. Very good job. Thanks for your time and effort.
  5. NGC 5576 is the brightest and largest of a trio of galaxies that includes NGC 5577 and NGC 5574. NGC 5576 is an E2 elliptical with a bright halo containing a circular core and a stellar nucleus. NGC 5574 is a 13th magnitude galaxy and a small satellite of NGC 5576. NGC 5574 is a S0 barred spiral. It has a moderately faint halo containing a very faint stellar nucleus. NGC 5577, the faintest member of the galaxy trio, is a Sb barred spiral. It is highly elongated with a diffuse streak along the center of its major axis. NGC 5577 is flanked by a 14th magnitude star 30 arc seconds to the northwest. (SkySafari) NGC 5576 and others /GX / VIRGO / EXPO=15X15" /FWHM =3,6 / ALTIT= 36º / Moon=0 SW reflector f/4+ Infinity
  6. So I know the two uses the same chip: ICX 825 In my opinion is a very good chip for video astronomy. Software makes the difference and is your choice.
  7. Its a pity that it is in the southern hemisphere. Thanks for the info and the shots.
  8. Thanks for sharing. Very nice captures.
  9. ha,ha,.. yes its a good comparison. More close to an object very well known. This is a planetary that can be shooted with a 15" exposition without burn his nucleus. The faint halo is very nice. Thanks for your comments.
  10. The nebula itself is formed by the outer layers of gas shrugged off by the central star. The star's nuclear fuel almost exhausted, it is cooling and shrinking - entering the white dwarf phase of its life. The curved tendrils of emission reaching out from the body of the nebula have a shape reminiscent of the arms of of a spiral galaxy. Old astronomers, if they could seen this object, maybe could had been mistaken NGC 4361/ PN/ CORVUS / EXPO=15X15"/ FWHM=3,4/ ALTIT= 23º/ MOON=0
  11. Thanks for your comments, Star101.
  12. NGC 4567 and NGC 4568 (nicknamed the Siamese Twins or the Butterfly Galaxies) are a set of unbarred spiral galaxies about 60 million light-years away in the constellation Virgo. They were both discovered by William Herschel in 1784. They are part of the Virgo cluster of galaxies. Only one supernova (SN 2004cc) has been observed in the Siamese Twins. These galaxies are in the process of colliding and merging with each other, as studies of their distributions of neutral and molecular hydrogen show, with the highest star formation activity in the part where they overlap. However the system is still in an early phase of interaction. ( Wikipedia) 10x 15" exposure. Stacked with Infinity software.
  13. Many thanks for your work, Chris.
  14. In an 8-inch telescope, the cluster is fully resolved. It is a glittering ball of stars with an extremely bright, rich, elongated core measuring 1.1' in diameter, and surrounded by an 18'-diameter halo of pinpoint stars NGC 5272 M 3/ GC / CANES VENATICI / EXPO=15X5"/ FWHM=7,6 / ALTIT=37º/ MOON=0 / WIND! Reflector f4+ Infinity
  15. Good work. Shadow of planet is very nice.