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About elpajare

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    Skywatcher 200/800 - f4

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  1. elpajare

    Nebula's and Galaxies 23/05/2018

    Amazing results with only 8 seconds of exposure. Some post processing?
  2. elpajare

    m65/66, ngc2903

    I only act with the Histogram. I move the Black bar to the right next to before the signal starts and then I move the White bar of the Histogram to the right or left until I see the object without overexposure, usually just when the visible signal starts with intensity in the graph. The central bar tried not to touch it. Then I save the photo and adjust it in detail later in a PC program. I leave all other settings by default. And I do not exceed 15 "of exposure in these bright galaxies, do not worry if the photo does not look very good on the screen with subsequent corrections will improve a lot. I have an 8 "Newton too. As a program of retouching the photos I use the one that Mac has by default: iPhoto It is a personal opinion anyway.....
  3. elpajare

    m65/66, ngc2903

    Im a Infinity user too. Good shots Maybe not overstressing the histogram would avoid these overexposed areas
  4. NGC 5634 is the only globular cluster in Virgo. The cluster has a faint, unresolved halo around a weakly concentrated center. In larger telescopes this globular cluster appears fairly bright, but its granular 3 arc minute halo remains unresolved, even around its periphery. It is concentrated with a small, somewhat brighter core. NGC 5634 CEG VIRGO Expo=40X5" Alt=33º Moon=0% Histog.Peak=40% MeteoBlue Seeing= 5-5 SKW Quattro+IMX287
  5. elpajare

    Astronomy heaven plus a black eye

    Nice trip through the night sky and good images. I would highlight NGC 4725 And a personal opnion on the globular clusters and the NRTV, if we lower the exposure to much so as not to burn the nucleus we lose many weak stars and the clusters remain as crowded.
  6. elpajare

    M87 + plasma jet

    It looks like a plasma jet, it's lucky to have been able to capture it live. Congratulations
  7. elpajare

    Messier 102 + IMX287

    Thanks to all for your kind comments!
  8. elpajare

    Messier 102 + IMX287

    Owen Gingerich has suggested NGC 5866/Messier 102 as a worthy object with which to fill this blank in Messier's catalogue. This galaxy appears to closely match both Mechain's object description in the 1781 printed version of the Messier Catalog of 1781, and the object position listed by Charles Messier in his hand-written notes. This is a picture with the new IMX287 at only 2" of exposure M 102 SPINDLE GX DRACO Expo=10X2" Altit= 40º Moon=0% Histog.Peak =22% MeteoBlue Seeing= 3-1 SKW Quattro f/4+Risingtech IMX287
  9. elpajare

    NGC 7635 the Bubble nebula

    NGC 7635 is about 11,000 light years away. The "bubble" in NGC 7635 is about 10 light years across. It was created by a fierce stellar wind from the hot, young, massive central star, which has blasted out the structure of glowing gas against denser material in a surrounding molecular cloud. The nebula is being energized by the hot central star, causing it to glow. SKYWATCHER 200/800+ Infinity+ Infinity software 10x25" stack
  10. elpajare

    Messier 8 Lagoon nebula

    ha,ha.. exactly. Clear skies and hot nights.
  11. elpajare

    Messier 8 Lagoon nebula

    The Lagoon Nebula (catalogued as Messier 8 or M8, NGC 6523, Sharpless 25, RCW 146, and Gum 72) is a giant interstellar cloud in the constellation Sagittarius. It is classified as an emission nebula and as an H II region. The Lagoon Nebula was discovered by Giovanni Hodierna before 1654[4] and is one of only two star-forming nebulae faintly visible to the eye from mid-northern latitudes. Seen with binoculars, it appears as a distinct ovalcloudlike patch with a definite core. In the foreground is the open cluster NGC 6530. SKYWATCHER 200/800+Infinity +Infinity software 10x20" stack
  12. M 20 is easily spotted in binoculars as an ellipse of haze. Viewed through a small telescope, the Trifid Nebula is a perennial favorite of amateur astronomers. M 20 is situated roughly 2 degrees northwest of the larger Lagoon Nebula (M 8), and even closer to the open cluster M 21; these objects form a nice target for wide field photographs. BRESSER A102+ Mallincam AG1.2c+Mallincamsky+ UV/IR filter. Moon at 65% 10x15" stacked. Gain max.
  13. elpajare

    M 17 and NGC 6618 open cluster

    haha.. the idea was to show the open cluster, not the nebula. But you are right in your comment.
  14. In a small telescope, M 17 rivals the Orion Nebula (M 42) in splendor. The core of the nebula is a checkmark, the bar of which extends 12' ESE-WNW. The check projects SSW from the WNW end of the bar. Fainter nebulosity loops west from the check, enclosing a dark mass popularly called the Fish's Mouth. The involved cluster (NGC 6618) is poorly concentrated, its stars spread over a 25' area. BRESSER AR102+ MALLINCAM AG1.2C+MallincamSky+ UV/IR filter. Moon at 55% 10x10" stack
  15. elpajare

    Messier 18

    Messier 18 is situated between the Omega Nebula (M 17) and the Sagittarius Star Cloud (M 24). It is an irregular group of 30 stars of 9th magnitude and fainter in an area 9' across. The stars are surrounded by faint nebulosity that could not have been detected by Messier's modest instruments. BRESSER AR-104+ Mallincam AG1.2c + Mallincamsky 10x10" Gain maximum.

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