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About elpajare

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  • Birthday 27/01/1952

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    Skywatcher 200/800 - f4

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    Atik Infinity color + ATIK Software
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  1. 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
  2. Messier 8 Lagoon nebula

    ha,ha.. exactly. Clear skies and hot nights.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. Messier 9 globular cluster

    M 9 is on the edge of a dark lane in the Milky Way, about 3° SE of the star Sabik (35 η Oph). At magnitude 7.7, this globular cluster can just be glimpsed in 10x50 binoculars under good conditions. Small telescopes show the central part of M 9; large amateur telescopes fully resolve it. SKYWATCHER 200/600 + INFINITY+ 10X10" stacking with Infinity software
  9. NGC 188: 6,8 billion years old

    I'm agree with you. We can make some beautiful thinks with low cost material helped with the digital methods of enhancing photography. No rules! Experiment freely with the technical possibilities of the 21st century!
  10. NGC 188: 6,8 billion years old

    Ben, in my opinion this scope performs enough well for Videoastronomy. Some minor retouching with Gimp or others and you can have good results. The price is very important too at time to make comparisons with other more expensive Ota. As always the choice of a telescope will depend on what we want to do with it. This tube, in my opinion, is good for photographing fields of stars with short exposures and a posterior treatment of the image to correct imperfections. It is part of the entertainment I do not know how he managed to do that guy but I would not dare and more seeing the result so little spectacular.
  11. NGC 188 is an open cluster in the constellation Cepheus. It was discovered by John Herschel in 1825. Unlike most open clusters that drift apart after a few million years because of the gravitational interaction of our Milky Waygalaxy, NGC 188 lies far above the plane of the galaxy and is one of the most ancient of open clusters known, at approximately 6.8 billion years old. NGC 188 is very close to the North Celestial Pole, under five degrees away, and in the constellation of Cepheus at an estimated 5,000 light years distance, this puts it slightly above the Milky Way's disc and further from the center of the galaxy than the Sun. (Wikipedia) BRESSER AR 102 ED + INFINITY + 10X10" stacked.
  12. NGC 40 a nice planetary nebula

    Thanks to all for comment and very nice sketch Moonshane. I used 15 expo. of 15seconds each one, stacked with the Infinity software.
  13. NGC 40 is composed of hot gas around a dying star. The central star has ejected its outer layer which has left behind a hot, white dwarf core with a surface temperature about 50,000 degrees Celsius; radiation from this star heats the outer layers to about 10,000 degrees. SKYWATCHER 8" f/4 15x10" + Infinity color
  14. NGC 6720/ MESSIER 57

    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.
  15. NGC 6720/ MESSIER 57

    Its a 200/800 skywatcher Black Diamond dual speed. Thanks for your comments!