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About elpajare

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    Skywatcher 200/800 - f4

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  1. elpajare

    Caldwell 58

    Guauuu! Really has improved a lot. I'll have to try to match the result with Startools or go to Photoshop. Thank you!
  2. elpajare

    Caldwell 58

    Thank you both for your kind comments on C 58 Caldwell 58 is NGC 2360! There is indeed an error in the Skysafari information on this object and I have not reviewed it, I have made a copy-paste. Maybe in a next edition they will correct it. I use Startools to edit my photos and I do not know any special option of this program to increase the color except to increase the saturation. I think I'll have to settle for the current colors .. If you want to try the retouching of this photo with Photoshop and share the result could be very interesting ..
  3. elpajare

    Caldwell 58

    Caroline Herschel discovered this cluster on February 26, 1783, and included it in her list as No. 2. This cluster was her first original discovery of a deepsky object. Her brother William included it in his catalog as H VII.12. This attractive cluster is bright, large, rich, and moderately compressed with at least a hundred 10.5 to 13th magnitude stars visible in a 12' area. It has a total visual magnitude of 7.2. The western half is more star-rich and concentrated than the eastern half, in which are several conspicuous star-vacancies. To the south the cluster merges gradually into the Milky Way background, but on the north a long meandering star chain extends NE and then curves north. NGC 2362 lies some 6150 light years away. (Skysafari) TSOPTICS + RISINGTECH IMX178 10X20" +DFC+Risintech software
  4. elpajare

    Asteroid Eros - Black Eye Galaxy

    I like the capture of the asteroid. It is not easy and the result is very good, congratulations
  5. elpajare

    IC 2163+NGC 2207 IAG CANIS MAJOR

    Thanks Robert..
  6. The largest galaxy in the image on the right is NGC 2207 and the smallest on the left is IC 2163. Strong tidal forces of IC 2163 have distorted the shape by throwing the stars and gas into long ribbons stretching out one hundred thousand light years towards the right edge of the image. NGC 2207 and IC 2163 are a pair of spiral galaxies interacting about 80 million light-years away in the constellation Canis Major. Both galaxies were discovered by John Herschel in 1835. SKW Quattro+Risingcam IMX224 15x18" +Dark field correct.+Risingtech software
  7. elpajare

    Nebula's and Galaxies 23/05/2018

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

    m65/66, ngc2903

    Im a Infinity user too. Good shots Maybe not overstressing the histogram would avoid these overexposed areas
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. elpajare

    M87 + plasma jet

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

    Messier 102 + IMX287

    Thanks to all for your kind comments!
  14. 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
  15. 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

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