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By Joaquim Q
Hi, i..m on Stargazers Lounge for long time ago, but now i have a new scope at last!!! The scope is a Skywatcher classic200p dobsonian, and i received it just one month ago. I.m really happy with it. For now, i.m using the stock eyepieces that come with the scope, a 25mm and 10mm super plossl 52. Yesterday i was received a Celestron Omni barlow, and that expands my magnification range. I posted some pics with my set.
Congratulations to Stargazers lounge team, this is one of the best sites to learn about astronomy and equipment.
Besf regards to everybody
By Cosmic Geoff
Having seen another forum member's deep sky experiment with the ASI120MC camera, I tried the experiment myself.
Here are e1e2 Lyrae, the Cat's Eye planetary nebula, NGC6210 and NGC6572 all imaged with a C8 SE and the ASI120MC. The planetary inages are single image captures, while the double-double is processed from a short video stream.
I also tried M57, and while I could see it in purplish colour at an exposure of 8 secs, I could not get the Sharpcap live stacking to work.
From an EAA point of view, this camera and planetaries are a definite hit, as the camera and laptop show them better than the eyepiece, and in colour.
PK (Perek-Kohoutek) 164+31.1 is a planetary nebula in the constellation Lynx. It is also known as Jones-Emberson 1. The nebula is some 1600 light years from us.
This is Ha plus LRGB captured over several nights from the DSW facility in New Mexico on the Tak 106/QSI683 rig
Luminance: 18x900" bin 1x1 Red: 14x900" bin 1x1 Green: 17x900" bin 1x1 Blue: 16x900" bin 1x1 Ha 5nm: 13x1800" bin 1x1 Another object I think I will revisit in my Esprit 120.
By Jose Rodrigues
On saturday, I sent stargazing with my girlfriend at a friend's place. The sky is not too bad, but unfortunately there still is some light pollution in direction of the south.
I was looking at NGC246 (In Cetus constellation, which was still south-east) when I asked them if they would "allow" me to sketch it. They did.
Here is the result:
I'm not really satisfied since the "right" extensions are not it the right place. I mean, the fourth star should be in the center of the "spikes" and not on the border. Better luck next time.