Foto de la semana - Picture of the week

This is the archive of all my POWs

Este es el archivo de mis fotos de la semana

This is my latest picture or the one I think may be interesting to see

Esta es la última foto o la que que considero puede ser interesante ver

 

 

French Camp 2016

Jun 7 -10

 

Along with 5 fellow astronomers set the equipment at the Rainwater Observatory at French Camp, MS

We had hot days and cooler nights and seeing improved each day.

 

 

This is how the setup looked (the white plastic cover is protecting a USB3 connector from dew)

I was barely able to defeat dew and had to set the heater at almost maximum power to protect the equipment,

 the tarp were the scope is placed helped too, one of my peers had to stop his session

as his equipment was dripping water that could get to the electronics and cameras.

 

And now what you came to see...

 

Mars!

 

This image was taken on 06-07 the worst seeing conditions of the whole week, but was the best I could get from the red colored robot inhabited planet.

 

 

 

Saturn!

This is the real image I got, when I published it in Facebook it got size distorted and the color red shifted - bummer!

 

 

 

Jupiter and Io transit

 

 

 

 

M13, my favorite star cluster located on the constellation Hercules.

 

About 300,000 stars!

 

 

M4 on Scorpius

More than 20,000 stars!

 

 

 

M51 on Canes Venatici

 

 

 

 

 

 

04/09/2016

Sunspot 2529

In preparation for the Mercury transit I have been working with solar imaging

These are today's results

 

Conditions were not the best today, but got two good images of the Sun in H-Alpha

 

 

Lunar X

On March 15 2016 we had another visible Lunar X

I got several images of the X before it was fully visible, after that we had an impromptu star party in the neighborhood and I didn't take any more images.

 

 

 

Here it is...

 

 

And a third image of a feature I've never see before and I named the Lunar Crab

 

 

New mount - New Image of Orion Nebula

On December 2015 I got an offer that could not let go: an almost new Orion Atlas EQ-G mount for a very good price...

After some learning curve I finally was able to do some Guided imaging, guess what was my target? Yes, you got it Orion Nebula

Below a series of images taken at different exposures, only one frame of each

 

 

25 seconds

 

 

30 seconds

 

 

60 seconds

 

 

And the extreme test! 300 seconds

 

 

Venus, Mars and Jupiter in cojunction (with Mercury photobombing)

 

On Oct 20 I captured the conjuction of Venus, Jupiter and Mars from the window in my kictchen. In this image I didn't capture Mercury that was low on the horizon and blocked by the trees. Mars even when visible was not captured on this image as it was too close to Júpiter

The magnitudes (brightness) of each of the bodies were:

Mars: +1.7

Jupiter: -1.8

Venus: -4.4

Wich means Mars was 275 times dimmer than Venus!

 

 

Oct 21 I tried again with my phone and my DSLR camera here are the results

 

With my phone

and the DSLR camera

On this image we have 4 of the 6 planets! if you don't see them roll the mouse over the image.

 

Also took a zoomed image of Mercury that I have never imaged before...

 

 

 

 

Lunar Eclipse Sep 27 2015

On sep 27 2015 there was a Lunar Eclipse that matched what is called a "Supermoon" (a full moon that happens when the moon is closest to the earth).

The Memphis Astronomical Society set a public obvserving session, I was able to show the moon in the Telescope and at the same time capture some images, unfortunately it was mostly cloudy during the event.

 

19:30 Full Moon

 

 

20:49 well into the Umbra

 

 

 

 

 

21:55 about to leave the totality, and yes the little white dot is a star HIP1545 a magnitude 3 star located in Piscium, this image is really noisy, the camera did a good job on imaging the full moon, but rendered a lot of noise whe the exposure was increased to capture the totality, if you cannot find the star here is a tip: 4 o'clock, if you still caný find it, move the mouse over the image.

 

 

Sunspot AR-2414

After a long period of no imaging here are my lastest images of the SUN and AR2414

Even when I took images in white light, the images were too simple and without detail, probably because the conditions were not the best.

 

            

  NASA (SOHO) Image                                                                                             My Image

 

 

Now in Hydrogen-Alpha

 

Click on my Image to see the full resolution image

 

 

The Area of AR2414 at 2 times the size

 

And even with a Powermate 5X!

And yes, there is an artifact caused by a small piece of dust on the camera

 

 

Now, a look at the upcoming AR2415

 

 

Comet Lovejoy

Jan 17 2015 captured from the Burton's Suger Farm

 

 

This is a stack of 6 images at ISO 6400, 10 seconds each, Canon T3 prime focus on Celestron C8

No tail was detected either visually or with the camera.

 

 

 

Then switched targets but it was too late clouds were rolling and the wind picked up

Just had time for this 60 second image of M42 and M43 (Orion Neblula)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUNSPOT 2192

 

On Oct 19 I captured a quick photo of the whole disk with the Suspot 2192 appearing on the Limb

 

The seeing was not very good as it was late afternoon I only captured one image @ISO100 and 1/500 sec on Prime focus on the 66mm refractor

 

 

And in H-Alpha with ISO 1600 @1/2000 + 2X-Barlow on the Coronado PST, but the image does not do show all the details that I saw on the eyepiece.

 

 

 

 

First M57 image

M57 (Messier object 57) or the Ring Nebula has been one of my favorite targets for visual observing.

On September 23-26 I trabelled to Rainwater Observatory and even with some technical difficulties I was able to get a decent image of the object.

This image is a stack of the best 12 of 20 images of 30 seconds each, Prime Focus on Celestron C8, Camera Canon T3, LXD-75 Mount.

 

 

 

 

M57 is a planetary nebula, a star with a size not enough to become a Supernova but as its fuel burns up will expand and send away layers of its atmosphere that later glow in beautiful colors.

 

 

 

 

Jul 26 2014 - SUNSPOT 2121

 

SOHO                                                                                                                                Own Image (Click to see at fill size)

 

 

 

The three groups in the same frame (Barlow 3x)

 

 

A More detailed view

 

 

 

In H-Alpha

And yes, that is a prominence at the limb on the bottom left

I did image the promineces, but did'n realize I overexposed them until it was too late and the images were useless

 

 

 

 

And the whole disk in H-Alpha

 

And now with Prominences

I did image the promineces, but did'n realize I overexposed them until it was too late and the images were not the best

I tried a tecnique that worked (i think well) and allowed me to show the prominences...

What do you think?

 

 

 

 

 

Attempts during Mars opposition

 

This year's Mars opposition is the closest in a few years, so I have decided to image it with the new cameras

Esta oposición de marte es una de las más cercanas en algunos años así que decidí tratar de capturarlo con las nuevas cámaras

 

On April 9 (one day after opposition I went out and started with the Moon, to get the fluids going)

El 9 de Abril (un día después de la oposición) saqué el equipo y para ir calentando los motores, comencé con la Luna,

 

Copernicus  (Center, 56Mi Diameter), Reinhold (South, 29Mi diameter) and Eratostenes ( Northeast)35 Mi Diameter)

Cráteres Copérnico (Centro, 95Km Diámetro), Reinhold (Sur, 49Km Diámetro) y Eratóstenes (Nor-Oeste, 60Km Diámetro)

The mountain chain  to the northwest is called Montes Carpatus that have a height of 7300ft, the smooth area northwest is to the South of Mare Imbrium.

La cadena montañosa a el nor-oeste del creter Copérnico es llamada Motes Carpatus y tiene una altura de 2400m, el área plana al norte de las montañas es el sur del Mar Imbrio

 

 

Next Target: Jupiter

Proximo blanco: Júpiter

 

The atmospheric conditions were not the best (bad seeing) and imaging the planets was a challege.

Las condiciones atmosféricas no eran las mejores y obtener imágenes de los planetas fué todo un reto.

 

Jupiter with two moons:  Ganymede (right) and Io left and yes, you can hint the GRS was on!

Jupiter con dos Lunas Ganímedes a la derecha e Io a la izquierda, y sí se puede intuír que la GMR era visible!

 

And... A little bit closer

Y... Un poco más cerca...

 

To watch this image I would suggest to get away from the screen and you will see details pop, including the GRS

Para mirar esta imagen sugiero separarse del monotor y los detalles aparecerán, incluyendo la GMR

 

And Mars? you ask...

Y marte? preguntan...

 

Conditions after many attempts allowed me to just obatin this image

Las condiciones sólo me permitieron luego de muchos intentos lograr esta imagen.

 

 

You can see the frozen pole and some other feautures, but relly not much and yes those two filaments are processing artifacts

Se puede apreciar el polo congelado y algunas otras características y si los dos filamentos son efectos residuales del procesamiento.

 

 

Addendum...

Addenda...

 

It seems my monitor is uncalibrated and the images had a greenish tint, my Firend Antonio Ballesteros (who works for the biggest observatory in Venezuela) sent me some tips and corrected images.

Al parecer mi monitor está descalibrado y todas las imágenes tenían un tono verdoso, my amigo Antonio Ballesteros (que trabaja en el Observatorio Llano del Hato en Mérida) me dió unos tips y las imágenes corregidas.

 

 

And a processed image with the sequence of tips by Antonio

Y una nueva imagen luego de aplicar la secuencia de tips de Antonio

 

 

 

 

Sunspot 1944

                  

SOHO Image                                                                                                                                                                        My Image

 

A detailed View

 

 

 

And the Fill Size with Prominences

 

In white Light

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday Nov 2

A lot of Solar Activity

 

SOHO                                                                                                                                                                    My Own Image

 

Also In H-Alpha

 

 

 

A detailed view on Sunspot 1884

 

 

And another

 

And Even some prominences

 

 

 

For once a change!

 

The moon and the moon X

I was finishing my Solar imaging session and found the Moon was high and ready to be imaged, so I pointed my scope to it

 

This is the first atempt

 

After I had captured a couple more ove videos including one taken at the exact first quarter I realized the Moon X was visible

 

 Here is the Image taken from that video that captured tyhe moon on its first quarter the X is visible.

Mouse over the image to see annotated version

 

 

 

 

Now a closer look

 

 

 

 

And an even closer look

 

An the images with the best resolution

Click for the full resolution image.

 

The Solar session didn't produce good results, seeing and operator error that saved the videos in DV format and lost a lot of the resolution in the images contibuted to the poor results.

 

 

I have posted the best H-Aplha image below

There are some artifacts that came after I processed the image

 

 

Also Imaged in white Light

 

 

 

 

 

DMK Tests Sunspot 1857

Second round of tests on the DMK after modifying the eyepiece holder

 

SOHO Image                                                                                                                                            My Image

The Sun looks kind of boring today a few sunspots

 

 

 

Now in H-Alpha things look more interesting!

 

Click on the image to view at full size

 

 

First Light DMK042

 

While the spare mounting ring arrives from DMK I set the camera up with masking tape and took several images

 

 

 

 

 

 

And a detail of nice prominence taken with the Canon T3

 

I also captured a Solar Transit I don't know what was it, Do you?

 

 

Click here to see the video

 

 

 

 

SUNSPOT 1785 Images Updated on 7/7/2013

 

 

 

 

 

A Close up of the Group

 

 

 

In H-Alpha (some prominences visible)

 

 

 

A detail in H-Alpha

 

 

SUNSPOT 1785

Finally after a few weeks of low activity a new sunspot is facing Earth.

SOHO Image                                                                                                        Own Image

 

This was a first light of the motorized focuser on the Coronado PST so here are the results

 

 

Same with details on the small promincnces and some filaments

 

A Zoom-in of the promincnce

 

Area of the Sunspot in H-Alpha

 

 

The same taken with the Neximage 5,

It was very tricky, under H-Alpha light the NI5 generates what is called newtonian rings that affect the quality of the image

 

 

 

 

H-Alpha Tests

 

First in White light

   

 

                                                        SOHO Image                                                                                               My Image

 

And Now in H-Alpha

 

 

 

 

FRENCH CAMP FALL 2012 TRIP

On the week of Oct 12th 2012 a group of Amateur Astronomers met at Rainwater Observatory in French Camp, MS

 

These are some of the images I captured

 

Jupiter Io and Europa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simulation from Skychart

 

 

 

 

 

Orion Nebula

 

 

 

The Sun in H-Alpha

 

 

 

 

 

Earthshine

 

 

 

Image

Fecha/Date (GMT)

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

Jupiter Io Europa.png  ‎November ‎16, ‎2012, ‏‎11:50:38 PM CST Celestron C8, Neximage Camera,200 frames out of 374
m42-8bit-small.png November ‎15, ‎2012, ‏‎12:01:50 AM CST Celestron C8, Canon T3, 15 x 30 seg frames, stacked with DeekSkyStacker, Photoshop processing
out_2a_finalHalpha.png ‎November ‎16, ‎2012, ‏‎4:01:20 PM CST Coronado PST, Canon T3, Powermate 5X, Eos Movie rec capture, processed in registax 6, Editing in Gimp
IMG_0449.PNG November ‎16, ‎2012, ‏‎6:49:18 PM CST Canon T3, 18mm lens, f/5.6, 1/4 seg

 

Sunspot AR 1598

Pictures taken on Oct 28 2012

               

        SOHO Image                                                                  Own Image (click to see full size image)

 

 

This image shows a detail of the Sunspots with Neximage 5 and 2x Barlow

 

 

 

 

Neximage 5 with Teleview 5x

 

Image

Fecha/Date (GMT)

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

video0004 12-10-28 11-08-48a.png 2012/10/28 17:08 WO ZS66 SD, Neximage 5, iCap capture software, 1750 frames.Registrax 6.1, Gimp for cropping and resizing
video0005 12-10-28 11-18-11a.png 2012/10/28 17:18 WO ZS66 SD, Neximage 5, Barlow 2x, iCap capture software, 1750 frames.Registrax 6.1, Gimp for cropping and resizing
video0008 12-10-28 11-38-43a.png 2012/10/28 17:38 WO ZS66 SD, Teleview 5x, Neximage 5, iCap capture software, 1750 frames.Registrax 6.1, Gimp for cropping and resizing

 

 

Sunspot AR 1429

On March 3 the Sunspot 1429 emerged and announced itself with a M3-Class solar flare, since then it has been very active.

The weather allowed me to image the sunspot on saturday 10th

 

               

        SOHO Image                                                                  Own Image (click to see full size image)

 

 

This image shows a detail of the Sunspot Neximage with Focal Reducer

 

 

 

 

Neximage in prime focus

 

Image

Fecha/Date (GMT)

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

out_31-cropped_small.jpg 03/10/2012 16:24 Canon 50D, Meade ETX-90, Orion Solar Filter, video captured with EOS Camera Movie Record, 2 minutes, ISO 1600, 1/8000 exposure, 2000 frames.Registrax 6, Gimp for cropping and resizing
K3CCD_2012-03-10_16-44-04_rcol11_AR-1439.jpg 03/10/2012 16:44 Celestron Neximage, Celestron 0.5x Reducer, Meade ETX-90, 300 Frames, Registax 5
K3CCD_2012-03-10_17-12-14_rcol11.jpg 03/10/2012 17:12 Celestron Neximage, Prime Focus, Meade ETX-90, 300 Frames, Registax 5

 

 

Conjunction Venus Moon Jupiter

 

At 18:07

 

The Trio in one frame at 19:01

 

Through my 66 mm Scope in prime focus

 

Earthshine at it's best

Just before Venus dissapeared

 

And the trio again, Jupiter brights through the clouds

 

 

 

 

And my first attempt at Venus!

 

 

 

Image

Fecha/Date (GMT)

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

IMG_0005a_small.JPG 02/26/2012 00:07 Canon 50D, Lens 55mm F/2.8, 1/500seg, ISO 3200
IMG_0002_4ab_small_c.JPG 02/26/2012 01:01 Canon 50D, Lens 55mm F/2.8, 1/500seg, ISO 3200
IMG_0003_2a_small.JPG 02/26/2012 00:38 Canon 50D, WO ZS66 SD, Prime Focus, 1/1500 Seg
IMG_0027a_small.JPG 02/26/2012 00:47 Canon 50D, WO ZS66 SD, Prime Focus, 1/3 Seg
IMG_0044a_small.JPG 02/26/2012 02:41 Canon 50D, Lens 23mm F/2.8, 1/2seg, ISO 3200
IMG_0042a_small.JPG 02/26/2012 02:40 Canon 50D, Lens 17mm F/2.8, 1/5seg, ISO 3200
K3CCD_2012-02-25_23-32-33_rcol11.jpg 2012-02-25 23:32:33 Celestron Neximage, Barlow 3x, WO ZS66 SD, Prime Focus, 300 Frames, Registax 5

 

 

 

 

Jupiter

On October 29th I got a few images of Jupiter

Jupiter, Io, Europa and Callisto

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also I was able to compare the two modes for the Celestron Neximage

Normal                                                            Raw

 

 

 

 

 

And with a 3x Barlow

 

 

Image

Fecha/Date (GMT)

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

Jupiter_Io_Europa_Calisto-K3CCD_2011-10-30_03-11-12_rcol11.jpg 2011-10-30_03-11-12

Celestron C8 With Celestron Neximage. K3CCDtools,. Registax 5, GIMP Software for final edition

K3CCD_2011-10-30_03-35-08.jpg 2011-10-30_03-35-08

Celestron C8 With Celestron Neximage.Celestron 2x Barlow. K3CCDtools,. Registax 5, GIMP Software for final edition

Jupiter-K3CCD_2011-10-30_03-26-40_rcol11-a.jpg 2011-10-30_03-26-40

Celestron C8 With Celestron Neximage.Celestron 2x Barlow. K3CCDtools,. Registax 5, GIMP Software for final edition RAW Mode

Jupiter-K3CCD_2011-10-30_03-47-49_rcol11-a.jpg 2011-10-30_03-47-49

Celestron C8 With Celestron Neximage.Meade short 3x Barlow. K3CCDtools,. Registax 5, GIMP Software for final edition

 

MORE SOLAR PICTURES

On Saturday Oct 8th taken with 66mm Refractor and Baader Filter

   

SOHO                                              Own Image

 

 

Sunspots 1312, 1309, 1313

 

 

 

 

On Sunday Oct 9th taken with 90mm Mak and Orion Solar Filter

And using a Canon camera and eyepiece projection

 

   

SOHO Image                                  Own Image (click to see full size)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunspot 1312

 

 

A New Sunspot has emerged! Not named yet

 

Solar activity

On Saturday July 30 I was able to Image the Sun

There where three active Sunspots 1260, 1261 and 1263

 

Conditions were hot and muggy making it hard to get good images, I had to take my pictures between clouds

 

                         

    My Image                                                                 SOHO Image

 

 

 

 

Solar disk detail showing the three groups

 

Image

Fecha/Date (GMT)

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

K3CCD_2011-07-30_18-31-56-a.jpg 2011-07-30_18-31-56

William Optics ZS66 With Celestron Neximage. Antares .5x Focal reducer. Registax 5, GIMP Software for final edition

K3CCD_2011-07-30_18-49-27-a.jpg 2011-07-30_18-49-27

William Optics ZS66 With Celestron Neximage in Raw mode. Aviraw to debayer. registax 5: GIMP Software for final edition

K3CCD_2011-07-30_18-46-15_rcol11-a.jpg 2011-07-30_18-46-15

William Optics ZS66 With Celestron Neximage in Raw mode. .  Aviraw to debayer. registax 5.GIMP Software for final edition

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canon EOS 50D Tests

Bad news: My Casio 7MP camera is not working anymore the repair will be betwenn $90 and $350

Malas noticias: Mi cámara Casio de 7MP dejó de funcionar y la reparación costaría entre 90 y 350 Dólares

 

My friend Gustavo Alvarez was very kind and lent me his camera for some tests...

Mi amigo Gustavo Alvarez fue muy amable al permitirme usar su cámara para algunas pruebas...

 

 

Pleyades Rising on my backyard / Las Pleyades levantando tomadas desde el patio

 

          

Pleyades on the top center area of the image and the Hyades can be seen through the trees below

Click on the Image to see the best resolution

 

Las Pleyades en centro y arriba y las Hyades se pueden apreciar entre las hojas

Haga click en la imagen para mayor resolución

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Startrails

 

Equivalent to a 20 minutes of exposition, how is that possible in Memhis?

Ah! With multiple exposures and further integration (40 images of 5 seconds)

 

Correspondiente a 20 minutos de exposición, cómo es posible esto en Memphis?

Ah! Con exposiciones múltiples y posterior integración. (40 imágenes de 5 segundos)

 

 

 

 

Image

Fecha/Date

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

IMG_9355.JPG 2010-11-26_01-55-00 UT

Canon 50D, mounted on a tripod and lens 18-55mm, F/2.8, 7 Seg, ISO 800

Startrails.jpg 2010-11-26 03-00-00 to 03-23-00 UT

Canon 50D, mounted on a tripod and lens 18-55mm, F/2.8, 5 Seg, ISO 800, Integrated with Startrails V1.1 (http://www.startrails.de/)

 

 

 

Member of the Memphis Astonomical Society

 

Ver archivo de fotos de la semana / See photo Archive 

 

 

 

Jupiter

I had not being able to image Jupiter during this season so on Oct 30th I did

No había tenido la oportunidad de tomar imágenes de Júpiter el 30 de Octubre pude hacerlo

 

          

I was informed that two moons Europa and Ganimede were about to transit.

Esa misma noche supe que Europa and Gamimedes estarían transitando el planeta

 

I setup the Telescope and placed the 3x Barlow, it looks like I was too greedy, the seeing did not help

Así que realicé la configuración con el barlow de 3x pero las condiciones no eran óptimas

 

The two moons can be seen on the top left quadrant

Las dos lunes pueden apreciarse en el cuadrante de arriba y a la izquierda

 

 

 

 

Image

Fecha/Date

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

K3CCD_2010-10-31_03-11-41_rcol11.jpg 2010-10-31_03-11-41 UT

Celestron C8 with Celestron Neximage in Raw mode.  Aviraw to debayer. registax 5

K3CCD_2010-10-31_04-16-47.jpg 2010-10-31_04-16-47 UT

Celestron C8 with Celestron Neximage in Raw mode.  Barlow 3x. Aviraw to debayer. registax 5

 

 

Sunspot 1108

On September 18th I captures several images of the Sunspot 1108

El 18 de Septiembre pude capturar algunas imágenes de la mancha 1108

 

          

SOHO Image                                   Own Image

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Image camera resolution

 

 

 

 

 

With 2x Barlow

 

 

 

 

 

With 3x Barlow

 

 

 

Image

Fecha/Date

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

K3CCD_2010-09-18-14-41_rcol11-b-final.jpg 2010-09-18-14-41 UT

William Optics ZS66 With Celestron Neximage in Raw mode. Antares .5x Focal reducer. Aviraw to debayer. registax 5

K3CCD_2010-09-18_15-52-13_rcol11b.jpg 2010-09-18_15-52 UT

William Optics ZS66 With Celestron Neximage in Raw mode. Aviraw to debayer. registax 5:

K3CCD_2010-09-18_16-28-37_rcol11.jpg 2010-09-18_16-28 UT

William Optics ZS66 With Celestron Neximage in Raw mode. Celestron Ultima Barlow 2x.  Aviraw to debayer. registax 5.

K3CCD_2010-09-18_16-40-32_rcol11.jpg 2010-09-18_16-40 UT

William Optics ZS66 With Celestron Neximage in Raw mode. Meade Short Barlow 3x. Aviraw to debayer. registax 5

 

 

 

Perseids 2010

Perseidas 2010

On Aug 12 2010 we had a Perseids watch session, limiting magnitude 3

 And I was able to capure two videos with the Measde DSI camera

 

El 12 de Agosto de 2010 se realizó una observación de las perseidas, magnitud límite 3

Pude capturar dos videos con meteoros

 

Please be patient, the videos are big

Por favor sea paciente los videos son grandes

 

On the first video you will see two meteors one very small on the left and one bigger towards the center of the screen

En el primer video se observan dos meteoros uno a la lizquierda y otro hacia el centro

Video 1

 

 

On the second video you will see a small meteor towards the botton of the screen

En el segundo video se aprecia un memteoro hacia la parte de abajo de la pantalla

Video 2

 

 

 

 

Sunspot 1084

 

On July 4th 2010 I was able to image the tiny Sunspot 1084

El 4 de Julio de 2010 pude hacer algunas imágenes de la mancha solar 1084

 

You will see a sequence of images from whole disk to a 3x barlow

                     

SOHO                                                          OWN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Member of the Memphis Astonomical Society

 

Ver archivo de fotos de la semana / See photo Archive 

 

 

 

 

SUNSPOT 1045

These images were taken on Feb 7th 2010

Estas imágenes fueron tomadas el 7 de Febrero de 2010

 

SOHO Image                                                                                   My own Image

 

 

 

Foco Primario

 

 

 

With 2x Barlow

 

 

 

 

 

And with 3X Barlow

 

 

 

 

Also tried in Afocal Method with my Casio Camera

I like the affect of the clods here

 

At Max Zoom

 

 

 

Image

Fecha/Date

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

K3CCD_2010-02-07_17-09-06_rcol11.jpg

 2010-02-07 17:09:06 UT

William Optics ZS66 With Celestron Neximage in Raw mode. Antares .5x Focal reducer. Aviraw to debayer. registax 5

K3CCD_2010-02-07_17-01-38_rcol11.jpg 2010-02-07 17:01:38 UT

William Optics ZS66 With Celestron Neximage in Raw mode. Aviraw to debayer. registax 5:

K3CCD_2010-02-07_17-31-32_rcol11.jpg 2010-02-07 17:31:32 UT

William Optics ZS66 With Celestron Neximage in Raw mode. Celestron Ultima Barlow 2x.  Aviraw to debayer. registax 5.

K3CCD_2010-02-07_17-58-25_rcol11.jpg 2010-02-07 17:58:25 UT

William Optics ZS66 With Celestron Neximage in Raw mode. Meade Short Barlow 3x. Aviraw to debayer. registax 5

CIMG3962-a.JPG 2010-02-07 18:15:26 UT

William Optics ZS66 With Casio Camera coupled to WO DCL-4337. F/11, 1/400 Sec

CIMG3963-b.JPG 2010-02-07 18:23:52 UT

William Optics ZS66 With Casio Camera coupled to WO DCL-4337. F/11, f28mm, 1/400 Sec

 

 

SUNSPOT 1039 (Continued)

On Jan 1st I was able to capture during a beatifull new year's day

El Primero de Enero pude capturar algunas imágenes en una bella mañana de Año Nuevo

 

SOHO Image                                                      My own Image

 

 

 

 

With 2x Barlow

 

 

 

 

 

And with 3X Barlow

 

 

 

Also tried in Afocal Method with my Casio Camera

Also tried some other ways of imaging

This picture was taken with the Baader Solar filter and a IR pass filter, what the camera captured was the light that can make thorugh the solar filter and can pass though the IR pass filter my guess it's that it may be just H-Alpha light...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This image is a direct attempt to image the Sun directly with just the IR Filter on and at the moment of taking it I liked the effect of the reflections of the internal lens and diaphragm of the camera, just for fun and "art", nothing really scientific on it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Dec 28 2009 I took several images of the Sunspot 1039

 Again the condition were not optimal as the seeing was not good

 

El 28 de Diciembre tomé varias imágenes de la mancha solar 1035

Las condiciones no era óptimas debido a que el "seeing" no era favorable

 

Comparacion entre las imagenes de SOHO y la imagen del Sol completo

Comparison between the SOHO and own image

 

 

SOHO                                                                         Own

 

 

Prime focus

 

 

With 2x Barlow

 

 

With 3x Barlow

Here a squared pattern emerged from the image when treated, need to investigate why

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the Funny Part (another plane flying in front of my camera!)

 

 

 

Image

Fecha/Date

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

K3CCD_2009-12-28_17-51-44_rcol11-cropped.jpg

 2009-12-28 17:51:44 UT

William Optics ZS66 With Celestron Neximage in Raw mode. Antares Focal reducer. Aviraw to debayer. registax 5

K3CCD_2009-12-28_17-45-23_rcol11a.jpg 2009-12-28 17:45:23 UT

William Optics ZS66 With Celestron Neximage in Raw mode. Aviraw to debayer. registax 5: Barlow 2X

K3CCD_2009-12-28_19-24-07_rcol11.jpg 2009-12-28 19:24:07 UT

William Optics ZS66 With Celestron Neximage in Raw mode. Celestron Ultima Barlow 2x.  Aviraw to debayer. registax 5.

K3CCD_2009-12-28_19-32-10_rcol11.jpg 2009-12-28 19:32:10 UT

William Optics ZS66 With Celestron Neximage in Raw mode. Meade Short Barlow 3x. Aviraw to debayer. registax 5

plane.gif 2009-12-28 19:32:10 UT

William Optics ZS66 With Celestron Neximage in Raw mode. Meade Short Barlow 3x. Aviraw to debayer. registax 5. Two Frames extracted from the original video K3CCD_2009-12-28_19-32-10_rcol11.avi

 

 

 

SUNSPOT 1035

 

On Dec 16 2009 I took several images of the Sunspot 1035

 The conditions were not optimal there was a thin layer of clouds

 

El 16 de Diciembre tomé varias imágenes de la mancha solar 1035

Las condiciones no era óptimas debido a una ligera capa de nubes

With 2x Barlow

 

 

Image

Fecha/Date

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

K3CCD_2009-12-16_18-21-42_rcol11-cropped.JPG

2009-12-14 18:21:42 UT

William Optics ZS66 With Celestron Neximage in Raw mode. Aviraw to debayer. registax 5

K3CCD_2009-12-16_18-37-25_rcol11-cropped.JPG

2009-12-14 18:37:25 UT

William Optics ZS66 With Celestron Neximage in Raw mode. Aviraw to debayer. registax 5: Barlow 2X

 

 

Sunspot 1029

On October 23rd a new Sunspot (1029) started to emerge on the Sun Surface

El 23 de Octube una nueva mancha solar comenzó a aparecer

 

On Oct 28 I was able to image it (almost) before the Sun dissapeared behind a tree

El 28 de Octube pude (casi) tomar una imagen antes de que el Sol desapareciera detras de unos árboles

Image

Fecha/Date

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

K3CCD_2009-10-28_22-26-58_rcol11-cropped.JPG

2009-10-28 22:26:58 UT

William Optics ZS66 With Celestron Neximage in Raw mode. Aviraw to debayer. registax 5: 60 Frames out of 181.

 

 

 

Moon and Jupiter

On september 1st while picking the mail the moon and jupiter looked gorgeous

Only one problem: the difference in luminosity didn't allow to me to capture both

Without burning the moon image

2 seconds exposure

 

I decided to take another picture with fast speed and get the moon alone

I also tried to keep the camera steady

1/200 second exposure

 

Then using GIMP (a freeware for manipulating images) merged the two images...

Well... I'm learning

And stretching the values of the images

 

 

Another try...

2 second exposure

1/200 second exposure

 

And the result... that I liked the most

 

Sunspot 1024

As a surprise the Sun has shown the Sunspot 1024

 

An image of the whole solar disk

 

Closer...

 

 

 

 

 

Image

Fecha/Date

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

K3CCD_2009-07-04_18-10-11a.jpg

07/04//2009   19:10: UT

William Optics ZS66 With Celestron Neximage .5x Focal reducer

K3CCD_2009-07-04_18-19-14a.jpg

07/04//2009   19:19: UT

William Optics ZS66 With Celestron Neximage

K3CCD_2009-07-04_18-23-19.jpg

07/04//2009   18:23: UT

William Optics ZS66 With Celestron Neximage Barlow 3x

K3CCD_2009-07-04_17-17-53.jpg

07/04//2009   17:17: UT

William Optics ZS66 With Celestron Neximage

 

 

 

Habemus Maculam

Finally after a long break the Sun has shown a Sunspot the Sunspot 1019

Finalmente luego de un largo descanso el Sol nos ha mostrado una mancha! La mancha Solar 1019

 

 

 

Below the SOHO Image

 

 

 

Image

Fecha/Date

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

CIMG3472-b-annotated.JPG

06/03//2009   20:52: UT

William Optics ZS66 on tripod, Camera: Casio EX-P700, 28mm, F/11.1, 1/320 sec, afocal with WO DCL-4337

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December Conjunctions - Conjunciones de Diciembre

 

During December 2008 we had some very nice conjunctions with the Moon, Venus, Jupiter and Mercury on the escene

Durante Diciembre de 2008 se observaron varias conjunciones interesantes, con la Luna, Venus, Júpiter y Mercurio en la escena.

Nov 27 2008

Venus y Júpiter - Venus and Jupiter

 

Dec 2 2008

Venus, Júpiter y la Luna - Venus, Jupiter and Moon

 

 

 

La Luna, Venus y Júpiter - Moon, Venus and Jupiter

 

Dec 29 2008

Venus (top), Moon (middle) and Jupiter (bottom right)

Venus (arriba), La Luna (centro) y Júpiter (abajo-derecha)

 

Earthshine - Luz Cenicienta

 

Dec 30 2008

Jupiter and Mercury

 

 

Moon and Plane

 

Dec 31 2008

Venus captured before sunset - Venus capturado antes del atardecer

 

Moon Before sunset

 

Mercury and Jupiter

 

Moon and Venus

 

Image

Fecha/Date

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

CIMG2879.JPG

04/02//2008   12:24: UT

Camera: Casio EX-P700, 8mm, F/2.9, 2 sec

CIMG2897.JPG 12/02/2008 12:24 UT

Camera: Casio EX-P700, 16mm, F/3.5, 1/8 sec

CIMG2901.JPG 12/02/2008 12:28 UT

Camera: Casio EX-P700, 16mm, F/3.2, 2 sec

CIMG3041-a.JPG 12/29/2008 12:34 UT

Camera: Casio EX-P700, 11mm, F/8.8, 4 sec

CIMG3049-abc.jpg 12/20/2008 12:42 UT

Camera: Casio EX-P700, 29mm, F/9.9, 8 sec

CIMG3059-a.JPG 12/30/2008 12:11 UT

Camera: Casio EX-P700, 23mm, F/3.9, 1/60 sec

CIMG3068-a_filtered.jpg 12/30/2008 12:22 UT

Camera: Casio EX-P700, 28mm, F/4.0, 1/30 sec

CIMG3090-a_filtered.jpg 12/30/2008 10:45 UT

Afocal mode:
Camera: Casio EX-P700, 28mm, F/4.0, 1/30 sec
Scope: William Optics ZS66 SD, DCL-4337

CIMG3092-b.jpg 12/30/2008 10:46 UT

Afocal mode:
Camera: Casio EX-P700, 28mm, F/4.0, 1/30 sec
Scope: William Optics ZS66 SD, DCL-4337

CIMG3177-a_filtered.jpg 12/31/2008 11:30 UT

Camera: Casio EX-P700, 28mm, F/4.0, 1/10 sec (mounted atop WO66 on tracking with DS2000 mount)

CIMG3179.JPG 12/31/2008 11:32 UT

Camera: Casio EX-P700, 28mm, F/4.0, 2 sec (mounted atop WO66 on tracking with DS2000 mount)

 

 

 

The Biggest Moon of the year

La Luna más grande del año

En  Diciembre de 2008 tuvimos la oportunidad de ver la luna llena más grande del año, la luna en perigeo, un 14% más grande y 30 más brillante.

On December 2008, we had the chance to see the biggest and brightest Moon of the year, the moon on perigee, 14% wider and 30% brighter.

 

 

 

 

Moon X taken on Oct 6 2008

La X de la Luna tomada el 6 de Octubre de 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On April 2nd I was able to image saturn from French Camp Missisipi during the Mid South Star Gaze

El 2 de Abril capturé estas imágenes de Saturno en French Camp, estado de Missisipi durante la celebración de la "Mid South Star Gaze"

 

 

Fecha/Date

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

04/02//2008   06:18 UT

Camera: Celestron Neximage prime focus (f/10). Camera details: n/a
Telescope Celestron C8 Capture with K3CCD Tools, processing Registax 4.

 

 

 

 

 

Fecha/Date

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

04/02//2008   06:18 UT

Camera: Celestron Neximage prime focus (f/30). Camera details: n/a
Telescope Celestron C8 Capture with K3CCD Tools, processing Registax 4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The sword of Orion / La espada de Orion

My friend Jan Timmermans (http://www.thefirmament.nl) processed the image a little with a very nice result...

Fecha/Date

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

12/30/2007   01:53 UT

Camera: Casio EX-P700 7mm, f2.8, 10 seconds
Telescope: WO ZS SD66 with eyepiece DCL-4337, Processed with K3CCD Tools (dark subtraction) and Neatimage to reduce noise

 

 

Comet 17P/Holmes

In Octuber 24th the comet 17P/Holmes  increased its bright going from magnitude 17 to 3.5 I was able to observe and photograph it on Oct 28th.

El 24 de Octubre el cometa 17P/Holmes incrementó su brillo desde magnitud 17 a magnitud 3.5, yo pude observarlo y fotografiarlo el 27 de Octubre.

 

First Picture 1.6 Seconds

Second Picture 2 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fecha/Date

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

10/27/2007   13:55 UT

Camera: Casio EX-P700 7mm, f2.8, 1.6 seconds
Telescope: WO ZS SD66 with eyepiece DCL-4337

10/27/2007   13:46 UT

Camera: Casio EX-P700 19mm, f3.7, 2 seg
Telescope: WO ZS SD66 with eyepiece DCL-4337

 

 

Jupiter in Scorpius/Jupiter en Escorpio

On August 21st and from home I took this image of Jupiter and the moon in Scorpius, I added the image generated by Starry Night so any observer can figure the constellation

El 11 de Agosto desde mi casa pude tomar esta imágen de Jupiter y la Luna en Escorpio, he agragado la imagen del programa Starry Night para que cualquier observador pueda figurarse la constelación.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fecha/Date

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

08/21/2007   01:25 UT

Camera: Casio EX-P700, 20 Sec, 8mm F/2.9
   

 

 

Jupiter/Jupiter

On August 11 and in a session previous to the Perseids watch I took this image of Jupiter

El 11 de Agosto durante la sesión previa a la observación de las Perseidas pude tomar estas imágenes de Jupiter

In this case I was lucky to capture the Shadow of Io (that was in transit in front of the planet) and the GRS

En este caso fuí capaz de capturar la sombra de Io (que estaba transitando frente al planeta) y de la Gran Mancha Roja)

 

 

Fecha/Date

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

08/11/2007   04:19 UT

Camera: Celestron Neximage, Prime Focus,  Celestron C8, K3CCDTools for capture and Registax 4 for stacking

08/11/2007   04:52 UT

Camera: Celestron Neximage, Prime Focus,  Celestron C8, Barlow 3x, K3CCDTools for capture and Registax 4 for stacking

 

Jupiter and Moon/Jupiter y la Luna

I was able to image Jupiter on July 21st / El 21 de Julio pude hacer imágenes de Jupiter

 

 

Ver archivo de fotos de la semana / See photo Archive 

 

 

And the moon y la Luna

 

 

Fecha/Date

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

07/21/2007   04:19:48:UT

Camera: Celestron Neximage, Prime Focus,  Celestron C8

 

 

After several months without imaging with my C8, finally was able to get some good opportunities

Luego de varios meses sin fotografiar con el C8, finalmente tuve una buena oportunidad

 

Saturno / Saturn

 

 

 

Fecha/Date

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

04/21/2007 03:19:54  UT

Camera: Celestron Neximage, Prime Focus                                      Brightness : 40%
Contrast : 51%
Saturation : 100%
Gamma : 35% 
Color Mode : 255
WhiteBalanceM : auto)
WhiteBalRed : 53%

 

Otro Intento / Another attempt

Barlow 2X

 

Fecha/Date

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

04/21/2007 03:39:30  UT

Camera: Celestron Neximage, Prime Focus, Barlow 2X             Brightness : 52%
Contrast : 51%
Saturation : 100%
Gamma : 45%
Color Mode : 255
WhiteBalanceM : auto
WhiteBalRed : 53%
WhiteBalBlue : 16%             

 

And the best of the night

Y la mejor de la noche

 

Fecha/Date

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

04/21/2007 03:36:36  UT

Camera: Celestron Neximage, Prime Focus, Barlow 2X             Brightness : 52%
Contrast : 51%
Saturation : 100%
Gamma : 45%
Color Mode : 255
WhiteBalanceM : auto)
WhiteBalRed : 53%
WhiteBalBlue : 16%             

 

Luna de 2.35 dias y Venus separados 3.5 grados

2.37 days old Moon and Venus separated 3.5 degrees

 

Sin palabras / No words

 

 

 

Fecha/Date

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

02/19/2007  01:43 UT

Camera: Casio EX-P700,ISO 80, f 9mm F/3.4, 6 seconds. 

Camera: Casio Ex-p700, ISO 80, f26mm, F4.3, 2 Seconds

 

Memphis a too bright city / Memphis ciudad demasiado brillante

These pictures were taken with my Casio Camera and no filtering

Estas fotos fueron tomadas con mi cámara Casio y sin filtrado

 

Here we appreciate Vega (botom) and the double double (top) in Lyra and Albireo (left) in Cygnus

Aquí se aprecian Vega (debajo) y la doble doble (arriba) en la Lira y Albireo (izquierda) en el Cisne

 

Same image processed to reduce city bright

La misma imagen procesada para eliminar el brillo de la ciudad

 

 

 

 

Fecha/Date

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

11/24/2006  04:27 UT

Camera: Casio EX-P700,ISO 80, f 7mmmm F/2.8, 15 seconds. 

Telescope: WO SD66, Ocular WO DCL-4337 (40mm). 

 

The Sun / El Sol

Sunspot 921

 

                Own Image                                                                SOHO image

 

Detail

 

With Webcam

 

Fecha/Date

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

11/04/2006  21:24 UT

Camera: Casio EX-P700,ISO 80, f 26mm F/7.9, /1600 seconds. 

Telescope: WO SD66, Ocular WO DCL-4337 (40mm). 

Agena Solar Filter

11/04/2006  21:22 UT

Camera: Casio EX-P700,ISO 80, f 26mm F/7.9, /1200 seconds. 

Telescope: WO SD66, Ocular WO DCL-4337 (40mm). Max Digital Zoom

Agena Solar Filter

11/04/2006  20:41 UT

Camera: Celestron Neximage, Brightness : 40% - raw: 51 (0 .. 127)
Contrast : 51% - raw: 32 (0 .. 63)
Saturation : 100% - raw: 100 (-100 .. 100)
Gamma : 23% - raw: 7 (0 .. 31)
Color Mode : 0(0=off)
WhiteBalanceM : 4(0=lamp,1=sun,2=FL,3=manual,4=auto)
WhiteBalRed : 53% - raw: 136 (0 .. 255)
WhiteBalBlue : 16% - raw: 42 (0 .. 255)
FPS : 1(0..5=5,10,15,20,25,30)
NonSC Exposure: 7(0..10=longest to shortest - depends on camera)
Gain : 0% - raw: 0 (0 .. 63)
FlipHorizontal: 1(0=off)
FlipVertical : 1(0=off)
AutoExposure : 0(0=off)
AutoAll : 0(0=off)

Processing: Registrax 3, 605 out of 607 frames, retouching with indows Picture Manager

Telescope: WO SD66, Ocular WO DCL-4337 (40mm). Max Digital Zoom

Agena Solar Filter

 

This edition of the page is dedicated to my friend Eddy Honeycutt (1948-2006)    Eddy: We will miss you!

 

Albireo/Albireo

Albireo is another double star, it's located on the cygnus constellation  is also named Beta Cygnus, on October 14th 2006 I had the opportunity of photograph the Star. This star is easlly revealed with Binoculars, then a red giant and blue star can be seen.

Albireo es otra estrella doble, localizada en la constelación del Cisne, tanbién es llamada Beta Cisne, el 14 de Octubre de 2006 tuve la oportunidad de fotografiar esta estrella, que una vez desdoblada presenta una estrella roja y otra azul

 

 

Fecha/Date

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

10/14/2006  02:01 UT

Camera: Casio EX-P700,ISO 80, f 26mm F/4, 2 seconds. 

Telescope: Celestron C8, Ocular WO DCL-4337 (40mm). 

Total Effective focal length:  1300mm

 

 

 

Mizar/Alcor

As part of my preparation for the Mercury transit in November 2006 I'm making tests with my afocal setup. In this  case pointed the scope to Mizar and Alcor (a double star circled in the picture) in the Big Dipper . In the old times the archers were chosen based on their ability to see the two stars with the naked eye

Como parte de mi preparación para el tránsito de Mercurio en Noviembre de 2006, estoy haciendo pruebas con mi configuración afocal. En este caso apunté el telescopio hacia Mizar y Alcor (una estrella doble, encerrada en el círculo) en la constelación de la Osa Mayor . En los tiempos antiguos, se escogía a los arqueros basándose su habilidad de poder observar la estrella doble a simple vista.

 

 

 

 

Original Image below

 

 

Fecha/Date

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

10/11/2006  14:01 UT

Camera: Casio EX-P700,ISO 80, f 28mm F/4, 4 seconds. 

Telescope: William Optics ZS66 SD, Ocular WO DCL-4337 (40mm). Celestron Barlow 3x

Total Effective Power: 814.8

 

 

Mars and Saturn

On Saturday Jun 24th captured this image of Saturn and Mars during a typical summer evening the time was 9:14 PM. The star on the top left border is Regulus on Leo

El Sábado 24 de Junio tomé esta imagen de Marte y Saturno en una típica noche de Verano en el Hemisferio Norte hora 9:14 PM. La estrella en el lado superior izquierdo es Régulo de la constelación del León

 

Fecha/Date

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

06/24/2006  03:14 UT

Camera: Casio EX-P700,ISO 80, f 7.1mm F/4, 30 second

 

 

Luna de 3 días - 3 day moon

On this picture can be seen several Moon features, like the Mare Crisium, and craters like Langrenus and Petavius

En esta fotografía, se pueden apreciar varias de las formaciones de la Luna como el Mar de las Crisis y los cráteres Petavius y Langrenus

 

Fecha/Date

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

05/01/2006  03:06 UT

Camera: Casio EX-P700,ISO 80, f 28 mm F/4, 1/15 second, Afocal technique, Telescope William Optics ZD66 SD, Eyepiece Celestron Ploss 26mm

 

Jupiter on Libra - Júpiter en Libra

El día 22 de Abril participé con la Sociedad Astronómica de Memphis, MAS en una sesión de observación. En esta foto puede apreciarse Júpiter justo al lade de la estrella Zubenelgenubi en la constelación de Libra.

I participated on the April 22nd Obsevation Session organized by the Memphis Astronomical Society, MAS. On this picture Jupiter can be seen just beside the star Zubenelgenubi of Libra.

       

Para comparar la imagen generada por el programa Starry Night

For comparison an image generated by the program Starry Night

 

 

Fecha/Date

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

22/04/2006  05:10 UT

Camera: Casio EX-P700, f 7.1 mm F/2.8, 40 seconds, piggybacked to Celestron 8 scope

Saturno - Saturn

Fecha/Date

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

27/02/2006  03:27 UT

Celestron C8 @ F30, Neximage LX-Moded Camera, 290 Frames out of 1100,  Procesed with Registax 3.Brightness : 53% . Contrast : 51% 
Saturation : 100% .Gamma : 100% .WhiteBalRed : 53% - raw: 136 (0 .. 255). WhiteBalBlue : 16% FPS : 2. Gain : 25% 

 

Aqui están mis primeras fotos de saturno de este año, fueron tomadas por casualidad, yo estaba trabajando

en la alineación y una vez que terminé Saturno estaba en el cenit

Lamentablemente al final de la sesión la lente del telescopio de humedeció por condensación: La sesión había terminado

 

Here are my first pictures of Saturn this year, These picture were taken a by casualty, I was working on the aligning and when

 finished Satrun was on the zenit

Unfortunately the corrector lens got wet due to condensation: The session was over

 

 

 

 

Fecha/Date

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

Jan 8th 2006

Celestron C8, Neximage  Camera, 1053 Frames out of 1053 IR-Filter. No exposure records available. Procesed with Registax 3

Jan 8th 2006

Celestron C8, Neximage  Camera, Barlow 2X, 724 Frames out of 724 IR-Filter. No exposure records available. Procesed with Registax 3

Jan 8th 2006

Celestron C8, Neximage  Camera, Barlow 3X, 460 Frames out of 460 IR-Filter. No exposure records available. Procesed with Registax 3

 

 

Nebulosa de Orion - Orion Nebula

M42

Fecha/Date

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

30/12/2005 2:52 UT

Celestron C8 @ F3.3, Neximage LX-Moded Camera, 4 Frames out of 8, 10 seconds exposure each. IR-Filter. Procesed with Registax 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fecha/Date

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

November 17 2005 Memphis, Tennessee

Casio EPX-700, f26mm F/6.9 1/800 seg

 

22/08/2017

 

Mars Again / Marte de nuevo

 

Fecha/Date

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

October 16th 2005

Celestron C8, Celestron Neximage, 261 frames out of 261, 1/100 sec, gain 0, Sat 50  Published: 2005/09/28

 

 

 

 

El Sol

The Sun

 

Fecha/Date

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

Monday Sept 3rd 2005 10:55 am

Afocal with Meade ETX-70, Eyepiece Plössl 26mm, Casio EX-P700,  f28mm, F/5.5, 1/250 seg, Baader Film filter Seg. Published: 2005/10/05

 

 

Primera foto de marte / First mars ever

 

Fecha/Date

Condiciones/Conditions-Equipo/equipment

Saturday Sept 25th 01:24

Celestron C8, Celestron Neximage, 261 frames out of 261, 1/100 sec, gain 0, Sat 50, Published: 2005/09/28

 

 

entro el Hotel Humboldt / In the middle the hotel situated atop the mountain: Humboldt

Debajo un acercamiento / Below a zoomed picture

 

Fecha/Date

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Thursday Sept 22nd 22:05

Casio EX-P700, 5 Seconds, f 7mm, F/2.8 Published: 2005/09/23

Thursday Sept 22nd 22:05

Casio EX-P700, 4 Seconds, f 28mm +2X digit, F/4 Published: 2005/09/23

 

 

Conjunción Venus Júpiter

Venus Jupiter Conjuntion

 

 

As part of the moon workshop we used a C8 Telescope to see a moon feature:

Como parte del taller se usó un telescopio C8 para ver algún elemento importante:

 

Rima Ariadeus: 133mi, height 1500 ft

Rima Aradeus: 226x226Km, altura 480m

 

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11 de Agosto de 2005 - Aug 11th 2005

Celestron C8, Celestron Neximage, Brightness : 28% - raw: 35 (0 .. 127)
Contrast : 6% - raw: 4 (0 .. 63), Saturation : 100% - raw: 100 (-100 .. 100), Gamma : 35% - raw: 11 (0 .. 31), Color Mode : 255 (0=off)  Published: 2005/08/11

 

 

I´m attending a moon workshop and found the name they give to the moon in the 3rd day this in an untouched picture.

Estoy asistiendo a un taller sobre la luna y encontré el Nombre que se le da a esta luna de 3 días: Cenicienta

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14 de Dic de 2004 - Dec 14th 2004

Nikon Coolpix 800, f7mm,  F/3.5,  8 seg Exp., Afocal mode with a TASCO 114mm , Tasco Eyepiece 25 mm, @23:25 UT Caracas. Published: 2005/08/10

 

 

 

Conjuntion of Venus, Saturn and Mercury - Conjunción de Venus, Saturno y Mercurio

 

Taken on Jun 26th / Tomada el 26 de junio

 

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26 de Junio de 2005 - Jun 25th 2005

Nikon Coolpix 800, f14mm,  F/4.8,  8 seg Exp.,  Taken at Astrocolinas Observatory, Caracas. Published: 2005/06/26

Taken on Jun 25th / Tomada el 25 de junio

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25 de Junio de 2005 - Jun 25th 2005

Nikon Coolpix 800, f10mm,  F/4.2, 1 seg Exp.,  Taken at Astrocolinas Observatory, Caracas. Published: 2005/06/26

 

The Sun showing spot 779

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17 de Junio de 2005 - Jun 17th 2005 Meade ETX-70, Nikon Coolpix 800 in afocal mode,,f 10mm, F/9, 1/600 seg Celestron Pössl 25 mm. Published: 2005/06/17

 

Europa, Jupiter, Io

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11 de Junio de 2005 - Jun 11th 2005 Celestron C8, Celestron Ultima 2x Barlow, Celestron Neximage camera,  K3CCD Tools 1.1, 288 Frames AVI. Registrax 3, taken with the help of Rafael Moros. Published: 2005/06/13

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11 de Junio de 2005 - Jun 11th 2005 Celestron C8, Celestron Ultima 2x Barlow, Celestron Neximage camera,  K3CCD Tools 1.1, 336 Frames AVI. Registrax 3, taken with the help of Rafael Moros. Published: 2005/06/13

Alcor, Mizar

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11 de Junio de 2005 - Jun 11th 2005 Celestron C8, Celestron Neximage camera in LX mode,  K3CCD Tools 1.1, 1.5 Seg exposure. Registrax 3 taken with the help of Rafael Moros. Published: 2005/06/13

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30 de Enero de 2005 - Jan 30th 2005 Tasco 114mm Telescope, 2x Barlow, Celestron Neximage camera,  K3CCD Tools 1.1, 231 Frames AVI. Registrax 2.1 and PSP post processing. Published: 2005/06/09

 

 

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5 de Mayo de 2005 - May 5th 2005 Celestron C8 Telescope, 3X Meade Barlow, Celestron Neximage camera, Astronomik IR Filter, K3CCD tools, 253 Frames AVI. Registrax 3 and PSP post processing. Published: 2005/06/02

 

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23 de Mayo de 2005 - May 23rd 2005 Celestron C8 Telescope, 3X Meade Barlow, Celestron Neximage camera, K3CCD tools, 229 Frames AVI. Registrax 3 and PSP post processing. Published: 2005/05/26

22/08/2017