11 ene. 2014

Helix nebula

This photo was taken on 2013/11/13 with a modified Canon 450D with one polution filter and a Sky Watcher 200/1000 telescope. Guided with Celestron and a Meade DSI
30 lights of 120" at ISO 400; 30 darks; 30 flats and 30 offsets.
Named also NGC 7293, this planetary nebula is located in Acuarius, 680 lights year to the sun. Ap. mag.:13,5; Absolute diameter: 5,74 ly.

26 oct. 2013

Small Magellanic Cloud

This photo was taken  in 2013 october 07.
Is an irregular dwarf galaxie. It is located at a distance of 200,000 light years from the sun.
It is also called NGC 292 or SMC.
Located in the constellation Tucana. Contains between 1000 and 4000 million stars. It has an apparent magnitude of 2.7 and an apparent size of 5 ° 20 '× 3 ° 5.
Taken with Canon 1000D with antipollution filter. Telescope Sky Watcher 200/1000. 28 lights 60 "to ISO 3200. 30 darks, 30 flats and 30 offsets.
Processed with Deep Sky Stacker and Photoshop.

12 may. 2013

6 may. 2013

Messier 83

This galaxy is a barred spiral type. It is also called the Southern Pinwheel.
It is located in the constellation of Hydra. From 1923-1983 they were in Messier 83, 6 supernovae.
Your location is: DE -29° 52 ', RA 13h 37m.
Its distance is 15 million light years. Its apparent magnitude is 7.6. The apparent size is 10 arc minutes. A beautiful galaxy.

For this photo, I took about 30 minutes in frames of 2 minutes each.
We used a Canon 450 D modified with a filter Celestron UHC / LPR.
Sensitivity: ISO 1600. Guide Celestron Telescope 70/400 with Omni 2x Barlow Meade DSI Pro camera The main telescope is a Hokenn 200/1000. Processed with Deep Sky Stacker, Photoshop and Guimp 2.8.

17 abr. 2013

A simple farewell tribute.

Sorry for the digression, but to whom I'll tell this.
My place to do astronomy, my "observatory" always called "The Eye of Owi"
And this is so in recognition of my cat, Owi, loving and loyal companion of countless nights of astronomy.
Well, after 16 years from Owi decided to go to the place we've seen so many nights together.
Well this little farewell to my dear and unselfish friend.

Owi on the roll off  of the observatory.

My cat in his workplace at the observatory.

13 abr. 2013

3 small galaxies in one photo

All three are in the constellation Virgo.
NGC 4760 is the brightest and spherical. It is an elliptical galaxy.
Its coordinates are RA 12h53m06s, -10 ° 30'00 ".
Its magnitude is 11.40 and its size is 2 'x 1.8'.

NGC 4766 is a galaxy of type SO. It is the closest to NGC 4766.
Its coordinates are RA 12h53m06s, DE-10 ° 22'59 ".
Its magnitude is 15.00 and its size is 1 "x 18"


The other is NGC 4575.
Its coordinates are RA 12h 52m 48s, -10 ° 19'00 ".
Its magnitude is 15.00 and its size is 1.2 "x 18".
The 3 are spaced 0.1 to 0.2 °.

Another galaxy in the constellation Virgo

At this time, since these latitudes, the constellation Virgo is high at midnight.
Then take the opportunity to photograph these wonders located millions of light years away.
This photograph is of the galaxy NGC 4781. It is a smaller galaxy that the Milky Way. Has light 55,000 years in diameter.
Its coordinates are RA 12h54m24s and -10 ° 31'59 ".
It has a magnitude of 11.10. It is much more tenuous than Messier 104.
Are in Group II of Virgo. Its size is 3.4 "x 1.4".
It is a barred spiral galaxy SO class.
Within its structure is a way to hook very peculiar.
He catches sight of a smaller galaxy: NGC4784 is of a size of 1.2 "x 18" and an apparent magnitude of 15.0. NGC4781 and NGC 4784 are separated by 0.1 °.
The photo was also taken with a Meade DSI Pro camera, with frames of 1 minute of exposure.