31 dic. 2011

2 photographs taken with the Deep Sky Imager Pro Monochrome.

NGC 3132 is a planetary nebula in the constellation Vela, known as the South Ring Nebula.
24/12/2011 12:49:46 AM
Apparent magnitude 8. Visual size: 0 ° 00'48 ". ​​RA: 10h 07m 0.0 s. Decl -40 ° 26'00, 0"
Diameter: approx. 0.5 years light. Distance: 2000 light years.
The central star is not what drove the broadcast material. That star is much smaller and not visible in this photo.
There are 34 lights but the darks. Offset at 55. Gain: 100. Enhanced darks: 17.

NGC 2070 or 30 Doradus or Tarantula nebula.
HII nebula located in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
Central star cluster is a massive cluster called R136.
12/26/2011 3:55:26 AM
RA: 05h 38m 36.0 s. Decl: -69 ° 04'38 ".
Visual size: 0 ° 40'00 ". Mag: 8.20. Distance: 170,000 light years.
There are 51 lights with darks. Offset at 55. Gain: 100. Enhanced Darks: 17

21 dic. 2011

Photographs taken with the Meade DSI Pro monochrome camera

These images retain their original size. The field photo is about 12 x 8 minutes. Are taken at the telescope focus Hokenn 200/1000.The 3 photos are the result of about 50 lights of 30 sec, with the darks. All photos are made ​​with the Envisage program.

NGC 6528: Globular cluster, beyond the spout of the teapot of Sagittarius. Seen through the dense star field of the Milky Way. On the right is on the border of a dark nebula called Baade's Window.

NGC 2362 is an open cluster located in the constellation Canis Major at a distance of 5400 light-years, centered on the star Tau Canis Majoris, which is the brightest member, and very young, with an estimated age of 4-5 million years.
The cluster contains about three dozen stars of O and B spectrum plus over 100 low-mass stars that have not yet entered the main sequence.
Given his youth, NGC 2362 has also been studied to investigate the formation of planets around sun-like stars

Sculptor Galaxy Sculptor Galaxy (also known as the silver coin, NGC 253 or Caldwell 65) is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Sculptor. Approximately 11.5 million light years away

18 nov. 2011

New pictures of the moon

The craters are Piccolomini and Tiborius.

The largest craters are Catharina and Zagut.

The largest craters are Fracastorius y Piccolomini

These photos were taken on November 15, 2011. The telescope is a Hokenn 200/1000. The Canon A470 camera. Was used with a zoom x3.4. Super Plossl 10mm eyepiece. Are videos between 1500 and 2000 subs. The subs were processed with Registax for a minimum quality of 85%. Photoshop and Gimp.

A photo of Messier 42. Hokenn Telescope 200/1000. Canon 450D unmodified. 76 subs of 40 sec at ISO800. Deep Sky Stacker, Photoshop and Gimp Pixinsight. Photo taken on November 16, 2011 at 1:25


Photo taken on 11.14.2011 at 23:40 local time. Jupiter with Ganimedes. Ganimedes's shadow is cast on Jupiter.

Photo of Jupiter taken on 13/11/2011

Both photos were taken with a telescope and camera 200/1000 Hokenn Canon A470. The photos are the result of 1min30 sec films (about 1500 frames of which were about 250)

25 ago. 2011

First tests of the camera Meade DeepSky Imager Pro

My desire, in the future, is to work on asteroid search.
I'm testing a new camera.
This camera is the Meade Deepsky Imager Pro
It is a simple and inexpensive camera, used for this work.
The CCD is monochrome: Sony CCD sensor Hight sensitivity Exview HAD

These photos are just testing the camera Meade: Messier 7, an open star cluster, Messier 55, an globular cluster and 47 Tucanae, a beautiful globular cluster.

Messier 7

Messier 55

47 Tucanae

17 jun. 2011

Eta Carina nebula

The Carina Nebula (also known as the Great Nebula in Carina, the Eta Carina Nebula, or NGC 3372) is a bright and huge nebula surrounds several open clusters of stars in the constellation Carina. Eta Carinae and HD 93129A, are two of the most massive and luminous stars in the Milky
Way. The nebula is located at a distance of between 6,500 and 10,000 years light of the Earth. The nebula contains multiple O-I type stars.
It's one of the largest diffuse nebulae in our skies. Although is four times larger and brighter than the famous Orion Nebula, Carina Nebula is much less known, due to its location in the
Southern Hemisphere.
This picture is only part of the nebula. This part is known as
Keyhole Nebula.
This photograph was made on May 4, 2011. 130 subs x 30 " to ISO 800. 20 flats, 20 and 20 darks offsets. Processed with Deep Sky Stacker;
Photoshop and GIMP 2.6

31 may. 2011

New picture of Omega Centauri.

In May 31 2011, I will use the telescope for the first time with his new
base. This is a photo of Omega Centauri. Subs are 46 minutes in 120 " to ISO 1600 with a filter Celestron UHC / LPR.
10 Darks, 10 Offsets and 10 Flats. Processed with Photo Shop, Gimp and
pixinsight. It is not extraordinary. But
it is my first photo with this base.

29 may. 2011

Some photographs of deep space.

Common characteristics of these photos:
Hokenn 200mm/1000 mm telescope
Dual axis unguided Motors
Canon EOS 450D unmodified.

47 Tucanae
Globular cluster in the constellation Tucana.
Is about 16,700 years light away. Diameter of about 120 light years.
Magnitude: 4.00
Size: 30 '54 "
Filter Celestron UHC / LPR
15 subs x 30 "
ISO 800

Messier 4 or NGC 6121
Globular cluster in the constellation Scorpius.
Magnitude: 5.90
Size: 26 '18 "
90 subs x 10 "

NGC 3201
Globular cluster in the constellation Vela.
Magnitude: 6.80
Size: 18 '12 "
80 subs x 10 "

NGC 2808
Class I globular cluster in the constellation Carina.
31,200 years light away
Magnitude: 6.2.
Size: 13 '48 "

Messier 62
also called NGC 6266 is a globular cluster in the constellation Ophiuchus.
22,500 years Earth light. Diameter: 100 light years
Apparent Magnitude: 6.6
Size: 14 '06 "
22/08/2010 22:00
23 subs x 25 "
ISO 800

Messier 22
O NGC 6656) Globular Cluster in the constellation Sagittarius.
Distance: approximately 10.400 years light.
Magnitude: 5.10
Size: 24 '
04/09/2010 23:30
57 subs x 20 "
ISO 800

Area near the northern border of Corona Australis. Clouds of dust spread by the stellar field blocking the light of background stars in the Milky Way, and within 500 light years away, the most dense cloud of dust (which here is seen as an area with no stars ), is about 8 light-years long.
Top left, a group of reflection nebulae, NGC6726, NGC 6727, NGC 6729 and IC 4812. The blue color is produced by light from hot young stars which is reflected in the dust of the nebula.
In the center of the image, the globular cluster NGC 6723, a light 28600 years away. Opening 13 '. Visual magnitude: 6.8.
Photo: 18/09/2010
14.5 minutes in 20 second shots at ISO 800

Trifid Nebula
also called Messier 20. Nebula Nebula emission + reflection + dark nebula
+ the Triffids, also called Barnard 85.
Magnitude: 6.3
Size: 29 '
109 subs x 20 "
ISO 800

Messier 8 or Lagoon
or NGC 6523. Emission nebula in Sagittarius.
Distance: about 5000 light years. Actual Size: 110 x 50 light years.
Apparent size: 1 30 '.
Magnitude: 5.80
14min 30 sec in subs 30 "
ISO 800

NGC 5128
Radio galaxy known as Centaurus A. Lenticular galaxy.
Distance: 14 million light years. Constellation Centaurus.
Magnitude: 7.00
Apparent size: 18 '14 "
40 subs x 13 "
ISO 1600

Sculptor Galaxy
also known as NGC 252 or Silver Dollar Galaxy or Caldwell 65.
Spiral nebula in the Sculptor group.
Distance: 11.5 million light years.
Magnitude: 7.10
Apparent size: 25 '06 "
65 subs x 30 "
ISO 1600
Filter Celestron UHC / LPR

Messier 104
also known as: Hat galaxy. Spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo.
Distance. 28 million light years.
Magnitude: 8.30
Apparent size: 8 '54 "

Messier 42
Orion Nebula, also known as NGC 1976.
Diffuse nebula situated south of Orion's Belt.
Distance: 1300 light years from Earth. Approximate diameter: 24 light years.
Magnitude: 4.00
Apparent size: 1 06 '

A jet flies over Omega Centauri.
Single RAW TIFF ISO 800 120 sec.

Omega Centauri
also known as NGC 5139. Globular cluster in the constellation Centauri.
Distance: 18300 light years.
12 subs x 120 "ISO 800.

This is the change of the tripod of the telescope by a more rigid pier.


Main Plan

View of the pier head, with the base of the telescope in place.

Plane of the first base, this base is welded to the pipe.

Plane of the second base. This base is on first base, supported by the 4 threaded rods 3 / 4 ".

Plane of the second pier base with the projection of the pipe and the base of the telescope.

Pipe with a diameter of 100 mm with its base.

My brother Luis is welding the base to the pipe.

Detail of the base and the telescope

Another photo of the installation.

I hope this information is helpful to someone.

21 may. 2011

Bahtinov: Building a focuser for telescope.

This device is helpful for a successful approach to the images when shooting the sky with a Newtonian telescope.

The device causes an optical interference phenomenon that transforms the image point of a star in a picture of this type.

Adjusting the telescope's focuser is changed that image. This coincides with the focused image of the telescope.

There are web sites to design the mask Bahtinov for each telescope. This figure is for my telescope Hokenn 200/1000. The maximum diameter is equal to the diameter of the mirror.

To build the Bathinov I used cardboard from a folder, very hard, about 2 mm thick. I printed a 1:1 scale design and paste it into the carton.

Cutting the mask with a cutter.

Mask painted with matte black spray paint.

Wire supports, to keep the mask in place at the entrance of the telescope.

Bahtinov installed on the telescope.

Bahtinov view from the eyepiece holder.