Very close to Tringulum galaxy M33 we may spot a bright open cluster towards Perseus constellation. Its name is M34 and here it is a picture I took today through a remote 6 inch apochromatic refractor on New Mexico that shows colorful stars. Enjoy it!
The telescope is a reflector Takahashi Dall-Kirkham at f/12, yielding 3 meters of focal.
I have also realized that when sit down in a chair and keeping the vision of the planet during several minutes trying different focus, the eye eventually adapts to the brightness of the planet and increasingly captures more details.
Here it is a picture of the setup:
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Milky Way rises by the East. Sagittarius on the left and Scorpius on the right.
At coordinates R.A. = 10h 43m 53s, Decl. = +11º 40′ 17″ and magnitude around 13 yesterday I could spot and record with DSLR camera the M95 supernova. This picture was taken through a 300mm telephoto lens on an EQ6 equatorial mount w/o autoguider.
The field was illuminated by a near bright planet, Mars, that became quite useful to locate the event in the sky.
Near Bullialdus crater (at top-right side of the picture) there is a quite interesting region called Rimae Hippalus. Hippalus crater is the big one (left-center side of the picture). It is a big crater. In this image, shadows in this crater due to a low altitude sunlight creates a visual effect, as if a great creature had stamped his bare footprint in lunar soil. Do you see it?