M34 Open Cluster at Perseus Constellation

Posted in Astrophotography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 2013/10/12 by computerphysicslab

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!


Jupiter through a 10 inch Mewlon telescope

Posted in Astrophotography with tags , , , , , , on 2013/02/09 by computerphysicslab
Tonight I’ve enjoyed observing a visual of Jupiter through a Mewlon 250. Although there was turbulence, it was worth. I had never seen a Jupiter so detailed by telescope. I could depict up to four bands, the great red spot and both polar icecaps. Inside bands I  could see small details as well. Also it has showed up Jupiter’s satellite Europa at its limbo during the observation.

I’ve got the best visual results without barlow, only using  a 15 mm (200x magnification) eyepiece. When using a barlow 2x, obtaining 400x magnification, details were not so easy to detect.

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:

Mewlon Setup

Vallis Alpes on the Moon

Posted in Astrophotography with tags , , , , , on 2012/10/02 by computerphysicslab

At south of Frigoris Maria, not far from the crater Cassini and at east of the large walled plain Plato, is one of the most spectacular lunar valleys: Alpine Valley, which traces a cut length of 130 km through the lunar Alps.

Vallis Alpes at Moon

Buy now a telescope to see the stars

Posted in Astrophotography with tags , , , , on 2012/08/20 by computerphysicslab

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Milky Way Time Lapse with Canon EOS 450d

Posted in Astrophotography with tags , , , on 2012/06/18 by computerphysicslab

Milky Way rises by the East. Sagittarius on the left and Scorpius on the right.


Supernova at M95

Posted in Astrophotography on 2012/03/25 by computerphysicslab

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.

Leo telephoto 300mm Supernova M95

The field was illuminated by a near bright planet, Mars, that became quite useful to locate the event in the sky.

Leo Supernova-m95 Field

Moon scratched by the claw of a bear

Posted in Astrophotography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 2011/08/31 by computerphysicslab

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?