January, 2017

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Messier 5 – Globular Cluster

Messier 5 or M5 (also designated NGC 5904) is a globular cluster in the constellation Serpens. It was discovered by Gottfried Kirch in 1702. Spanning 165 light-years in diameter, M5 is one of the largest known globular clusters. At 13 billion years old, M5 is also one of the eldest globularRead More …

Wide View of the Milkyway Galaxy

What would an astrophotographer do, if he forgets the camera adapter for the telescope? Connects camera with a lens to the mount and takes wide view shots of the milky way… Full list of the dso objects: http://bit.ly/2kl3m2M

Surprise Visitor

We have several fruit trees in the backyard, and we were losing fruit flowers due to lack of pollination. We were doing it manually on lemon trees with a small painting brush. So we are so happy to see this visitor in our garden 🙂

Jupiter and 3 moons

Finally got a decent picture of the Jupiter with 3 of its moons (Ganymede, Io and Europa). Taken with 8″ Newtonian + 2x Barlow. Jupiter was next to a half moon, so details are a little bit hazy.

Wolf Moon of Jan 11′ 2017

Full Wolf Moon – January Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. Thus, the name for January’s full Moon. Sometimes it was also referred to as the Old Moon, or the Moon After Yule. Ref: http://farmersalmanac.com/full-moon-names/

Mosaic attempt – Half Moon

Here is a detailed picture of the moon, a mosaic of 21 photos (18 Megapixel each) due to overlaps and crop the final image is 127 Megapixel. It is our test of mosaic process before the full moon.

Modifying a DSLR to Full-Spectrum for Astro-Photography

We decided to take one more step further in our favorite hobby, and sent our Canon 100D DSLR camera for removal of the pre-installed “Red Filter.” We used Kolari Vision (kolarivision.com) for the process, which is simple; pay the fee, send the camera, let them do their job, get theRead More …

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