Messier 82 – Cigar Galaxy

Messier 82 (also known as NGC 3034, Cigar Galaxy or M82) is a starburst galaxy about 12 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. A member of the M81 Group, it is about five times more luminous than the whole Milky Way and has a center one hundred timesRead More …


Horse Head Nebula

DETAILS: 17 x 150 seconds @ 800 ISO 43 minutes total exposure Image Capturing – Celestron C5 Telescope – Orion Sirius EQ-G Mount – Canon D100 DSLR Camera – BackYard EOS v3.1 Guiding: – ShortTube 80mm f/5.0 refractor telescope – Orion StarShoot AutoGuider – PHD Guiding 2 Stacking & ProcessingRead More …


Crescent Venus

Goddes of the beauty, Venus From our highly light polluted back yard. Feb 24th 2017 Telescope: Explore Scientific AR127 127mm f/6.5 Achromatic Refractor Telescope Camera: Full Spectrum modified Canon SL1 3x Barlow tube ISO: 1600, 1/160 second Single shot, no stacking.


Early Christmas Gift – Explore Scientific AR152

We were looking for a better telescope to upgrade our 5″ Celestron f/10; something sharper and faster. We decided to go with Explore Scientific AR152 152mm f/6.5 Achromatic Refractor. If clouds allow we will take it for a test ride. Stay tuned.


Snow Moon and Penumbral Lunar Eclipse.

Feb 10, 2017 Full (Snow) Moon & Penumbral Eclipse Click here for full version Technical Details


Wide View for Testing a Telescope

We were having trouble with our Celestron CS5 f/10 telescope, it is not fast and collecting a decent amount of data takes hours. We have an Orion 80mm f/5.0 Refractor that came with the guiding kit. We decided to give it a try as imaging telescope. We started with 30Read More …


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.


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